The JS2 was Ibanez's first attempt to create a chrome-plated JS model. Due to problems with the chroming process, the guitar was never distributed and only a few were made. In 1998 Ibanez tried again to produce a chromed guitar with the JS10th.
The JS2 featured an American basswood body mated to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups.