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JS3
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The JS3, also referred to as the Donnie, is a JS series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It is a signature model of American guitarist Joe Satriani. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The JS3 features a custom painted finish by the late Donnie Hunt, who was an artist and a personal friend of Satriani. Each JS3 was hand painted by Hunt, therefore each is a unique creation.

The guitar model itself is based on the JS1. It has an American basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio humbucking pickups mounted in metal pickup rings, a double locking tremolo bridge (initially the Edge, later the Lo-Pro Edge) and Gotoh tuning machines.

The JS4 and JS5 are other Satriani models with graphic finishes created by Satriani's sisters Joan and Carol, respectively.

The JS3 was discontinued after 1993.

Specifications

Specifications for JS3
Year(s) produced: 1990–1993
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Custom graphic by Donnie Hunt
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
1990–1991: Edge tremolo
1992–1993: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
JS
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume (w/ high pass filter tone push/pull) / master tone (w/ coil-split push/pull) / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way-toggle push-pull-coil-split
Pickup switching diagram
JS HS control-layout
Control layout

Sources

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