QX54QM-BSM (Blue Sphere Burst Matte) - Electric Guitar Ibanez Electric Guitar - Q Series With new developments in instrument technology, the prominence of more technical playing styles, and players’ desire for lighter, mor...
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QX54QM-BSM (Blue Sphere Burst Matte) - Electric Guitar
Ibanez Electric Guitar - Q Series
With new developments in instrument technology, the prominence of more technical playing styles, and players’ desire for lighter, more portable instruments, today’s headless guitars are pushing far beyond the designs of the past. However, even with all these advancements, Ibanez still saw an exciting opportunity in this space. The Q or Quest series is an entirely new concept for Ibanez. The “Quest” in this case was to not just to adapt an existing instrument into a headless design, but to develop an entirely new guitar from the ground up. This range features a number of unique elements intended to maximize tone, performance, and playing comfort.
These include custom-designed R1 single coil and Q58 humbucker pickups, a new Mono-Tune bridge, and a proprietary custom string locking mechanism. The QX subseries is also equipped with innovative 8-degree inward slanted frets, uniquely tailoring their ergonomics to the benefit of highly technical players. Ultimately, this series offers a diverse and versatile enough feature set to attract not only the modern, technical guitarist but also players who may have never even considered a headless guitar before. Regardless of genre, Q (Quest) allows guitarists of every background to question the full scope of their creative possibilities.
Custom string lock
This custom string lock is one-piece unit that features very simple construction. This means the hardware requires less maintenance, is highly durable, and allows for very easy string changes. Additionally, no proprietary string is required, so you can continue to use your favorite gauge and brand.
The Mono-Tune bridges offer a wide intonation range so that you can easily set the instrument up for tuning down a whole step or even further. The string height is also easily adjustable, and each saddle generally has less material, which leads to more natural and organic tone.
All of the frets are equally slanted at an 8-degree angle. Many contemporary players tend to favor a much higher playing positon to execute more effectively, highly technical and intricate techniques like tapping, finger style, and even occasional bass-inspired slap riff. This higher position results in the four fretting fingers naturally tilting slightly inwards. This 8-degree inward tilt of the frets perfectly accommodates this and offers a more natural feeling and comfortably playing guitar.
Quilted Maple top / Nyatoh body
The Quilted Maple top sonically enriches the response for picking. Nyatoh used as body wood provides a rich mid-low end.
|Neck Type:||Parallel Wizard / 3pc Roasted Maple / Bubinga neck|
|Top/Back/Body:||Quilted Maple top / Nyatoh body|
|Fretboard:||Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard / Mother of Pearl Step off-set dot inlay|
|Fret:||Jumbo Jescar EVOgold™ frets|
|Number of Fret:||24|
|Bridge:||Ibanez Mono-Tune bridge|
|Neck Pickup:||R1 (S) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|Middle Pickup:||R1 (S) Middle pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|Bridge Pickup:||Q58 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|Strings:||D Addario® EXL110|
|Hardware Color:||Cosmo black|
|a: Width:||42mm at NUT|
|b: Width:||57mm at 24F|
|c: Thickness:||19mm at 1F|
|d: Thickness:||19mm at 12F|