Speed, fluidity, note clarity, and unrivaled technical proficiency. These are the words that might come to mind when needing to describe the music of the band Polyphia. In order to deliver such technically demanding music, players require a guitar that will excel in these styles. Tim Henson, one of the two visionary guitarists of Polyphia, has been an Ibanez player for quite a while and after intense collaboration with Tim, we are now able to finally introduce his official signature guitar, the THBB10.
The THBB10 is based on the popular Ibanez AZ models with a few special modifications to make this guitar uniquely suited to Tim’s style and sound. An AZ Oval C Roasted Maple Neck and fingerboard provide stability an excellent sustain. The guitar also offers a flexible tonal array with a custom DiMarzio® HSS pickup configurations voiced to Tim’s exact specifications. The tuning system consists of Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads, a Graph Tech® nut, as well as a T1502 by Gotoh® tremolo bridge. The combination offers solid, stable tuning and excellent tremolo functionality.
Both contemporary and traditional in its appearance, the THBB10 sports a look that would fit in anywhere from a three-piece Jazz ensemble, to the most cutting-edge Prog Rock groups and beyond.
- This Guitar Comes with a Gig Bag
Gotoh® T1502 tremolo bridge
T1502 tremolo bridge features steel saddles and a die-cast zinc tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings. Its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
DiMarzio® Notorious™ Pickups
Tim’s custom DiMarzio® Notorious™ single coil pickups capture the dynamics of a vintage single coil tone, and Notorious™ minibucker bridge pickup moderate output to make great balance with single coils.
Roasted Maple neck
Heat-treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes.
Roasted Maple fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlays
Heat-treatment treatment provides a well-balanced attack and tone and a rich sustain. In order to achieve supreme neck grip comfort, the fretboard edge is finished with a smooth curve.
Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
Luminescent side dot inlays
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
Graph Tech® TUSQ XL nut/Stainless Frets
The super smooth Graph Tech® nut increases tuning stability, sustain and clarity of sound. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
- neck type AZ Oval C Roasted Maple neck
- top/back/body American Basswood body
- fretboard Roasted Maple fretboard Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- fret Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
- number of frets 24
- bridge Gotoh® T1502 tremolo bridge
- string space 10.5mm
- neck pickup DiMarzio® Notorious™ (S) neck pickup Passive/Alnico
- middle pickup DiMarzio® Notorious™ (S) middle pickup Passive/Alnico
- bridge pickup DiMarzio® Notorious™ (H) bridge pickup Passive/Ceramic
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- strings D'Addario® EXL110
- string gauge .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
- nut Graph Tech®
- hardware color Gold
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 648mm/25.5"
- a : Width 42mm at NUT
- b : Width 57mm at 24F
- c : Thickness 20.5mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 22.5mm at 12F
- Radius : 305mmR
Here at Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12 point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.