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The THBB10 is an AZ series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2019. It is the first Ibanez signature model for American guitarist Tim Henson of the instrumental rock band Polyphia. It is produced in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The THBB10 features an American basswood body bolted to a one-piece roasted maple neck with a roasted maple fingerboard with 24 stainless steel frets, acrylic & abalone split block position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include custom DiMarzio Notorious pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a mini-humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions, a T1502 two-point synchronized tremolo bridge, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut and an angled output jack. It has Gotoh MG-T locking tuning machines with the locking wheel rather than the adjustable height H.A.P.M locking tuners which are on the other AZ guitars.

The BB in the model number stands for Black Beauty as the guitar borrow some aesthetics (black finish, gold hardware and pickup covers, block inlays) from the classic Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty.[1]

Specifications

Specifications for THBB10
Year(s) produced: 2019–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
Super All Access
Bridge:
T1502 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Black/ white/ black (3-ply)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AZ Oval C
Neck material:
One-piece roasted maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Roasted maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic & abalone split block / luminescent side dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo stainless steel
Nut:
Graph Tech TUSQ
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Notorious mini-bucker (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Notorious middle (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Notorious neck (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario EXL110)

Images

Additional details
HSS 5-way split
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Controls layout

Video

Tim Henson of Polyphia for DiMarzio Notorious Neck, Middle & Minibucker Bridge Pickups (4K)

Tim Henson of Polyphia for DiMarzio Notorious Neck, Middle & Minibucker Bridge Pickups (4K)

Sources

  1. Tim Henson of Polyphia for DiMarzio Notorious Neck, Middle & Minibucker Bridge Pickups (video), DiMarzio on YouTube, accessed May 2019
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