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For the model of the same name produced in 2015–2016, see MTM1 (2015–2016).
MTM1 BR 2010
MTM1 Blood Red (2010) (more images) Red copyright sprite

The MTM1 is an MTM series solid body electric guitar model produced by Ibanez. It was the first signature model of Mick Thomson, lead guitarist for American band Slipknot. It is based on the Ibanez RGT series and features include a neck-through-body construction with mahogany body wings, two humbucking pickups and a Fixed Lo Pro Edge bridge.

The MTM1 was introduced with EMG pickups in 2006. Those were replaced in 2008 with the new Seymour Duncan Blackouts pickups and a black finish was added to the lineup. In 2009 production moved from Korea to Indonesia.

For 2010 the guitar is updated with Mick Thomson's signature Blackout pickups, the Seymour Duncan Blackouts EMTY. Also the black finish was discontinued.

The MTM1 was dropped after 2011 being replaced by the MTM10 and MTM100, both of which have a body design inspired by the Glaive series. The RG-bodied MTM1 was reintroduced for 2015.

Specifications

Specifications for MTM1 (2006–2011)
Name: MTM1 (2006–2011)
Years: 2006–2011
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Korea (2006–2008) / Indonesia (2009–2011)
Finishes: BK (Black) w/ white binding (2008–2009) / BR (Blood Red) w/ black binding
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Fixed Lo Pro Edge
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Special "Seven"
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics/ Strings
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
2006–2007: EMG 81
2008–2009: Seymour Duncan Blackouts
2010–2011: Seymour Duncan Blackouts EMTY (AHB-3)
Neck PU:
2006–2007: EMG 60
2008–2009: Seymour Duncan Blackouts (AHB-1)
2010–2011: Seymour Duncan Blackouts EMTY (AHB-3)
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way lever
Factory tuning:
C# G# E B F# B

Images

Other available finishes
MTM1 BK
Black (2008–2009)
MTM1 BR
Blood Red (2006–2009)

Sources

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