Ibanez JS3 Custom Graphic is a signature guitar for Joe Satriani. Joseph Satriani is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor. Many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick. Click here to read more about Joe Satriani.
The Ibanez JS3 was released in 1990. Like the JS4 and JS5 painted by Joe’s sisters, Joan Satriani and Carol Satriani, the JS3 was basically a JS1 with a special custom graphic Donnie designed by the artist Donnie Hunt from the Bay Area of San Francisco. The only difference with the JS1 is the graphic finish. The body was still made of American basswood, featuring a 22 fret maple JS neck with 6105 frets inlaid with pearly dots. This neck was further refined in 1991 and 1992 and a Lo Pro Edge was installed since 1992 instead of the Edge tremolo. The words “JS Series” appeared since 1992 on the headstock.
The JS3s are now collection guitars due to their rarity, every Donnie is an unique piece of art.
This signature model is produced in Japan.
Joseph Satriani is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor. Many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour. Satriani founded the multi-guitarist traveling experience called G3, which has seen him share stages with Vai, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, among others. Starting in 2009, Satriani traversed the globe again as a member of Chickenfoot. The all-star band (which also includes singer Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith) has issued two albums, their debut and 2011’s follow-up, “Chickenfoot III”.
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