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2016 KIKOSP2 TRB
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The KIKOSP2 is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is a Signature guitar of Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro of the metal bands Angra and Megadeth. The KIKOSP2 is produced in China.

The KIKOSP2 is a mass-market version of Loureiro's other signature guitars, the Prestige-level KIKO100 and the Premium-level KIKO10P & KIKO10BP. It is based on the S series although it has a thicker body with a flat back and special relief on the lower horn in the rear. The body is poplar with an art grain stimulated flame top. The output jack is located on the side of the guitar rather than on the face like a typical S series guitar.

It has Ibanez Infinity R pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil. The maple neck has a 24-fret fingerboard with offset dot position markers and a special inlay at the 12th fret. The bridge is a standard double locking tremolo with a locking nut.

In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.[1]

The KIKOSP2 replaced the KIKOSP which is similar but has a synchronized tremolo.

Specifications

Specifications for KIKOSP2
Model name: KIKOSP2
Year(s) produced: 2016–2018
Sold in: Worldwide except Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Red Burst (TRB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Poplar w/ art grain flamed top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Standard tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
KIKOSP2
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2016–2017: Rosewood
2017–2018: Treated New Zealand pine
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset dot w/ special inlay at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Infinity RS (S) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Sources

  1. KIKOSP2 product page, Ibanez Europe (website), archived from the original November 2017

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