Ibanez Announce Left-handed JEM and JS Models

Who says Southpaws are overlooked when great rock guitars are designed? OK, it may have taken a while (try 20 years!) but Ibanez have announced left-handed guitar versions of the JEM and JS...

Here´s the full release:

Guitar virtuosos Steve Vai and Joe Satriani have consistently stunned the world with their speed, finesse, and jaw-dropping technique. Likewise, Vai and Satriani's Signature Ibanez guitars, the JEM and JS models, respectively, have legions of fans that swear by these fantastic instruments. One segment of the guitar-buying public, however, has been overlooked until now: lefties!

For 2009, Ibanez is pleased to debut the new, much-anticipated left-handed JEM7VWH and JS1200CAL. The white finish JEM7VWHL has all the great details of its right-handed counterpart: five-piece maple/walnut JEM Prestige neck, Edge Pro bridge, pearl/abalone vine inlay, DiMarzio Evolution pickups, and trademark monkey grip! The Candy Apple finish JS1200CAL features a maple JS Prestige neck, Edge Pro bridge, and DiMarzio PAF-JOE and FRED pickups.

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.