Ibanez FLATV1 Josh Smith, Black
Overview by GAK
The FLATV1 is the first collaboration between Ibanez and leading guitarist Josh Smith.
Constructed to Josh Smith’s exacting specifications, the Ibanez FLATV1 is essentially a hot-rodded T-style guitar, with a robust “slab-style” body and S-Tech roasted maple neck/fretboard. Equipped with dynamic Seymour Duncan FLATV1 custom single-coils and boasting Prestige Fret Edge treatment, this a guitar that plays as good as it sounds. Thanks to rock-solid Gotoh hardware, the FLATV1 is a proper workhorse that you can depend on at a gig or in the studio.
If you’re in the market for a high-performance single-cut with a vintage vibe, the Ibanez FLATV1 should be at the top of your list!
Overview by Ibanez
FLATV S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
The FLATV neck features a ’Soft V’ neck grip shape that blends the charm of a classic neck shape with a modern feel. This enables the neck to feel both substantial and comfortable to the player. The S-TECH Roasted Maple neck is constructed with 1 piece, and is the perfect combination of form and function.
S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard
The S-TECH special roasted treatment provides a superior attack, a well-balanced tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
Seymour Duncan® FLATV1 Custom pickups
Josh’s signature pickup set from Seymour Duncan feature a vintage style neck pickup with slightly increased output to adhere to Josh’s exacting tonal specifications, paired with a bridge pickup that is constructed with a mix of different types of Alnico magnets to best match the tone that Josh has relied on for years, and is able to capture guitar sounds that are both bright and fat.
Gotoh® machine heads
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
Gotoh® F1803 bridge
The Gotoh® F1803 bridge improves sustain and tuning stability.
Gotoh®/Ibanez co-designed “In-Tune” saddles
These saddles are equipped with grooves which actively prevent each string from slipping to the side.
The saddles also feature rounded edges and deeper grooves on 1st and 6th strings, which means much less saddle tilting is required to adjust the string height, and equal string spacing is more easily achieved.
Additionally, the saddles are designed with pre-calculated “intonation points” where the string touches the saddle, allowing each string to have and maintain precise intonation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. The saddles themselves are made of titanium for maximum tonal clarity.
Control plate specially designed for AZS series
This control plate is curved for easier access to all the knobs and switches, without sacrificing its traditional appearance.
Special Control knobs for FLATV
Specially designed control knobs allow that feature extra knurl for more responsive control.
A non-contoured ‘slab’ style AZS body, allowing for a classic look and feel.
FLATV joint heel
This neck joint and heel offer a feel that is reminiscent of the golden era of guitar design, with the four-bolt metal neck plate adding extra strength and stability.
Luminlay side dot inlays
The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
- Neck Type: FLATV S-TECH WOOD 1pc Roasted Maple neck
- Top/Back/Body: Ash body
- Fretboard: S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard, Black dot inlay
- Fret: Medium frets, Prestige fret edge treatment
- Number of Frets: 21
- Bridge: Gotoh® F1803 bridge
- String Space: 10.5mm
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® FLATV1 Custom (S) neck pickup, Passive/Alnico
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® FLATV1 Custom (S) bridge pickup, Passive/Alnico
- Factory Tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- Strings: D'Addario® EXL110
- String Gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
- Nut: Bone nut
- Hardware Color: Chrome