The new Tim Henson Ibanez signature guitar is a nylon-string – and it's relatively affordable too

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Polyphia fans knew it was coming and now it's here; the nylon-string guitar Tim Henson played in the band's Playing God (13 million views and rising) video is now available as an Ibanez signature model.

The TOD10N is a forward-thinking electro-acoustic finished in Transparent Flat Black with a solid Sitka spruce top and laminated sapele back and sides. The fingerboard and bridge are walnut with a stunning Tree Of Death inlay for the former. The C-shape neck is made from nyatoh.

The 22-fret model features gold classical tuners and its electronics pair a Fishman Sonicore piezo with Ibanez's AEQ210TF preamp. This features a handy onboard tuner along with Volume, Treble and Bass controls – plus a Phase switch. 

Interestingly, it also features a soundhole in the upper bout to enhance the unplugged experience for players. 


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With a 1 15/16" depth, the Talman-esque body shape could help introduce nylon-string guitar to a whole new audience. The price will help – Henson himself revealed that the street price will be around $699.

More info at Ibanez

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.