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TQM1
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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.

Dyna-MIX9 switching diagram

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.

The TQM1 was introduced at the 2018 NAMM show.

Specifications

Specifications for TQM1
Model name: TQM1
Year(s) produced: 2018
Sold in: Asia / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ monkey pod top
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
Gotoh T1802 tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome / black knobs
Neck
Neck type:
AZ Oval C
Neck material:
One-piece S-Tech roasted maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
S-Tech roasted maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dots / luminescent side dots
Frets:
22 / jumbo stainless steel
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 H.A.P. Magnum lock
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (H)
Middle pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S)
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Hyperion (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / dyna-MIX9 switching system w/ "Alter switch" toggle
String gauge (factory):
.010–.046

Video

Ibanez Martin Miller and Tom Quayle New Signature Guitars - MM1 TQM1

Ibanez Martin Miller and Tom Quayle New Signature Guitars - MM1 TQM1

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