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JS2 CH
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The JS2, also known as the JS2 Chrome or JS2 CH, is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It is a signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani and part of the Joe Satriani series. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

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 widely distributed and only a few were made. The few that made it into the hands of customers are some of the most collectible/ valuable guitars Ibanez has produced due to their rarity.

The JS2 featured an American basswood body bolted 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.

In 1998 Ibanez tried again to produce a chromed guitar with the JS10th and then once more with the limited-edition JS2 Premium Rock Mirror in 2005.

Specifications

Specifications for JS2 (1990)
Model name: JS2 Chrome
Year(s) produced: 1990
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): CH (Chrome)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
JS
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / 6105
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume (w/ high-pass filter) / master tone (w/ push/pull coil-split) / 3-way toggle

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