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The JS1000 is a JS series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1994. It is a signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The JS1000 is a continuation of the original JS1 model. It features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio humbucking pickups mounted in metal pickup rings and a double locking tremolo. Like all JS models, the body shape is based on the since-discontinued Radius series.

From the beginning, there are two finishes available: Black Pearl (BP) and Burnt Transparent Blue (BTB, which was known as Transparent Blue in the US). Initially both finishes were released in all areas. Later on the Black Pearl became an USA exclusive finish for the JS1000 while the Burnt Transparent Blue was offered only in Europe and Japan. Outside the US another Black Pearl colored JS was issued: the JS900. In 1997, the JS1000 didn't appear in the US catalog. In 1998 the White finish was added to the lineup in all areas. With the introduction of the Edge Pro in 2003, this finish disappeared again. From 2008 and on, the BTB was phased out. As of 2010, the JS1000 is only available in BP.

Another change for 2010 is the tremolo: the Edge Pro is replaced with the original Edge. The Edge was introduced in 1986 and has been used for various JS models, but it is the first time it is offered on the JS1000.

The JS1000 was discontinued after 2014. Its twenty-one year run made it the longest running JS model to date.


Specifications for JS1000
Model name: JS1000
Year(s) produced: 1994–2014
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Europe: Black Pearl (BP) 1994–1997; 2010–2014 / Burnt Transparent Blue (BTB) 1994–2009 / White (WH) 1998–2002
Japan: Black Pearl (BP) 1994–1997; 2008–2014 / Burnt Transparent Blue (BTB) 1994–2007 / White (WH) 1998–2001
US: Black Pearl (BP) 1994–1996; 1998–2014 / Transparent Blue (TB) 1994 / White (WH) 1998–2002
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
1994–2002: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
2003–2009: Edge Pro tremolo
2010–2014: Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
1994–2000: JS
1999–2014: JS Prestige
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
1994–1997: w/ JS Custom inlay
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Master volume (w/ high pass filter tone push/pull) / master tone (w/ coil-split push/pull) / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


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1998 Ibanez JS1000 White (Japan 1998-2001 / Europe,USA 1998-2002) Red copyright sprite.png
Additional details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout


2002 Ibanez JS1000 Burnt Transparent Blue