The Ibanez FlatV1 Electric Guitar - the product of a collaboration between Josh Smith - one of todays most exciting and virtuosic guitarists and Ibanez - one of the world's premier guitar & pedal manufacturers. Ibanez has been known to make Signature Model Guitars for the world's most iconic guitar players of the last 40 years....From George Benson, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, to Andy Timmons, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Ibanez has garnered a reputation for staying true to the intentions of the players that they have collaborated with, and the Josh Smith FlatV1 Guitar is no exception!
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FLATV S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
The FLATV neck features a ’Soft V’ neck grip shape that blends the charm of a classic neck shape with a modern feel. This enables the neck to feel both substantial and comfortable to the player. The S-TECH Roasted Maple neck is constructed with 1 piece, and is the perfect combination of form and function.
S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard
The S-TECH special roasted treatment provides a superior attack, a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
Seymour Duncan® FLATV1 Custom pickups
Josh’s signature pickup set from Seymour Duncan feature a vintage style neck pickup with slightly increased output to adhere to Josh’s exacting tonal specifications, paired with a bridge pickup that is constructed with a mix of different types of Alnico magnets to best match the tone that Josh has relied on for years, and is able to capture guitar sounds that are both bright and fat.
Gotoh® machine heads
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
Gotoh® F1803 bridge
The Gotoh® F1803 bridge improves sustain and tuning stability.
Gotoh®/Ibanez co-designed "In-Tune" saddles
These saddles are equipped with grooves which actively prevent each string from slipping to the side.
The saddles also feature rounded edges and deeper grooves on 1st and 6th strings, which means much less saddle tilting is required to adjust the string height, and equal string spacing is more easily achieved. Additionally, the saddles are designed with pre-calculated "intonation points" where the string touches the saddle, allowing each string to have and maintain precise intonation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. The saddles themselves are made of titanium for maximum tonal clarity.
Control plate specially designed for AZS series
This control plate is curved for easier access to all the knobs and switches, without sacrificing its traditional appearance.
Special Control knobs for FLATV
Specially designed control knobs allow that feature extra knurl for more responsive control.
A non-contoured 'slab' style AZS body, allowing for a classic look and feel.
FLATV joint heel
This neck joint and heel offer a feel that is reminiscent of the golden era of guitar design, with the four-bolt metal neck plate adding extra strength and stability.
Luminlay side dot inlays
The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
Neck Type : FLATVS-TECH WOOD 1pc Roasted Maple neck
top/back/body : Ash body
fretboard : S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboardBlack dot inlay
fret : Medium fretsPrestige fret edge treatment
number of frets : 21
bridge : Gotoh® F1803 bridge
string space : 10.5mm
neck pickup : Seymour Duncan® FLATV1 Custom (S) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
bridge pickup : Seymour Duncan® FLATV1 Custom (S) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
factory tuning : 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
strings: D'Addario® EXL110
string gauge : .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
nut : Bone nut
hardware color : Chrome
NECK DIMENSIONS : (see illustration in photos)
Scale : 648mm/25.5"
a : Width 42mm at NUT
b : Width 56mm at 21F
c : Thickness 22mm at 1F
d : Thickness 24.5mm at 12F
Radius : 250mmR
This Guitar is Available in Both of our Locations - Studio City and Burbank