Ibanez Sam Totman STM2SPB
Hermann Li's second Ibanez model was released last year, but this year is Sam Totman's turn. Sam's new guitar features the classic Iceman shape, but he's added DiMarzio Evolution pickups, an Edge III vibrato and a thru-neck. The UK price is still to be confirmed, but expect this one to be more affordable than the original.
There's something about a singlecut in flat white that we find hard to resist. This one has a 24.75 inch scale, and an active EMG 60/81 pickup combo. We're told it'll be competitively priced too.
Ibanez RG Extreme RG2011
How does one go about re-inventing one of the most popular metal guitars ever made? Why, one would give it a 30 fret fingerboard, lose the neck pickup and add some extreme cutouts, of course.
Ibanez PGB2T Paul Gray Tribute Bass
Slipknot’s Paul Gray was undoubtedly one of Ibanez’s biggest bass ambassadors. Following Paul’s tragic death last year, Ibanez has released the PGB2T Paul Gray Tribute Bass.
The bass – created with Paul’s family and Slipknot’s management – was on display for the first time at NAMM, featuring a Paul Gray graphic finish, complete with Slipknot logo. The PGB2T is expected to retail for around $399, with UK prices tbc. A portion of all proceeds from the bass will go to a special trust fund set up for Paul’s family.