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The JS2, also known as the JS2 Premium Rock Mirror or JS2 PRM, is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2005. It is a signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani and part of the Joe Satriani series. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The JS2 was Ibanez's third attempt to create a chrome-plated JS model after it's namesake, the JS2 (1990) and the JS10th anniversary model. Only 60 examples of the JS2 PRM were said to be made,[1] although others say actual production may have been as high as 76 units — either way it was a very limited edition.

This JS2 featured an American basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a matching headstock with a protective glass overlay (similar to the JS2K) and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with unique position markers consisting of abalone dots inlaid inside mirror dots. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut, dual DiMarzio hand-wound and chromed humbucking pickups and Gotoh tuning machines.

The finish is composed of atomized stainless steel applied via a vacuum metalization process which leaves a metallic coating a few microns thick. This produced a finish that was darker than the previous chrome guitars (almost a cosmo black shade), but was also none too durable.[1]

Specifications

Specifications for JS2 (2005)
Model name: JS2 PRM
Year(s) produced: 2005
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Premium Rock Mirror (PRM)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ atomized stainless steel plating
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
JS Prestige
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Mirror & abalone dot
Frets:
22 / 6105
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio FRED chromed (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Joe chromed (H)
Controls:
Master volume (w/ high-pass filter) / master tone (w/ push/pull coil-split) / 3-way toggle / phase mini-toggle

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ibanez JS2PRM story, Joe Satriani Universe (fan website), archived from the original January 2018
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