Ibanez preps 20th anniversary edition of its John Scofield signature hollowbody

The guitar matches a stylish gloss black finish with gold and cream hardware.

Ibanez John Scofield JSM20th

Image: Nick Suttle / Ibanez

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Ibanez is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its partnership with John Scofield by launching a special edition of the jazz guitarist’s signature JSM model.

The Ibanez JSM20TH comes in a stylish gloss black finish, paired with gold hardware and cream pickup rings. It also features a special truss rod cover engraved with Scofield’s signature.

The maple-bodied guitar comes matched with an African mahogany set neck and a bound ebony fretboard. It has 22 jumbo frets and ornate acrylic/abalone block inlays that lend to the guitar’s premium aesthetic.

Electronics include a pair of JSM Special humbuckers, routed to two pairs of volume and tone controls, plus a three-way selector.

For hardware, there’s a TOM-style Gotoh 510BN bridge with GE101A tailpiece, Gotoh 510 tuning machines and a bone/brass nut.

Ibanez John Scofield JSM20th
Image: Ibanez

Ibanez introduced the JSM20 back in 2001, an upgraded version of the hollowbody AS200, discontinued in 2003.

“I loved the way the neck felt on my 1981 AS200, and that was the guitar I always returned to,” Scofield said in a statement on the guitar from the time. “You find what you’re comfortable with and you stay with it.”

Pricing and availability for the Ibanez JSM20TH have yet to be announced.

Learn more at Ibanez.com


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