Ibanez JBM27 Jake Bowen Electric Guitar, 7-String

Prog-metal master Jake Bowen of Periphery loaded his signature JBM27 with powerful Titan-7 pickups and an Edge Zero II-7 bridge to make this 7-string scream.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
DiMarzio Titan 7 pickups Jake Bowen's signature pickups, aggressive tone
Edge Zero II-7 bridge Stable, smooth-playing bridge -- dive bomb away
Mahogany body with maple top Rich, rounded tone with clear articulation
Jumbo frets Makes bending strings easier

Just as each Periphery release seems to morph progressive metal another 180 degrees, Jake Bowen, the source of the band's rich tapestry of guitar-based ambient soundscapes, has also moved the boundaries of guitar design and performance with his Ibanez signature instrument--the JBM27.

Using the Ibanez RGA as a foundation, Bowen's departures from that iconic instrument are many. The JBM27's 3-piece Maple Wizard II-7 neck allows for smooth access to the upper frets and increased sustain. The JBM27 features a Mahogany body with a Maple top, and a bound Ebony fretboard with jumbo frets that bears Jake's own custom inlay at the 12th fret. Then add a reverse headstock for yet another element of visual distinction. Given the stress a Periphery show can exert on his instrument, having a trem system that is both easily adjustable and highly stable was critical for Bowen.

Jake chose the Ibanez Edge Zero II-7 bridge--not only for its inspiring, reliable performance, but also for the way it stays clear of his picking hand. Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads help provide superior tuning stability and expedite string changes. The JBM27 also features Bowen's signature DiMarzio Titan 7 pickups, which DiMarzio developed under Jake's close direction. Bowen describes them as, "the perfect combination of tight and aggressive." The JBM27 ships tuned to drop-G# (1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7G#).


- 3pc Maple "Wizard II-7" neck
- Maple top/ Mahogany body
- Bound jatoba fretboard with read more JBM special inlay
- Jumbo frets
- Black & Gold hardware
- Factory Tuning Drop-G#
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- Top: Maple Top
- Body: Mahogany Body
- Neck: 3pc Maple "Wizard II-7" neck
- Fretboard: Bound jatoba fretboard
- Inlay: JBM special inlay
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Titan 7 Humbucker neck pickup
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Titan 7 Humbucker bridge pickup
- Frets: Jumbo frets
- Hardware: Black & Gold hardware
- Bridge: Edge Zero II-7 tremolo bridge
- Tuners: Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
- Factory Tuning: (from 1st to 7th) : D#/A#/F#/C#/G#/D#/G#
- String gauges: (from 1st to 7th) .011/.014/.019/.032/.044/.056/.064
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JBM27
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 5 in

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Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 5, 2019 by Trevor Rankin in Wichita, KS

"An amazing guitar"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I got this guitar on a whim. I'm not really a huge perifery fan, but this is my favorite guitar I've ever owned. I might get a six string version also. It dose everything I need very well, but the clean tones are amazing. The only slight drawback was only that I had to do a set up on it. Not because it came set up badly but because I wanted to play in a higher tuning

Musical Background:

Playing17 years. Regional giger

Musical Style:

Progressive metal. Death metal
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