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The JSA5 is a JSA series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2010. It is an acoustic signature model for American guitarist Joe Satriani.

The JSA5 features a classic, thin-waisted body with a Florentine cutaway with a solid Englemann spruce top with abalone purfling and white binding and mahogany 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 rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. The headstock features a reproduction of Satriani's signature; it appeared on the front of the headstock through 2014 and was then moved to be rear of the headstock. Components include an Ivorex II saddle in an rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage pins, an Ivorex II nut and chrome Grover tuning machines. Electronics consist of a Fishman Sonicore pickup connected to a Fishman Presys preamp with onboard tuner, a 9V battery and ¼" endpin output.

For 2013 significant changes were made in conjunction with the retirement of the flagship JSA10 model and it's replacement with the JSA20. These included a new finish, slight changes in the body size and neck dimensions, along with some other small component changes. For 2017 the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with cultured maple. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh and the mahogany back and sides were replaced with okoume.

Specifications

Specifications for JSA5
Years: 2010–2020
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finishes: Black (BK) 2010–2012 / Vintage Burst (VB) 2013–2020
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
JSA body w/ Florentine cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20"
  Width: 2010–2012: 413mm/ 16¼"
2013–2020: 410mm/ 16"
  Depth: 2010–2012: 108mm/ 4¼"
2013–2020: 114mm/ 4½"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2018: Mahogany
2019: Okoume
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone
Neck
Neck profile:
JSA
Neck material:
2013–2018: Mahogany
2019: Nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
2010–2012: 641mm/ 25¼"
2013–2020: 651mm/ 25⅝"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood w/ white binding
2018–2020: Cultured maple
Inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
20
Nut:
2010–2012: Ivorex II
2013–2020: Ivory plastic
Machine heads:
Grover
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Fishman Sonicore
Preamp:
Fishman Presys w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Cultured maple (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage
Saddle:
2010–2012: Ivorex II
2013–2020: Ivory plastic
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
2011 JSA5 BK
JSA5 (2011)
2018 JSA5 VB 1X 04 en 1
JSA5 (2018)
JSA10BK headstock
JSA5 (2011) headstock with Satriani signature and Grover tuners
2018 JSA5 VB 1X 04 headstock back
JSA5 (2018) headstock rear with Satriani signature and Grover tuners
2018 JSA5 VB 1X 04 back
JSA5 (2018) rear
Fishman Presys preamp
Preamp diagram

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