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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez JSM100 John Scofield Model Thinline Sunburst, 2009


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Built on the classic ES Thinline semi-solid platform, the Ibanez JSM100 John Scofield Model signature guitar is a top quality, versatile instrument, at the top of the JSM range.  

The Ibanez JSM100 uses the same construction concept as other ES models, but the wood choice is a bit different. The body, instead of using Maple laminate, uses figured Anigre, an African hardwood, for the laminate. The center block is Maple, as is the neck, which has an Ebony fingerboard. Decoration is similar to other Ibanez models in this range; hardware is gold plated, and the inlays include a mix of Abalone and Acrylic for the block markers on the bound, compound radius fingerboard.

The electronics include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 Alnico passive pickups through a standard switching and individual volume and tone control layout. The tuners are excellent Gotoh 510 models, with a Gotoh 510BN bride and Gotoh GE101A quick-change tailpiece. This combination provides a bit more mass, sustain and clarity but not as much as some other similar Ibanez models with heavier bridges – on those, the added sustain can overwhelm some of the subtle characteristics of the guitar’s wood.

This Ibanez JSM100was built during 2009 by the Team J Craft group at Fuji-Gen.  It is in very good condition with light scuffing here and there on the body – what we would call minor play wear. Fretwear is light, and the fretwork is very good, resulting in an extremely playable guitar.

The original Ibanez hard shell case is included.

Here’s what John Scofield has to say about the JSM100 John Scofield Model:

“I loved the way the neck felt on my 1981 AS200, and that was the guitar I always returned to. You find what you’re comfortable with and you stay with it. This became the basis for the JSM John Scofield Model introduced in 2001, which reproduced the original AS200 guitar, with added improvements.”

More About John Scofield

“John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982?1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.

Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind.
Touring the world approximately 200 days per year with his own groups, he is an Adjunct Professor of Music at New York University, a husband, and father of two.”


Price: $2,000.00 CAD
  • Model: JSM100 John Scofield Model
  • Year: 2009
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: F0924107
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 26/04/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.36lbs 3.8kg
  • Scale Length: 24.7in 628mm
  • Nut Width: 1.72in 43.5mm
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