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The JS1CR30 is a JS series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is a signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani which is produced in Japan by FujiGen and commemorates the 30th anniversary of the series.

The JS1CR30 is the fourth attempt at a guitar with a chrome finish after the original JS2 from 1990 and the JS10th from 1998 and the second JS2 from 2005. Satriani has always wanted such a guitar, but producing a guitar with a durable chrome finish has been a challenge. This is the first chrome JS guitar with 24 frets.

The JS1CR30 features an alder body bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and an Ultralite tremolo arm and a DiMarzio Satchur8 humbucking pickup in the bridge position.

Besides the finish the other defining feature of this model is the Sustainiac driver neck pickup. This is the first Ibanez production model to incorporate this technology. The Sustainiac feature is controlled by a push-pull on/off switch on the tone control as well as a 3-way toggle with three settings: harmonic, normal or mixed. Additionally the volume control has a push-pull switch which activates a high-pass filter.

Each JS1CR30 features a reproduction of Satriani's signature on the control cavity cover and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The JS2480 is a similar model except for the chrome finish.

The JS1CR30 was a limited edition which was offered only in 2018, but the JS1CR introduced in 2019 is essentially the same guitar.

Specifications

Specifications for JS1CR30
Model name: JS1CR30
Year(s) produced: 2018
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Chrome
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo w/ Ultralite tremolo arm
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
JS Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl dot
Frets:
24 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HS
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Satchur8 (H) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Sustaniac driver (S)
Controls:
Master volume (w/ high pass filter tone push-pull) / master tone (w/ push-pull Sustainiac activation) / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 3-way toggle Sustainic control
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

Additional details
2017 JS2480 switching
Pickup switching diagram
Controls JS Sustainiac
Control layout

Video

Ibanez JS1CR30 Chrome Boy - Joe Satriani Signature Guitar

Ibanez JS1CR30 Chrome Boy - Joe Satriani Signature Guitar

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