Ibanez JS900 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 JS900 was introduced in 1998 and it was basically a simplified and more affordable version of the JS1000. It still had the DiMarzio PAF Pro & FRED pickups, the same basswood body and JS neck shape with the 6105 frets and inlaid abalone dots.
The electronic parts went to the basic core. The high-pass filter and the ability to split the pickups had been removed and the bridge and original Edge replaced the Lo Pro Edge that featured on the JS1000 at this time. The Ibanez JS900 also replaced the JS1000 BP (Black Pearl) outside the USA in favor of the JS1000 BTB that was sold in Europe. The JS900 was sold worldwide except the USA.
The JS900 was 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