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The MBM2 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It is a signature model of Matt Bachand, guitarist of the American heavy metal band Shadows Fall. The MBM2 was introduced in 2009 as a mass market version of Bachand's MBM1.

The MBM2 is based on the RGA42. It features a mahogany body with binding and special signature skull graphic bolted to a maple custom neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with small off-set dot position markers. Components include dual active EMG humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge.

The MBM2 was visually updated for 2010 with a silver finish and black hardware but without fingerboard binding. It was discontinued after 2010.


Specifications for MBM2
Model name: MBM2
Year(s) produced: 2009–2010
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): BK (Black) 2009 / SV (Silver) 2010
(with Signature Skull Graphic)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ top binding
Neck joint:
Gibraltar Standard fixed
Hardware color:
2009: Cosmo black
2010: Black
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
2009: Rosewood w/ binding
2010: Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset small dot
24 / jumbo
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
EMG 81 active
Neck pickup:
EMG 60 active
Master volume / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1D 2A 3F 4C 5G 6D


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