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The TAM100 is an eight-string solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. It is a signature model of guitarist Tosin Abasi of the American progressive metal band Animals as Leaders. It is made in Japan by FujiGen.

The TAM100 features a AAA quilted maple top on a basswood body bolted to a wenge and bubinga neck with a 24-fret wenge fingerboard with mother of pearl block position markers. Components include DiMarzio Ionizer8 pickups with two humbuckers (which can be coil-split) flanking a single-coil, a fixed bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines. It is based on the RG2228.

The TAM10 is a less expensive mass market version of this guitar.

The TAM100 was discontinued in 2017.

Specifications

Specifications for TAM100
Name: TAM100
Years: 2013–2017
Areas: Worldwide (Japan only in 2017)
Made in: Japan
Price: MSRP: ¥525,000 (2013) / US$5,333.32 (2014) • SMAP: ¥500,000 (2013) / US$3,999 (2014)
Finishes: Transparent matte light blue top w/ unpainted back and sides
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood body (36mm) w/ 4mm AAA quilted maple top and quilted binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2013: FX Edge II-8 fixed
2014–2017: FX Edge III-8 fixed
Hardware color:
Gold
Pickguard:
Tortoise shell
Neck
Neck type:
TAM8
Neck material:
5-piece wenge/ bubinga w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
686mm/ 27"
Fingerboard:
Wenge
Inlays:
Mother of pearl block
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
PU Config:
HSH
Neck PU:
DiMarzio Ionizer8-N (H)
Mid PU:
DiMarzio Ionizer8-M (S)
Bridge PU:
DiMarzio Ionizer8-B (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / coil-split toggle
String gauge:
.010–.074
Factory tuning:
1E 2B 3G 4D 5A 6E 7B 8E

Video

Tosin Abasi discusses his Ibanez TAM100 8-string signature guitar

Tosin Abasi discusses his Ibanez TAM100 8-string signature guitar

References