With new developments in instrument technology, the prominence of more technical playing styles, and players' desire for lighter, more portable instruments, today's headless guitars are pushing far beyond designs of the past. The Q or "Quest" series is an entirely new concept for Ibanez, lighter and more portable instruments developed from the ground up.
This range features a number of unique elements intended to maximize tone, performance, and playing comfort. These include custom designed R1 single coil and Q58 humbucker pickups, a new monotone bridge, and a proprietary custom string locking mechanism. The QX subseries is also equipped with innovative 8-degree inward slanted frets, uniquely tailoring their ergonomics to the benefit of highly technical players.
Ultimately, this series offers a diverse and versatile enough feature set to attract not only the modern, technical guitarist, but also players who may have never even considered a headless guitar before. Regardless of genre, Q (Quest) allows guitarists of every background to question the full scope of their creative possibilities.
neck type: Parallel Wizard-7 / 5pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga neck
top/back/body: Poplar Burl top / Nyatoh body
fretboard: Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard / Mother of Pearl Step off-set dot inlay
fret: Jescar EVO Gold slanted frets
number of frets: 24
bridge: Ibanez Mono-Tune bridge
string space: 10.8mm
neck pickup: Q58-7 (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
bridge pickup: Q58-7 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B
strings: D'Addario XL110-7
string gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059
hardware colour: Cosmo black