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MBM1 BK
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

Specifications for MBM1
Name: MBM1
Years: 2007–2010
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BK (Black) with signature skull graphic
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ pearloid binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gibraltar Plus fixed
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
MBM Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Offset small dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
EMG 81 active
Neck PU:
EMG 60 active
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.011–.053
Factory tuning:
1D 2A 3F 4C 5G 6D

Sources

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