Ibanez FLATV1 Josh Smith Signature Electric Guitar - Black
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Ibanez is very excited to announce the addition of another great artist to its roster and introduce his signature guitar: Ibanez FLATV1. Josh Smith is a blues rock virtuoso, singer-songwriter,and producer. With his technical ability he has become one of the best blues guitarists today.
FLATV S-Tech roasted maple neck
The FLATV neck features a 'Soft V' neck grip shape that blends the charm of a classic neck shape with a modern feel that is both substantial and comfortable to the player. The S-Tech roasted maple neck is constructed with one piece and is the perfect combination of form and function.
S-Tech roasted maple fretboard
Ibanez's S-Tech special roasted treatment provides a superior attack, a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
Seymour Duncan FLATV1 custom pickups
Josh's signature pickup set from Seymour Duncan features a vintage-style neck pickup with slightly increased output to adhere to Josh's exacting tonal specifications. The bridge pickup is constructed with a mix of different types of alnico magnets to best match the tone that Josh has relied on for years and is able to capture guitar sounds that are both bright and fat.
Gotoh F1803 bridge with Gotoh/Ibanez co-designed 'in-tune' saddles
The Gotoh F1803 bridge improves sustain and tuning stability. Made of titanium for maximum clarity, the saddles are equipped with grooves that actively prevent each string from slipping to the side. The saddles also feature rounded edges and deeper grooves on the first and sixth strings, which means much less saddle tilting is required to adjust the string height and equal string spacing is more easily achieved. Additionally, the saddles are designed with pre-calculated 'intonation points' where the string touches the saddle, allowing each string to maintain precise intonation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings.
Specially-designed control plate and knobs
This control plate is curved for easier access to all the knobs and switches without sacrificing its traditional appearance. Specially-designed control knobs allow that extra knurl for more responsive control.
A non-contoured 'slab' style AZS body allows for a classic look and feel.
FLATV joint heel
This neck joint and heel offer a feel that is reminiscent of the golden era of guitar design, while the four-bolt metal neck plate adds extra strength and stability.
Luminlay side dot inlays
Ibanez Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
|Included from Manufacturer||Hardshell case
D'Addario EXL110 strings (.010-.046 gauges)
|Electric Body Style||Single Cutaway|
|Number of Strings||6-Strings|
|Number of Frets||21|
|Bridge||Gotoh F1803 with Ibanez/Gotoh co-designed 'in-tune' saddles|
|Pickups||Seymour Duncan FLATV1 custom (passive/alnico)|
|Pickup Switching||3-way blade|
|Unique Features||Gotoh machine heads
Specially-designed control plate and knobs
Luminlay side dot inlays
Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses Limited Warranty
Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses sold in the United States are warranted by Hoshino USA. Please note that this information is only for Ibanez electric guitars and basses sold by authorized dealers in the United States.
Please return your completed Ibanez Warranty Card within 10 days of purchase to ensure proper owner registration of your guitar. This Ibanez Electric guitar ('Instrument') is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship to the original owner, subject to all the following terms and conditions.
The Warranty provided herein is for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original retail purchase.
This Warranty is given by Hoshino (U.S.A.) Inc., 1726 Winchester Rd., Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 ('Hoshino') only to the original purchaser of this Instrument. Hoshino will repair or replace any part or parts of the Instrument which may prove defective under normal use and service during the one(1) year Warranty Time Period stated above (which Hoshino’s examination shall disclose to its satisfaction to be thus defective. This Warranty does not apply unless you provide a copy of your original sales receipt.
This Warranty does not cover: (a) any non-factory-installed electrical/electronic components or tuning hardware; (b) damage or defects due to alteration, misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, extremes of temperature or humidity or abnormal strain; (c) accidental or intentional damage; (d) damage in shipping; (e) the repair or replacement of expendable maintenance items including, but not limited to, strings, tuning machines, or scratched pickguards; (f) normal fret wear; (g) plating on metal parts; (h) cracking or other damage to the finish; (i) any damage from accessories (synthetic straps, etc.); (j) an Instrument whose serial number has been defaced; (k) tonal characteristics (tone is a subjective matter and is not warranted); or (l) any Instrument purchased from other than an authorized Ibanez dealer.
To obtain warranty service, the Instrument must be returned to Hoshino at its address listed above through an authorized Ibanez dealer. A return authorization number, to be obtained from Hoshino Customer Service Department, must be written in a conspicuous place on the outside of the return shipping carton or the return will be refused. When returning the Instrument for service under this Warranty, a copy of the sales receipt establishing proof and time of purchase must be sent along with the instrument. All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.
You must maintain this instrument, without alteration, negligent use, misuse or abuse. All service of this Instrument must be performed by Hoshino. Any service performed on this instrument by other than Hoshino, or not specifically authorized by Hoshino, will terminate this Warranty.
Hoshino’s sole and exclusive responsibility shall be as provided under this Warranty and, under no circumstances shall Hoshino be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. This limited warranty is your exclusive remedy and is made in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied; all implied warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby expressly limited in duration to the duration of this written warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. No person, whether or not an agent, is authorized to make or assume any obligations other than those stated in this warranty.
Save your receipt! Ibanez cannot perform any Warranty Service without a copy of your original sales receipt. The registration of this Ibanez Guitar is important as it will allow Hoshino to keep you apprised of any improvements and / or upgrades made after your purchase.