Ibanez JSM10 John Scofield Signature - Vintage Yellow Sunburst

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Flamed Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Sapele Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Yellow Sunburst
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Here's Your Chance to Play like Scofield

From his early work with Medeski Martin & Wood to his extensive solo career, John Scofield has played a leading role in the development of modern jazz guitar. This Ibanez JSM10 lets you play with Scofield's same tone while tapping into his aesthetic style. From the gold tuning pegs down to the Quik Change III tailpiece, the JSM10 is every bit as dashing as it is playable. A pair of Super 58 humbuckers deliver characteristic PAF tone, while Scofield's preferred electronics give you the humbucker warmth and single-coil clarity you need. Top the whole thing off with an Artstar treated, bound ebony fretboard on a super-comfortable sapele neck, and you've got one solid jazz box.

Ibanez John Scofield Signature JSM10 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Configured for precision, speed, and incredible stability
  • Classic humbuckers meet sophisticated tone options
  • Jaw-dropping appointments make this jazz box a real looker
Configured for precision, speed, and incredible stability

One of the things that had us dragging each other to the Sweetwater showroom to marvel over the original Ibanez John Scofield model was its phenomenal stability, and we're absolutely delighted that the JSM10 follows suit perfectly. Between its set sapele neck and reliable Quik Change III tailpiece, the JSM10 provides you with absolutely rock-solid performance. What's more, the smooth Artstar fret-edge treatment and bound ebony fretboard make this one of the most comfortable guitars you're likely to get your hands on.

Classic humbuckers meet sophisticated tone options

The Super 58 humbuckers in the JSM10 are the same type of pickups found in John Scofield's own guitar, wired up the same way to give you a ton of tonal options. With just the 3-position toggle alone, these classic PAF-style humbuckers provide you with a beautiful range of warmth and clear projection. But there's a second 3-way toggle onboard the JSM10, which lets you switch the neck pickup from series to parallel, with a stop in the middle for single-coil tone. The tonal possibilities are absolutely astonishing!

Jaw-dropping appointments make this jazz box a real looker

Some guitars are just born classy, and the semi-hollowbody JSM10 is certainly among this class of instruments. For starters, take a look at the flamed maple top and side - that figuring is no joke. But the beauty of the JSM10 extends down to the smallest details, like the gold tuning pegs and other hardware, or the binding on the top, back, and fretboard, which extends to the headstock and the F holes. And you can't help but admire the Mother-of-Pearl and abalone block inlays, which seem to leap off the fretboard and capture every stray beam of light.

Ibanez John Scofield Signature JSM10 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • An amazing semi-hollowbody electric guitar based on John Scofield's own custom Ibanez model
  • Flamed maple top back and sides with a sapele set neck provides strong and sweet fundamental frequencies
  • Super 58 humbuckers with 3-way switching and 3-way neck pickup configuration deliver massive tonal options
  • Gold hardware, including an ART-1 bridge and a Quik Change III tailpiece look great and offer excellent stability
  • Medium frets with Artstar fret edge treatment and bound ebony fretboard feel great and play amazingly
  • Additional appointments include Mother-of-Pearl and abalone block inlays and full binding
  • Hardshell case included
Get closer to Scofield's jazz guitar mojo with an Ibanez JSM10!

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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 Yellow Sunburst
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Sapele, Set
Neck Shape 3-piece Mahogany/Maple
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Bound Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic/Abalone blocks
Number of Frets 22, Medium
Nut Width 1.692"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece ART-1 with Quick Change III tailpiece
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Super 58 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Super 58 Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, Tri-sound switch, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings D'Addario EXL140 (.011, .013, .017, .030, .042, .052)
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number JSM10VYS

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Top Quality Guitar - Amazing

I have 3 other top quality electric guitars - a PRS 513, PRS Santana III and a Fender American Deluxe Strat... ever since I got this JSM10, I have hardly touched the other guitars. I keep going back to the JSM10. That speaks volumes about the quality of this guitar that it's keeping these fine guitars out of the game. When I was searching for a semi hollow guitar, I played all kinds of guitars from Gibson ES-335s, Eastman, Heritage, Guild, D'Angelico EX-DC... the JSM10 was up there with the best of the ES-335s if not better than most in terms of quality of craftsmanship and playability. If it wasn't made in China, I'm sure it would cost atleast twice as much. I have played a lot of amazing guitars over the years and am very picky. This guitar stands up there with the very best. Good enough to be my main axe, relegating my other American made guitars to their cases. If you are considering it, buy it!
Music background: Pro Guitarist, Audio Engineer
5/5

Top Quality Guitar - Amazing

I have 3 other top quality electric guitars - a PRS 513, PRS Santana III and a Fender American Deluxe Strat... ever since I got this JSM10, I have hardly touched the other guitars. I keep going back to the JSM10. That speaks volumes about the quality of this guitar that it's keeping these fine guitars out of the game. When I was searching for a semi hollow guitar, I played all kinds of guitars from Gibson ES-335s, Eastman, Heritage, Guild, D'Angelico EX-DC... the JSM10 was up there with the best of the ES-335s if not better than most in terms of quality of craftsmanship and playability. If it wasn't made in China, I'm sure it would cost atleast twice as much. I have played a lot of amazing guitars over the years and am very picky. This guitar stands up there with the very best. Good enough to be my main axe, relegating my other American made guitars to their cases. If you are considering it, buy it!
Music background: Pro Guitarist, Audio Engineer
5/5

Love it

I bought this beautiful guitar in early January, 2016. It arrived from Sweetwater the next day. The fit and finish are outstanding. Beautiful tiger maple top and bottom, paint job to perfection. For a semi hollow, the weight is above average. I bought it that way on purpose, seeing as I sit down most of the time while practicing. I thought the weight factor would resonate more, and maybe it does. The neck is pretty heavy, and so are the strings, but I can adapt. My other semi hollow is an Epiphone Sheraton 2, sized like a 335 with super slim neck profile. I wish my Epi had these Ibanez super 58 pickups. The sound comparison is unmistakable. The Ibanez John Scofield JSM 10 is sized more like a Gibson 339, smaller than a 335. Now made in China. Sweetwater shows detailed photos of the guitars that they have in stock, and that is why the majority of new guitars I have ever bought come from Sweetwater
Music background: Music student
5/5

Stunning Guitar - GREAT Sweetwater service!

This review will be more about the buying experience with my Sweetwater Sales Engineer, Will, than about the guitar. Although I will say that the guitar is absolutely gorgeous and feels great to hold...I'm a re-tooled beginner player from about 45 years ago so my thoughts on the guitar will not be of much help to someone looking to purchase. So, I started on my mission to get back into learning to play, especially with the availability of hundreds of lessons online. I did my research and ordered the Epiphone ES-339 Pro...a tremendous value at under $500. However with guitar in route...I changed my mind. You see I'm a total lefty and had taken lessons as a kid using a righty guitar and decided that maybe I'd be a better player as a lefty. So I called Will to tell him the "news" and he couldn't have been any more accommodating to me. He said no problem just ship it back when you get it and what do you want to replace it with. I had done more research and with a few options for lefty's in my general price range I came up with the Ibanez AM93L at under $650. Well the Ibanez arrived and I tried for awhile to play it and make some chords as a lefty. Unfortunately, there was no way I was going to be able to play lefty...even after 45 years of not playing the guitar...those chord shapes with my left hand still had some brain memory and I could not get my right hand to make any shapes at all...so...another call to Will. Again, he was cool and calm and said Sweetwater was there to make me happy...just pack up the guitar and send it back and what did I have in mind now? At this point I had done so much research on guitars that I was looking for something a little bigger in size than my first pick (the ES-339) and decided on the Epiphone Sheraton II Pro in Wine Red...however the only problem was that they were on backorder. Not wanting to wait much longer to get started...I quickly did even more research and "traded up" to this gorgeous Ibanez John Scofield model...knowing that for my purposes and at my age (59) - it would probably be the last and only electric guitar that I'll ever own... The Sweetwater buying experience may well be the BEST buying experience I could have ever experienced whether online or at a retail location...and I am a tough customer...just ask Will LOL...
Music background: Re-Beginner
5/5

Falling In Love Again

When I was a young sailor, back in 1987, I picked up a used Artist AS200 in a pawn shop in San Diego. It was attractive to the eye, fit my hands perfectly, and even unplugged the tone was full and rich. I bought it without even plugging it in. I played that beauty exclusively for the next 20 years. It's just as well I didn't know this was supposed to be a jazz guitar, because it plays country and rock like nobody's business. There's almost no sound you can't get out of it. I had to move for a job, and you may imagine my distress when after getting it back from storage, I found that it had a twist in the neck. The movers reimbursed me for the damage but of course that didn't bring my baby back. Since then I have tried any number of solid, semi- and hollow body guitars from all the major guitar builders, but nothing else was quite the same, and I never played as well on anything else. Even the newer Ibanez Artstar models that I found in the stores didn't have the same feel and sound. I finally decided I would have to find another classic AS200, although I had never seen another one. I guess I should have followed jazz, then I would have found this sooner, but I'd never even heard of John Scofield until I started my internet search and saw his name popping up in reference to "my" guitar! That led me to the JSM models, and there it was! Looked like the same guitar, down to the front-mounted jack, tri-sound switch, neck inlays, even the Artist-style headstock. Well, I bought my original without even plugging in, and that sure worked out; so on the strength of the reviews and gut instinct, I took a leap of faith, and bought the JSM10 from Sweetwater. It's like falling in love again. My baby is back! There are some differences to be sure - different knobs, the pickguard is black instead of tortoise, and the neck is set higher off of the top. But the feel and tone are the same. From the first time I picked it up, it was like I had never been away. The setup is perfect - good job to Ibanez and Sweetwater - and it even arrived in tune. My fingers knew exactly where to go, and I'm playing better than I have in years. We've been through everything from the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and Neil Young, to Tom Petty and Ted Nugent, with some Aerosmith, Nazareth and Head East thrown in. She sings and wails just like the original - even better, maybe, as I believe the '58 pickups have a better sound. The fit is perfect so far as I can see, the finish is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the vintage burst. The materials seem to be good, and I can't see any reason to think that the "made in China" label indicates any lower quality of construction. Time will tell of course, but for now I'm just thrilled to be reunited. I don't play jazz so I can't tell you if this will make you sound like John Scofield; but if you want a beautiful guitar with a marvelous feel and beautiful tone, you won't go wrong with this one.
Music background: Hobbyist & garage bands, 30+ years
See also: Semi Hollows, Ibanez, Ibanez Semi-hollowbody Guitars