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MSM1 Red copyright sprite

The MSM1 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2016. It is a signature model of Italian progressive metal/ instrumental rock guitarist Marco Sfogli. It is part of the Premium line which is handcrafted in Indonesia.

The MSM1 features a tineo top on an American basswood body bolted to a wenge and bubinga custom neck with a 24-fret wenge fingerboard with offset mother of pearl dot position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups, a non-locking SynchroniZR synchronized tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS FX tuning stabilizer, Gotoh locking tuning machines and a teflon-impregnated Graph Tech nut.

For 2018 the wenge fretboard was replaced by panga panga and the wenge and bubinga neck was replaced by panga panga and purpleheart reinforced with titanium rods.

The MSM1 was discontinued after 2018 and replaced by the MSM100 which is based on the AZ series.


Specifications for MSM1
Year(s) produced: 2016–2018
Sold in: Worldwide except Japan
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood body w/ tineo top
Neck joint:
SynchroniZR tremolo w/ ZPS FX stabilizer
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
2016–2017: 5-piece wenge/ bubinga
2018: 5-piece panga panga/ purpleheart w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2016–2017: Wenge
2018: Panga panga w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset mother of pearl dot
24 / jumbo (Premium edge treatment)
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):


Additional details
MSM1 ad
MSM1 promotional copy
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT3 MSM1
Controls layout


Marco Sfogli Introduces The MSM1

Marco Sfogli Introduces The MSM1


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