The Ibanez 2018 JBBM20 JB Brubaker Signature Electric Guitar in Green is the signature model of the August Burns Red guitarist, modelled closely on his beloved RGA. Having gained a reputation for melding crushing riffs with scintillating solos, Brubaker has developed an inventive and unique style that has won over a legion of fans, all with his trusty Ibanez by his side.
RGA body profile
The JBBM20 is shaped to match Brubaker's RGA, an archtop variant of the classic RG. The carefully sculpted body profile establishes a comfortable playing feel, whilst the precisely contoured curves remove any obstacles so that your hands can navigate freely. The arched top creates a comfortable resting position for the picking arm, which is perfect for when you want to dig in and throw out some beefy chugging.
The body is crafted using mahogany, a tonewood that is favoured by many thanks to its warm mid-range character. The pronounced lower mids makes this the ideal choice for Brubaker's model, lending itself perfectly to the heavy riffs that he writes.
Lightning fast neck
Joined to the body is a three-piece maple/purpleheart neck, which is shaped to Brubaker's preferred profile with the smoothest of finishes. Ibanez know a thing or two when it comes to crafting supple yet sturdy necks, and the JBBM20 lives up to their high standards.
Paired with the neck is a luxurious ebony fingerboard, which is home to 24 jumbo frets that are decorated with white dot position inlays to guide you. Whether you're shredding, tapping, sweeping or fretting chords, the neck and fingerboard partnership are perfect for guitarists with a highly dynamic playing style.
EMG active humbuckers
The Ibanez JBBM20 signature is equipped with a classic metal pickup partnership with an EMG 85 in the neck, and an EMG 81 in the bridge. The 85 is perfect for laying down thick rhythm chops, exploiting the warmth of the mahogany to the fullest. The 81 is fantastic for searing lead work, cutting through the mix with a sparkling brilliance, which Brubaker showcases to great effort throughout August Burns Red's career.
Hectic tour schedules are par for the course for Brubaker and ABR, which is why his signature model must be up to scratch, night after night. The body is home to a Gibraltar Standard II bridge, which anchors each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock is home to Ibanez tuning machines, which dutifully maintain tuning integrity with absolute precision.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model 2018 JBBM20 JB Brubaker Signature Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 3-Piece Maple/Purpleheart Fingerboard Material Ebony Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile JBBM No. of Frets 24; Jumbo Position Inlays Dot Bridge/Tailpiece Gibraltar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Standard Pickups Neck: EMG 85 Bridge: EMG 81 Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Green
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