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The APEX200 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 made in Japan by FujiGen.

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

The APEX200 has an RG series alder body bolted to a maple and wenge neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with a compass design inlaid at the 12th fret. Components include DiMarzio Blaze pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil at the neck, a Lo-Pro Edge 7 double locking tremolo bridge with the U-Bar which is unique to the Korn signature models and Gotoh tuning machines. It sports a dark gray matte finish with a natural headstock, black pickguard and red pickups.

For 2019 the fretboard material was changed from rosewood to ebony.

The APEX200 was discontinued after 2019.


Specifications for APEX200
Year(s) produced: 2014–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Dark gray matte
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo w/ U-bar (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
APEX Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2018: Rosewood
2019: Macassar ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Compass design at 12th fret
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze (S) passive/ ceramic
Master volume / 3-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052/.060 (Dean Markley)
Factory tuning:
1D 2A 3F 4C 5G 6D 7A


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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