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ICJ100WZ GG
ICW100WZ Galactic Green (more images) Red copyright sprite

The ICJ100WZ is an Iceman series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It was the signature guitar model of Jay Noel Yuenger, also known as "J.", who is best known for his work with American band White Zombie. It is the the only signature model Ibanez made for him, thus the only J. series model.

The ICJ100WZ is based on the classic "Iceman" shape which was relaunched in 1995. It features a mahogany body with maple top mated to a set-in maple neck with 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with block inlays. Components include a low profile double locking tremolo bridge and dual Ibanez humbucking pickups with coil split capabilities.

Yuenger has explained that he was attracted to the Iceman guitar not because of Paul Stanley from KISS as many assume, but rather due to Andy Wempler of the hardcore punk band, Necros. A secondary influence was Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. Nielsen is pictured with an Iceman on the back cover of Cheap Trick at Budokan, the band's break-through live album, which Yuenger says is the first album he ever purchased.[1]

The ICJ100WZ was discontinued after 1999. It is believed that just 70 were produced each year for a total production run of 280 guitars.

Specifications

Specifications for ICJ100WZ
Name: ICJ100WZ
Years: 1996–1999
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: GG (Galactic Green)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ bound maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome / black knobs
Neck
Neck type:
IC
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Ebony w/ binding
Inlays:
Pearl/ abalone block
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics/ Strings
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
IBZ HB2
Neck PU:
IBZ V7 (Vintage 7)
Controls:
2 volume (w/ coil tap) / 1 tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

1997 ICJ100WZ GG
ICJ100WZ Galatic Green (image from Ibanez website) Red copyright sprite

Sources

  1. Gear (You Asked for It), November 10, 2010, J. Yuenger (artist website), archived December 2016.

External links

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