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JBM27
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The JBM27 is a seven-string solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is a Signature guitar of Jake Bowen of the American progressive metal band Periphery. The JBM27 is made in Indonesia and is based on the RGA series.

It was introduced as a seven-string variant of the JBM20 which is a mass-market version of Bowen's Prestige JBM100.

The JBM27 features a mahogany body with a maple top bolted to a maple neck with a reversed headstock and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and a special moon inlay at the 12th fret. Components include dual DiMarzio custom humbucking pickups, an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and locking Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced by nyatoh.

Specifications

Specifications for JBM27
Year(s) produced: 2016–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Metallic matte
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2016–2018: Mahogany w/ maple top
2019–2020: Nyatoh w/ maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II-7 tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Black (gold machineheads and pickup covers)
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II-7 (JBM)
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
673.5mm/ 26½"
Fingerboard material:
2016–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Jatoba w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Special crescent moon inlay at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Titan 7 (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Titan 7 (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.011/.014/.018/.030/.042/.052/.064
Factory tuning:
1D# 2A# 3F# 4C# 5G# 6D# 7G# (Drop G#)

Images

Additional details
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Pickup switching
Controls V5
Controls layout

Video

Jake Bowen and his Signature Ibanez JBM27 and JBM20

Jake Bowen and his Signature Ibanez JBM27 and JBM20

Sources

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