The Ibanez MM1 is the signature model for German guitar virtuoso Martin Miller. Its resonant African mahogany body is capped with gorgeous flamed maple. Its Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbuckers preserve your clarity when you're using distortion, while its dyna-MIX 10 switching system provides 10 different pickup combinations for an endless well of sounds. Benefit from unprecedented comfort and stability, thanks to the MM1's S-TECH WOOD roasted maple neck and fingerboard. Bend, twist, and dive-bomb with perfect intonation, by virtue of the MM1's Gotoh T1802 tremolo. Part of Ibanez's upscale Signature line, the MM1 is a top-shelf instrument.
The MM1's roasted maple neck was subjected to Ibanez's S-TECH WOOD nitrogen-heating treatment, which increases its stability, durability, water resistance, and tolerance to temperature changes. The neck is then sealed with oil, resulting in a well-played feel. And it's supremely comfortable — its fingerboard edge was finished with a smooth curve that extends through the border between the fingerboard and the neck to the fingerboard itself. Beyond that, this guitar's AZ Oval C-shaped neck fills your hand nicely at the lower frets, while providing a more modern feel when playing up high.
The Ibanez MM1's Seymour Duncan Hyperion humbuckers are amongst the most balanced-sounding pickups we've heard here at Music Experience. These passive humbuckers yield a moderate output and sport Alnico V magnets, which preserve the clarity of your fundamental tone in high-gain situations. You'll also benefit from a dynamic and clear pick attack. Beyond that, Ibanez's dyna-MIX 10 switching system provides 10 different pickup combinations via a mini toggle and 5-way blade switch. Whatever tone you're hearing in your head, the MM1 can achieve it.
Developed in collaboration with Gotoh, the MM1's T1802 bridge features machined titanium saddles and a solid-steel tremolo block, ensuring quick response and amazing articulation. String skipping and hybrid picking is effortless, thanks to narrow string spacing. Loading the guitar's tremolo arm is a breeze, by virtue of the T1802's snap and hold socket, and its arm torque adjuster allows for fine adjustments without any tools. The T1802's stud lock screws lock the stud bolts in place, enhancing the instrument's resonance and providing excellent tuning stability. Beyond that, the T1802's 2-point floating tremolo system achieves an astoundingly smooth tremolo motion in either direction.
"My name is Martin Miller, I'm a professional guitar player from Germany. For my whole life I've been surrounded with music and decided to pick up the guitar sometime during elementary school. During my late teens I decided to get serious about the whole guitar thing, went to conservatory for several years and later attended the renowned Carl-Maria-von-Weber college of music in Dresden. There I paid most of my dues in anything related to music and guitar. I got to play in a lot of bands with a lot of different musicians, an invaluable learning experience. After 5 years of academic studies, I finally received my diploma in guitar and music pedagogy in 2010. Right now I'm busy doing clinics and gear demonstrations all over the world, guitar and mixing sessions and I'm a regular contributer at Jamtrackcentral.com. My first solo album was released via JTC Records in 2013 and features a lot of very cool players (Federico Malaman, Ricky Quagliato, etc.). I'm also a member of the Tom Goetze Band, which we released a great live-in-the-studio album with named "Bass Shuttle". Starting from 2012 I did my first international tours featuring my original music exclusively, which also led me to countries outside of Europe such as the USA, Thailand and Russia. A while ago I've picked up work on a new band project that is going to feature Sebastian Lanser (Drums, Panzerballett) and Anton Davidyants (Bass, Impact Fuze). Along with that I also produced an album with Tom Quayle that is ready for a release in 2015. On top of this, Tom Quayle and I did a duo tour in 2014, doing concerts and clinics all over Europe and Japan. Musicians I've performed, recorded and/or had lessons with: Federico Malaman, Riccardo Quagliato, Anton Davidyants, Gergo Borlai, Hadrien Feraud, Sebastian Lanser, Tom Goetze, Heiko Jung, Michal Skulski, Marius Leicht, Till Broenner, Stephan Bormann, Guthrie Govan, Marco Sfogli, Kiko Loureiro, Feodor Dosumov, Ricky Bertuzzi, Daniele Gottardo, Matthias "IA" Eklundh, Atma Anur, Stu Hamm, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Andy Wood, Wolfgang Schmid, Matthias Baetzel and many more."
S-TECH special roasted treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.
This is the first time S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple is being used in guitar construction. The wood goes through a special nitrogen-heating treatment which increases the woods stability and water resistance. It offers and increased tolerance to temperature changes.
The Super All Access Neck Joint offers superior playability with its 8mm concave curve from the body top to the spherical surface of the joint area. By maximizing the joint area between the body and the neck, sustain and resonance are increased as well.
A Flamed Maple top and African Mahogany back body provides a rich low end with a crisp high end.
The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
The MM1 comes with GOTOH® MAGNUM LOCK® machine heads, which have an established reputation for tuning stability. Its H. A. P® (Height Adjustable Post). system allows for the adjustment of string posts for the appropriate tension of each string.
The Oil-impregnated bone nut provides superior tuning stability and warm rich resonance. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Pickups feature a moderate output through Alnico-5 magnets to keep the clarity of the fundamental tone when using a distortion sound, and to deliver a clear pick attack. From treble to bass, the overall tonal balance is evenly adjusted., and works well with various effect pedals.
dyna-MIX 9 offers nine sound variations, and can easily switch between humbucker and single coil modes with just the mini switch. One mode is even able to simulate a humbucker sound from the combination of the 2 single coil pickups.
T1802 tremolo bridge features machined titanium saddles and a machined steel tremolo block for a quick response, thick lows and rich highs. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. Its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
|Body Shape||Martin Miller MM1|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||African Mahogany|
|Top Material||Flamed Maple|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Color||Transparent Aqua Blue|
|Neck Material||S-Tech Roasted Maple|
|Neck Shape||Oval C|
|Fingerboard Material||S-Tech Roasted Maple|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Abalone Dots, Luminescent Side Dots|
|Number of Frets||24, Jumbo, Stainless Steel with Prestige fret edge treatment|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Gotoh T1802 Tremolo|
|Tuners||Gotoh Magnum Locking, Height Adjustable Posts|
|Neck Pickup||Duncan Hyperion Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Duncan Hyperion Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Duncan Hyperion Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch, 1 x Alter mini-switch (dyna-MIX9 switching system)|
|Strings||D'Addario EXL110 .010-.046|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||MM1-TAB|