The TQM1 is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is a signature model of English fusion guitarist Tom Quayle. It is produced in Japan by Fujigen as part of the upscale Prestige line.
The TQM1 features a monkey pod top on an alder body bolted to an S-Tech roasted maple oval C shaped neck with an S-Tech roasted maple fingerboard with 22 stainless steel frets, abalone dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups which are direct-mounted to the body with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions, a T1802 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with titanium saddles made by Gotoh, an oil-impregnated bone nut, an angled output jack and Gotoh locking tuning machines with height-adjustable posts.
The TQM1 employs a dyna-MIX9 switching system (see diagram at right) with an "Alter switch" toggle which allows the user to access nine distinct tones. The Alter switch allows the player to access two modes with the single coils connected in series creating a tone similar to a second humbucker.