MBM1 Black with signature skull graphic Red copyright sprite

The MBM1 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2007. It is a signature model of Matt Bachand, guitarist of the American heavy metal band Shadows Fall. It is the first signature model Ibanez created for Bachand.

The MBM1 is based on the Ibanez RGA body, but features a number of model specific features. It has a mahogany body with pearloid binding and special skull graphic bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position markers. Components include dual active EMG humbucking pickups, a fixed bridge, Gotoh tuning machines and no tone control.

A more affordable version of the MBM1 was introduced in 2009 as the MBM2. Both models were discontinued after 2010.


Specifications for MBM1
Model name: MBM1
Year(s) produced: 2007–2010
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) with signature skull graphic
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ pearloid binding
Neck joint:
Gibraltar Plus fixed
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
MBM Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset small dot
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
EMG 81 active
Neck pickup:
EMG 60 active
Master volume / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1D 2A 3F 4C 5G 6D


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