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. However, even with all these advancements, Ibanez still saw an exciting opportunity in this space. The Q or Quest series is an entirely new concept for Ibanez. The “Quest” in this case was to not just to adapt an existing instrument into a headless design, but to develop an entirely new guitar 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 Mono-Tune 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 Wizard C3pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga neck top/back/body Nyatoh body fretboard Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboardMother of Pearl Step off-set dot inlay fret Jumbo Jescar EVOgold™ frets number of frets 24 bridge Ibanez Mono-Tune bridge string space 10.8mm neck pickup R1 (S) neck pickupPassive/Ceramic middle pickup R1 (S) middle pickupPassive/Ceramic bridge pickup Q58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Ceramic factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E strings D’Addario® EXL110 string gauge .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 hardware color Cosmo black NECK DIMENSIONS Scale : 648mm/25.5″ a : Width 42mm at NUT b : Width 57mm at 24F c : Thickness 21mm at 1F d : Thickness 22mm at 12F Radius : 305mmR