JS1000 BP 2010
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The Ibanez JS1000 is a JS series electric guitar model and signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani, introduced in 1994. It is a continuation of the original JS1 model and it is the longest running model of the JS series. Features include a basswood body, DiMarzio pickups and a double locking tremolo. Like all JS models, the body shape is based on the Ibanez Radius.

From the beginning on, there are two finishes available: Black Pearl (BP) and Burnt Transparent Blue (BTB, also known as Transparent Blue in the US). Initially both finishes were released in all areas. Later on the BP became an USA exclusive finish for the JS1000 and the BTB an Europe / Japan exclusive. Outside the US another BP colored JS was issued: the JS900. In 1997, the JS1000 didn't appear in the US catalog. In 1998 the White finish was added to the lineup in all areas. With the introduction of the Edge Pro in 2003, this finish disappeared again. From 2008 and on, the BTB was phased out. As of 2010, the JS1000 is only available in BP.

Another change for 2010 is the tremolo: the Edge Pro is replaced with the original Edge. The Edge was introduced in 1986 and has been used for various JS models, but it is the first time it is featured on the JS1000.


Specifications for JS1000
Model name: JS1000
Year(s) produced: 1994-2014
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): EU: BP (Black Pearl) (1994-1997; 2010-2014) / BTB (Burnt Transparent Blue) (1994-2009) / WH (White) (1998-2002)
JP: BP (Black Pearl) (1994-1997; 2008-2014) / BTB (Burnt Transparent Blue) (1994-2007) / WH (White) (1998-2001)
US: BP (Black Pearl) (1994-1996; 1998-2014) / TB (Transparent Blue) (1994) / WH (White) (1998-2002)
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
1994-2002: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
2003-2009: Edge Pro tremolo
2010-2014: Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo Black
Neck type:
1994-2000: JS
1999-2014: JS Prestige
Neck material:
1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone Dots
1994-1997: with JS Custom inlay
22 / W/6105
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio FRED
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro
1 Volume (with High Pass On/Off) / 1 Tone (with Coil Split) / 3-Way Toggle


JS1000 BTB
JS1000 BTB (2009)
JS1000 BP
JS1000 BP (2009)
JS1000 WH
JS1000 WH (2002)