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STM3 MGS
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The STM3 is an Iceman style solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. As its name implies, it is the third signature model of British guitarist Sam Totman, known for his work with the power metal band DragonForce. The STM3 was produced in Indonesia.

The STM3 replaced the STM2. Differences from the previous model include no flamed maple top, a one-piece bolt-on neck (rather than the STM2's neck-through 5-piece neck), a different bridge, Ibanez (rather than DiMarzio) pickups and black hardware.

The STM3 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and parallelogram position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Quantum humbucking pickups and an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge.

The rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba for 2018. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with nyatoh.

The STM3 was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for STM3
Year(s) produced: 2016–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Metallic Gray Sunburst (MGS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2016–2018: Mahogany
2019: Nyatoh
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2016–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2019: Jatoba w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic parallelogram
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls V3
Control layout

Sources

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