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The CBM100 is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in late 2016. It is a signature guitar of Coy Bowles of the American country music group the Zac Brown Band. The CBM100 was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The CBM100 is based on the Artist series and modeled after a 1997 artist model (possibly an AR700) that Bowles has owned since he was in high school and has played on every Zac Brown Band record. He uses the Artist, which he calls "Ibby", on stage as his main slide guitar.

The CBM100 features a German carved maple top with cream binding on a mahogany body mated to set-in 22-fret mahogany matte-finish neck with a smooth heel a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding, split block position markers and glow-in-the-dark side dots. Components include a fixed Schroeder Stoptail bridge, dual Seymour Duncan Antiquity humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, Gotoh tuners and Sure Grip III knobs. The headstock features a custom shield logo.

The guitar was introduced at the 2016 NAMM show and was released in September 2016.

The CBM100 was discontinued in 2018.


Specifications for CBM100
Year(s) produced: 2016–2018
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Gold Metallic
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Schroeder Stoptail fixed
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic/ abalone split block
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SGL510
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Antiquity (H)
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Antiquity (H)
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T3 Artist
Control layout


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