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The JS25ART is a JS series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It is a signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani.

The JS25ART is a limited edition model made in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Satriani's relationship with Ibanez.[1] There are only 50 examples created, each of which is hand-illustrated and signed by Satriani himself, so each is a unique work of art. Satriani illustrated the guitars using Sharpie color pens on top of a black finish. The bodies were illustrated at the Ibanez Los Angeles custom shop in late 2014 and then returned to Japan for clear-coating and assembly.[2]

In terms of specs, the JS25ART is a mix of the JS2400 & JS2450 models.[2] The JS25ART has a basswood body with one-piece maple neck, a 24-fret rosewood fretboard with dot position markers, dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups with coil-tap functionality and high-pass filter, an Edge tremolo bridge with carbon fiber Ultralite tremolo arm, locking nut and chrome hardware.[3]

The JS25ART were unveiled at the NAMM Show in California in January 2015 and were also featured at the Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany, in April 2015.[4]

Of the 50 examples produced, 25 went to the US market and at least 8 went to Europe.[1][2] A hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity are included with each guitar.[3]

A second release of 70 or so similarly doodled white guitars followed in 2016 as the JSART2.


Specifications for JS25ART
Model name: JS25ART
Year(s) produced: 2015
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Custom illustrations on gloss black
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl dot
24 / W/6105 (Prestige edge treatment)
Top-Lok III
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Mo' Joe (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Satch Track passive/ ceramic
Master volume (with push/pull high pass filter) / master tone (with push/pull coil split) / 3-way toggle


Ibanez JS 25th Anniversary Guitar Project

Joe Satriani presents his Ibanez JS25ART - Shockwave tour 2015

Joe Satriani talks about his Ibanez JS25ART Limited Edition Guitars


Note that this page has images of only 42 of the 50 examples. These are all of the images that were released on the Ibanez site. At least one of the "missing" guitars is Satriani's own tour guitar which he can be seen with in the videos above. I would presume that some of the others which are not released may have been held back from sale by Ibanez.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ibanez JS25ART Guitars Offer a Chance to Own Original Joe Satriani Artwork — and Great Instruments; Guitar World; March 2, 2015; archived June 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ibanez JS25ART story; Joe Satriani Universe (website); archived June 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 JS25ART specs; Ibanez.com; archived June 2016.
  4. 2015 Musikmesse, Ibanez.com, archived September 2015.
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