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The JSA20 is a JSA series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. It is the flagship acoustic signature model for American guitarist Joe Satriani. It replaced the JSA10.

The JSA20 features a classic, thin-waisted body with a Florentine cutaway with a solid Englemann spruce top with abalone purfling and white binding and solid rosewood back and sides with a gloss finish. The soundhole is round with an abalone rosette. It has a satin-finished mahogany neck with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with white binding and abalone dot position markers. The headstock features a reproduction of Satriani's signature. Components include an Graph Tech TUSQ saddle in an ebony bridge with Ibanez Advantage pins, a white Graph Tech TUSQ nut and chrome Grover tuning machines. Electronics consist of a Fishman Acoustic Matrix pickup connected to a Fishman Aura Pro preamp with Joe Satriani original preset sound, onboard tuner, a 9V battery and ¼" endpin output.

In 2017 the solid rosewood back and sides were replaced with pau ferro. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh.

The JSA5 is a less expensive version.

Specifications

Specifications for JSA20
Years: 2013–2020
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finishes: Vintage Burst (VB)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
JSA body w/ Florentine cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"
  Width: 410mm/ 16"
  Depth: 114mm/ 4½"
Top:

  Material: Solid Engelmann spruce
  Bracing: X Bracing
  Finish: High Gloss
  Binding: Abalone purfling w/ white binding

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2017: Solid rosewood
    2017–2020: Solid pau ferro
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone
Neck
Neck profile:
JSA
Neck material:
2013–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
651mm/ 25⅝"
Fingerboard:
Ebony w/ white binding
Inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
Graph Tech TUSQ
Machine heads:
Grover
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Fishman Acoustic Matrix
Preamp:
Fishman Aura Pro with Joe Satriani original preset sound
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
Ebony (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage
Saddle:
Graph Tech TUSQ
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
.012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional images/ details
2013 JSA20 VB 1X 01
JSA20 (2013)
2018 JSA20 VB 1X 04 en 1
JSA20 (2018)
Fishman Aura Pro preamp
Preamp diagram

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