James Christian Shaffer, also known by his stage name “Munky”, is an American musician best known as co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the nu metal band Korn. Shaffer set up the side-project band Fear and the Nervous System in 2008 and is also the founder of Emotional Syphon Recordings, who have signed acts like Monster in the Machine and Droid.Shaffer was ranked at No. 26 of Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time. Shaffer’s work with Korn has resulted in over 35 million albums sold.
Ibanez is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki. Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. Ibanez manufactures effects, accessories, amps, and instruments in Japan, China, Indonesia and in the USA (at a Los Angeles-based custom shop). www.ibanez.com