Just as each new Periphery release seems to morph progressive metal another 180 degrees, Jake Bowen, the source of the band's rich tapestry of guitar-based ambient soundscapes, has also moved the boundaries of guitar design and performance with his new Ibanez signature instrument: the JBM100. Using the Ibanez RG design as a foundation, Bowen's departures from that iconic instrument are many.
The JBM100 has a mahogany body with a maple top. Ultra-stable 3-piece maple/bubinga neck and bound ebony fingerboard is equipped with jumbo frets and bears Jake's custom inlay, while a reversed headstock makes for a visual declaration of independence. The Lo-Pro Edge bridge is a favorite both for what it does inspire diverse musical expression and guarantee reliable performance and for what it doesn't (get in the way of the picking hand!). Given the stress a Periphery show can exert on his instrument, having a trem system that is both easily adjustable and highly stable was critical for Bowen.
The JBM100 also features Bowen's signature DiMarzio Titan pickups which he and DiMarzio developed under his direction. Bowen describes them as the perfect combination of tight and aggressive. The JBM100 comes factory tuned to drop C tuning (1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6C).
Hardshell case included.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: SlimTaper D
Neck wood: Maple 3-piece with bubinga
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Radius: Jake Bowen spec
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Middle: Not applicable
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Switchable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: 5-way switch with coil splitting
Control layout: Master volume
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: Both
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Lo-pro Edge with locking nut
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Sperzel locking
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Signature model
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: card, adjustment tools
Country of origin: Japan
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