Ibanez JS700 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 JS700 was the benchmark for all the hard-tailed JS Ibanez, being very different from all the other hard-tail guitars. This guitar was very connected to the bluesy self-titled Joe Satriani album. It was the fourth hard-tail JS model, after the JS6, JS600 and JS6000.
Two versions of the JS700 exist, produced simultaneously in Korea and Japan. Both had the same Sky P90 pickups, a P90N for the neck and a P90B near the Short Stop II bridge. A special feature was the neck which was made of mahogany and not maple. It’s an unique feature in the JS series. The Korean version had a “Joe Satriani” inlay on the 21st fret and the Japanese version had a “JS Custom” inlay at the same fret.
The JS700 was available worldwide until 2001 but only until 1999 for the USA and was then was replaced in 2002 by and another hard-tail guitar, the JS2000.
The JS700 was produced in Korea and Japan.
Fretboard inlays: Pearl dot w/ Joe Satriani inlay on 21st (Korea) or JS Custom inlay on 21st (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