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Ibanez FLATV1-BK Josh Smith Signature - Black

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Solidbody Electric Guitar, Signature, with Ash Body, Roasted Maple Neck/Fretboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Black
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Designed to support the unique musical style of world-renowned guitarist Josh Smith, the Ibanez Josh Smith Signature FLATV1 solidbody electric guitar combines world-class playability with classic tone. Its Soft "V" neck profile is expertly crafted to balance the hefty feel of a vintage neck with the speed and comfort that modern players demand. Thanks to its carefully curved fretboard edges, you'll find the roasted maple fretboard — treated to Ibanez's S-Tech treatment for superior attack and enhanced sustain — extremely comfortable. And with a pair of custom Seymour Duncan pickups, you'll have a world of fat, bright tonal shades to explore. Complete with premium hardware — including Gotoh tuning machines and bridge, and Gotoh/Ibanez "In-Tune" saddles — the Ibanez Josh Smith Signature FLATV1 is a world-class guitar for a world-class guitarist.

    S-Tech roasted maple neck for supreme playability

    Josh Smith's musicality effortlessly drifts between blues, jazz, and, rock styles, and the Ibanez Josh Smith Signature FLATV1 supports it all. Inspired by the stout necks of '50s and '60s guitars, the FLATV1 features a Soft "V" neck profile that balances substance with ergonomic comfort. To complete the luxurious feel, its premium roasted maple fretboard — sonically enhanced with Ibanez's S-Tech roasting treatment — offers a smooth, refined feel thanks to expertly-curved fretboard edges.

    Custom Seymour Duncan pickups deliver world-class tone

    A leader in the realm of guitar pickups for decades, Seymour Duncans are a favorite among Music Experience guitarists across many styles. The Ibanez Josh Smith Signature FLATV1 is loaded with Josh's signature Seymour Duncan set, which combines a vintage-style neck pickup designed for increased output with a bridge pickup constructed with a mix of Alnico magnet types to support Josh Smith's unique musical voice.

    Gotoh T1802 tremolo provides excellent tuning stability

    DPremium hardware for gig-ready reliability Equipped with premium Gotoh hardware, the Ibanez Josh Smith Signature FLATV1 is primed for a lifetime of reliable performance. At the headstock, Gotoh machine heads provide impressive tuning precision and an ultra-smooth feel. The Gotoh F1803 bridge maximizes sustain and tuning stability. For the titanium "In-Tune" saddles, Gotoh and Ibanez collaborated to create superior saddles that eliminate side-to-side string slippage, in addition to featuring pre-calculated intonation points to help you always sound your best.

    What Ibanez Says...

    The FLATV1 from Ibanez is the Josh Smith Signature Electric Guitar that is as versatile as the blues rock virtuoso himself. Considered a blues guitar prodigy at the early age of 12, Josh cut his teeth playing with some of the greats before he was even old enough to drive. As an accomplished artist today, Josh is known for his fiery live performances where he effortlessly blends the blues, jazz and country music together, all while showcasing a mastery level of technical skill. The FLATV1 is designed to bring that same level of passionate intensity to a variety of genres with comfortable playability and outstanding tone. Featuring an ash body, a roasted maple neck with a soft “V” profile and a roasted maple fingerboard, the FLATV1 Josh Smith blends the charm of classic design with a modern feel. This signature electric is also equipped with Josh’s signature pickup set, vintage-style Seymour Duncan Flat 5 single-coils that deliver bright, fat tone. Additional features include Gotoh machine heads and a Gotoh F1803 bridge for optimal tuning stability.

    FLATV S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck

    The FLATV neck features a ’Soft V’ neck grip shape that blends the charm of a classic neck shape with a modern feel. This enables the neck to feel both substantial and comfortable to the player. The S-TECH Roasted Maple neck is constructed with 1 piece, and is the perfect combination of form and function.

    S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard

    The S-TECH special roasted treatment provides a superior attack, a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curvey.

    Seymour Duncan® FLAT5™ pickups Seymour Duncan® FLAT5™ pickups

    Josh’s signature pickup set from Seymour Duncan feature a vintage style neck pickup with slightly increased output to adhere to Josh’s exacting tonal specifications, paired with a bridge pickup that is constructed with a mix of different types of Alnico magnets to best match the tone that Josh has relied on for years, and is able to capture guitar sounds that are both bright and fat.

    Gotoh® machine heads

    Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.

    Gotoh® F1803 bridge

    The Gotoh® F1803 bridge improves sustain and tuning stability.

    Gotoh®/Ibanez co-designed "In-Tune" saddles

    These saddles are equipped with grooves which actively prevent each string from slipping to the side. The saddles also feature rounded edges and deeper grooves on 1st and 6th strings, which means much less saddle tilting is required to adjust the string height, and equal string spacing is more easily achieved. Additionally, the saddles are designed with pre-calculated "intonation points" where the string touches the saddle, allowing each string to have and maintain precise intonation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. The saddles themselves are made of titanium for maximum tonal clarity.

    C ontrol plate specially designed for AZS series

    This control plate is curved for easier access to all the knobs and switches, without sacrificing its traditional appearance.

    Special Control knobs for FLATV

    Specially designed control knobs allow that feature extra knurl for more responsive control.

    Slab body

    A non-contoured 'slab' style AZS body, allowing for a classic look and feel.

    FLATV joint heel

    This neck joint and heel offer a feel that is reminiscent of the golden era of guitar design, with the four-bolt metal neck plate adding extra strength and stability.

    Luminlay side dots

    The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.

    Ibanez FLATV1 Josh Smith Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Signature guitar for world-renowned guitarist Josh Smith
    • S-Tech roasted maple neck and fretboard enhance tonal balance and sustain
    • Curved fretboard edges for a comfortable, sleek feel
    • Soft "V" neck profile balances the substantial feel of a vintage neck with the fast playability of a modern profile
    • Custom Seymour Duncan single-coil pickups deliver vintage tonality with increased output
    • Premium Gotoh hardware for long-term reliability
    • In-Tune titanium saddles feature pre-calculated intonation points for precise tuning and intonation
    • Special control knobs with extra knurling for more responsive control
    • Luminlay side dot inlays for easy visibility on dark stages

      Body Type Solidbody
      Body Shape Josh Smith Signature
      Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
      Number of Strings 6
      Body Material Ash
      Body Finish Gloss Polyester
      Color Black
      Neck Material Roasted Maple
      Neck Shape FLATV
      Radius 9.8"
      Fingerboard Material Roasted Maple
      Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Dots
      Number of Frets 22, Jumbo
      Scale Length 25.5"
      Nut Width 1.653"
      Nut Material Bone
      Bridge/Tailpiece Gotoh 3-Saddle Bridge
      Tuners Gotoh Magnum Locking, Height Adjustable Posts
      Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan FLATV Special Single-coil
      Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan FLATV Special Single-coil
      Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
      Strings D'Addario EXL110 .010-.046
      Case Included Hardshell Case
      Manufacturer Part Number FLATV1BK