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APEX20
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The APEX20 is a seven-string solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It is a signature model of American guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer, known for his work with the nu metal band Korn, and a part of Munky's APEX series. It was produced in Indonesia.

The APEX20 is a more affordable version of the APEX200 which was released the same year. The design of both is inspired by a Universe series guitar which Shaffer used in the early days of Korn.

The APEX20 has an RG series basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with no inlays. Components include DiMarzio Blaze pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil at the neck mounted in a satin aluminum pickguard and a Gibraltar Standard II-7 hard-tail bridge.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba.

The APEX20 was discontinued after 2019 in favor of the new APEX30.

Specifications

Specifications for APEX20
Year(s) produced: 2014–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gibraltar Standard II-7 fixed (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Satin aluminum
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
APEX
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018–2019: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
None
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HS
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze (S) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.054 (D'Addario EXL110 + .054)
Factory tuning:
1D 2A 3F 4C 5G 6D 7A

Video

James 'Munky' Shaffer from Korn on his Ibanez APEX200 and APEX20 Signature Models

James 'Munky' Shaffer from Korn on his Ibanez APEX200 and APEX20 Signature Models

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