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The EKM100 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2013. It is a signature model for American funk/jazz guitarist Eric Krasno. It is made in Japan by FujiGen.

The EKM100 features a thin, double cutaway, semi-hollow body design with an arched flame maple top with ƒ holes and multi-layer binding and flame maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Gotoh Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Gotoh tailpiece, a bone nut and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

For 2015 the pearl and abalone inlays were replaced with acrylic and abalone. For 2018 the wood species was changed from flame maple to figured anigre and the neck species was clarified as African mahogany.

The EKM10T is a more affordable Chinese or Indonesian-made version with a tremolo bridge.

Specifications

Specifications for EKM100
Year(s) produced: 2013–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Wine Red (WRD)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: 2013–2017: Flame maple
                2018–2020: Figured anigre
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2017: Flame Maple
                2018–2020: Figured anigre

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh 510BN fixed (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Gotoh GE101A
Knob style:
Bell-shaped
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
EKM Prestige
Neck material:
2013–2017: 1-piece mahogany
2018–2020: 1-piece African mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2013–2014: Pearl and abalone split block
2015–2020: Acrylic and abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 Magnum lock
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.014/.018/.030/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

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

Video

John Scofield and Eric Krasno Talk Ibanez Guitars, Miles Davis, and More…

John Scofield and Eric Krasno Talk Ibanez Guitars, Miles Davis, and More…

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