Ichika Nito's Signature Headless 6-string
Although most of his viral YouTube videos come in at under a minute, Ichika Nito's immense talent leaves a lasting impression. Indeed, as one of today's leading internet guitar personalities, Ichika has made waves online thanks to his world-class performances and impeccable technique. With the Ibanez Ichika Signature ICHI10, you are one step closer to harnessing the skill of one of Japan's most virtuosic performers! This 6-string headless guitar boasts an understated nyatoh body with a gorgeous 3-piece roasted maple/bubinga neck capped with roasted birdseye maple, perfect for nailing that timeless Strat feel yet optimized with updated features to handle the needs of today's players. Three R-1 pickups deliver the full range of single-coil tones, with a dyna-MIX8 switching system for unleashing even more scintillating sounds. Throw in Jescar EVO gold frets and luminescent side dots, and it comes as no surprise that the Ibanez Ichika Signature ICHI10 has made its way to the top of countless wish lists.
Top-shelf tonewoods for a melodic master
Ibanez equipped the ICHI10 with high-performing woods throughout to handle Ichika Nito's unique style and performances, which has resulted in one of the sleekest and most straightforward headless guitars on the market. A nyatoh body forms a solid foundation for the ICHI10's resonant, ear-pleasing tone, with a striking 3-piece roasted maple and bubinga neck that rests comfortably in your fretting hand in all positions. Speaking of the neck, Ibanez shaped it to an effortlessly playable Wizard "C" profile — quite fitting for the guitar wizardry Ichika cooks up. A roasted birdseye maple fingerboard rounds out the ICHI10's intoxicating tonewood cocktail, imbuing plenty of speed for fast playing across all 24 frets while adding an eye-grabbing "pop" to the overall instrument.
Coveted single-coil sounds and so much more
Needless to say, the ICHI10 is geared to meet the demands of today's progressive players. That being said, its high-powered electronics serve up single-coil tones that are sure to please Strat lovers the world over. Ibanez threw a trio of their R-1 single-coil pickups into the ICHI10 to achieve just that, conjuring the crisp, clean tone of timeless single-coils with plenty of brightness and shimmer. This is made even better with the onboard dyna-MIX8 switching system and Alter Switch. With this sophisticated switching system, a wealth of different pickup tones is at your disposal, all accessed with a standard 5-way blade. Set the Alter Switch to off, and you get your standard SSS pickup positions. Flip the Alter Switch to on, and the ICHI10's tonal versatility is exponentially increased, with different positions unlocking series-connected single-coil sounds. From creamy cleans to tight and focused crunch, the ICHI10 handles it all with aplomb.
Ibanez Ichika Signature ICHI10 Features:
- Signature instrument for Japanese guitar virtuoso Ichika Nito
- Lightweight, resonant nyatoh body lays a solid tonal foundation
- 3-piece roasted maple/bubinga neck delivers excellent snap and response
- Exquisite Wizard "C" neck profile makes furious fretting and 2-hand tapping breeze
- Roasted birdseye maple fingerboard sends your playing from head to heel in no time
- Trio of R-1 pickups delivers the clean, bright, creamy sound of coveted single coils
- 5-way blade combines with dyna-MIX8 switching system and Alter Switch to unlock even more sounds
- Luminescent side dots
- 24 Jescar EVO gold frets