Ibanez JSM100 John Scofield Signature - Vintage Burst

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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Play the Preferred Guitar of a Jazz Legend!

The Ibanez JSM100 signature semi-hollow electric guitar gives you the same feel, features, and sound found in jazz legend John Scofield's prized instrument. Ibanez made a digitized reproduction of Scofield's guitar and applied the exact dimensions to the JSM100. It also features a large internal soundblock and a rigid top and body to help reject feedback. This beautiful instrument includes elegant appointments, great-sounding humbucking pickups, and a side-mounted output jack for more friendly amp cable placement. Play what a master guitarist preferst - the JSM100!

Ibanez JSM100 Signature Semi-hollow Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Looks, feels, and sounds like Scofield's favorite
  • Sound great while you fight feedback
  • A jazz/funk/blues luminary
Looks, feels, and sounds like Scofield's favorite

Ibanez took great pains to re-create Scofield's original AS200AV, producing a digitized reproduction of its body and neck. When you pick up the JSM100, you're holding the exact dimensions of this legendary player's favorite axe. It also includes the master player's preferred "castle" headstock shape, beautiful pearl/abalone block inlays, and gold hardware.

Sound great while you fight feedback

The JSM100 may be a sight to behold, but it's not just a pretty face. Ibanez included a thick soundblock and a rigid top to give this guitar a very high resistance to feedback. While most semi-hollows would be howling at higher volumes, the JSM100 keeps you sounding smooth and in control of your tone. To provide the perfect blend of definition and warmth, Ibanez uses a half bone/half brass nut, and the two Super 58 humbucking pickups give you a classic, rich tone.

A jazz/funk/blues luminary

From his beginnings as a collaborator and sideman with Mingus, Miles and Gary Burton, through his solo work and more recent funk-oriented output with Martin, Medeski, Wood, guitarist John Scofield has blazed a fearless trail, moving effortlessly in and out of bop, fusion, rock, funk, blues and soul. Since becoming an Ibanez Signature artist in 2001, Scofield's trusted JSM100 has been at the ready, waiting for the next musical turn in the road. Says Scofield, "The JSM100 is a perfect hybrid of a solidbody and an archtop. I love my guitar. We've grown up together in this business. I do the thinking, but it does the talking. We're quite a pair."

Ibanez JSM100 Signature Semi-hollow Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: Vintage sunburst
  • Body:Flamed maple top/back/sides
  • Neck: Mahogany, JSM Prestige set
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard:Bound ebony, compound radius
  • Width at nut: 1.712"
  • Nut: Half bone/half brass for balanced highs and lows
  • Inlay:Pearl/ abalone block inlays
  • Frets:Medium
  • Bridge:G510BN
  • Neck pickup:Super 58 humbucker
  • Bridge pickup:Super 58 humbucker
  • Hardware color: Gold
  • Side-mount jack output
  • Max width at lower bout: 15-3/4"
  • Max body thickness: 2-3/8"
  • Deluxe hardshell case included
The Ibanez JSM100 semi-hollow electric guitar puts the feel and sound of a legend's favorite instrument in your hands!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape AS
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Flamed Maple
Top Material Flamed Maple
Color Vintage Sunburst
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape JSM Prestige
Radius Compound
Scale Length 24.7"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic and Abalone block inlays
Number of Frets 22, medium
Nut Width 1.712"
Nut Material Half bone/half brass
Bridge/Tailpiece Gotoh G510BN fixed bridge
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup SUPER 58 Alnico Humbucker
Bridge Pickup SUPER 58 Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings .013-.052
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number JSM100VT

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5/5

Still Amazed

This is my second review about the same JSM100 I bought from Sweetwater about a year and a half ago. Although I’ve been playing the Scofield every day at home, I’ve been gigging with my Strat; until last night. We played a medium sized room, about 180 people. Played through my Polytone with just a touch of delay, no reverb, and this Ibanez literally sang. Sweet, fat jazz guitar tones from the front p/u, dirty tones from the back p/u, and an entire range of sounds from the middle. And it played like butter. When I first received my Scofield from Sweetwater, I took it to my luthier for a setup. He is an authorized service tech for Gibson AND Fender, and after he worked on this Ibanez all he could say was “wow”. I’ve owned 335’s, 175’s, a 165 and a couple of Trini Lopez Gibsons, and truthfully, none of them can compare with this JSM100. Hey, I’ve been gigging for 6 decades, and I deserve to own a good ax. This is by far the ultimate. If something ever happened to this one I’d be on the phone to Sweetwater ordering another, guaranteed. Oh, and by the way, I just picked up a George Benson Twin, and you should hear both the Strat AND the Ibanez through that sweet amp, but that’s for another review.
Music background: Retired firefighter, former and now part time guitarist.
5/5

2001 JSM100

I've owned more than my share of world class high end guitars and this one is without a doubt my favorite. The craftsmanship is the best. There is not a flaw to be found. Even inside under the pickups where it dosn't matter to some builders. The cuts are clean and precise. The abalone used on the fretboard is the best grade I've seen anywhere. You can tell that each piece is individually selected and placed according to it's color, gradually changing as it moves up the neck. I've always been tempted to change pickups in guitars figuring that the "boutique'' ones have to sound better. Not in this case. The tone is loud and clear. I will keep these Super 58's just where they are. Acoustically it rings like a bell. I think it's the way that they've designed the centerblock but it sustains forever. Thank you Ibanez.
5/5

She is a beauty!

I’ve owned more than a few guitars in my lifetime. Four Strats, three 335’s, a 175, a 165, two Gibson Trini Lopez’s (thinline AND full body), four Ibanezes (including this one) and two Takamine Hirade’s. I’ve thinned the herd down to my EJ Strat, Takamine Hirade and a 335. When I saw this JSM100 at the Sweetwater site, waves of nostalgia swept over me because for about 15 years, I used an Ibanez AS200 as my main ax. Times changed, though, and I started using my Strat more and more and eventually stopped playing the AS200. About 10 years ago I sold it. As I watched the guy pull out of my driveway with my AS200 in his car I felt like I was losing an old friend. So I decided to pick up this JSM100. I figured if I didn’t like it I could always sell it later on. Well, when it arrived, I was floored. This is a beautiful guitar. There is absolutely no comparison between the finish on the Ibanez and the finish on my 335. This is a piece of art. Not only does it look good, it plays and SOUNDS good! These Super 58 pickups are alive. The sound is up front and clear, the tone can be sweet or biting, whichever you prefer. The familiar Ibanez neck feels very comfortable. The only drawback I can think of about this guitar is that it is so beautiful that I don’t even want to take it out of my house. At this point I don’t even want to take it to a gig, where it could get dinged or smelly from cigarette smoke. She’s my baby right now, and the only one who gets to touch her is me.
Music background: Retired Firefighter, part time pro musician.
5/5

I just bought my Second Ibanez Scofield from Sweetwater - final Installement

Please see my first Installment. Well, I received my Scofield and brought it to my Luthier for set-up as I do on all of my new guitar purchases. Woody Boyd, Luthier in Sacramento, is an old school craftsman who build guitars and mandolins and does restoration and major repairs on some top brands including Martin, Talyor, Gibson and many more. Woody likes to educate his customers and you get to see him do the work. As a pro guitarist but not a tech type I received some great insights about the Scofield that would normally not be possible with a drop off and pick up arrangement. For a builder and high end guitar restorer with a clear bias toward "made in the USA" I was very curious as to his observations and assessment of my new MIJ "Team J" custom shop prize. A few of his comments...on the the straightest necks he had ever seen, impressed by the solid construction and workmanship, exposed the pick-up cavity to reveal a very clean job with top quality electrical components and soldering job, liked the compound radius neck, everything worked ( pups control knobs ) "perfect" cut of the nut which is half brass and half bone... finish was flawless, and what I did not expect given his preferential tilt toward "made in the USA .." "you won't find any 335 better that your Scofield". As I mentioned in my first installment I looked at many other fine guitars but if you want, for example a Gibson, prepare to pay about twice as much and not get the same upgrade features and appoinments ...such as an ebony fretoard, compound radius neck / board...(easier playing in the upper registers), mother of pearl and abalone block inlays, gold hardware, body/neck/headstock binding and BINDING on the F-holes too. Plus visually it is a stunner with book matched flamed maple with a laminated top and internal block which elininates that annoying feedback when played electric ...so, very appropriate and versatile for jazz, blues, fusion, rock, country ...many genres except, IMO, guitars that are purposed for heavy distortion Metal ( basswood bodies EMG PUPs ) I had the string gauge changed to 10-46's as it comes with a custom set of 013, 016,022, 032, 042,and 052. A good tradeoff for a touch of artritis in my fretting hand with still a big harmonically rich sound. Again check the Sweetwater page for specs .... Bottom-line and my enthusiasm aside I think anyone interested in a 335 style guitar should take a long look at the JSM100VT Scofield. I searched for a year and found nothing that offered the tone, playability, quality , and construction of this instrument. Give Mark Magdich a call, X1265, or your sales engineer if you have one. I have bought guitars, amps, recording and other stuff and Mark is the most responsive and expert guy yet...no, we are not related and I don't own stock in Sweetwater or Ibanez. Just a semi-retired fellow who values their service and ..this is a guess ..my second Scofield has a better ( more highly figured and flamed ) Top and Back than the first one ...I am guessing but I think the larger customer-centric dealers like Sweetwater that move product get "choice" tops from the manufacturers or distributors ...my guess. Good luck in finding a guitar that is built to last, looks great, plays great, and sounds great. Given my Strat Custom shop axe and new Scofield I have my genre bases covered. Hope the reader finds this review helpful and informative.
Music background: Pro musician playing many years -jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, classic rock, latin, oldies, and surf
5/5

I just bought my second Scofield from Sweetwater - Ist review Installment

Simply an exquisite instrument and one of the best values and under-appreciated premium guitars in the market today. This is the first installment as I will receive my new JSM100VT in a few days. I spent nearly a year looking at Gibsons, PRS, Gretsch, Parker, and other fine semi-hollow thin profile archtop brands. I suggest you read the Sweetwater description which is comprehensive and factual as to specifications. This is significant... The Scofield comes from the Ibanez Team "J" operation that builds top end guitars with the expertise of a custom shop ... hands-on luthiers. The workmanship is flawless, playability superb ( ebony board and compound radius neck ) sound is awesome - clear rich with versatility spanning Jazz, blues, fusion, rock, pop, ..just about anything except guitars that are designed narrowly for metal / shredding. The appoinments are stunning...gold hardware , block inlays, highly figured top and back, side input jack, and more. I am fortunate to be able to buy almost any guitar and I have owned Gibson L-5s, 335s, 347, Les Paul Customs, a Benedetto, Gretsch Nashville and Country Gentleman, and some great archtop Guilds in the peak of their quality and popularity. None of these surpasses the Scofield. And, at less than half the cost, it is an extraordinary value. I also owned its predecessor years ago, I think an AS-200, great guitar too. One thing I think is important ...I have shied away from some other signature models because I felt their design was highly specific to that particular player whose unique preferences may not suit me. The Scofield does not fall into that trap ..it may owe its inspiration to Mr. Scofield but it is a great guitar in design and execution for any serious player who is not "Brand Bound" by Made in USA ( I do own a custom shop Strat and a mint 1991 Strat Ultra which are great solidbody guitars - Now all of my diverse genre bases are covered with my strats and my Scofield ). Ibanez has been around for 120 years ...think Sony, Nikon, Lexus..which are fair metaphors for the quality of this guitar. These guitars are not apparently produced in mass quantities ( probably why quality is superior and they must usually be ordered ...they are stocked but go quick ) ..so my two cents is: Order one today. You will be awed , not disappointed and ask for Mark Magdich X 1265 or your regular sales engineer. Mark did a great job. Like other Sweetwater sales engineers he knows guitars and is a player!
Music background: Pro Musician; I play jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, pop, latin, surf, oldies, & classic rock.
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