The Bob Weir Signature guitar features ornate inlay work that gives this model a very unique appearance or as Bob referred to it, "cowboy fancy". During the guitar's development, Weir specifically requested functionality and tuning capabilities for an innovative guitar that complemented his playing style. This reissue Bob Weir Signature guitar is originally based on the body shape of an earlier Ibanez Artist model.
Ibanez Bob Weir Signature Electric Guitar Features
- Swamp Ash body
- Maple/Walnut Neck
- DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary and Area 61 pickups
- Bob Weir Special 3-Band EQ with EQ on-off switch
- Hard shell case included
- The Untold Story Ibanez history book included
This latest reissue, the BWM1BS, features a Swamp Ash body and 5-piece maple/walnut BWM neck-through neck. The bound ebony fretboard is fitted with medium frets and adorned with the classic Ibanez Tree-of-Life inlay, while its larger-than-usual headstock was a specific request from Bob to increase sustain. The Accu-cast replica bridge was selected for its historical accuracy, its superior sustain, and reliable intonation.
The BWM1BS includes a DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary humbucker in both the neck and bridge positions, along with a DiMarzio Area 61 single coil in the middle position. Each pickup is wired for a variety of options that include humbucker coil-tapping and on/off switching for each pickup.
Also included is the special 3-band EQ with EQ on/off switching, hardshell case and The Untold Story Ibanez history book.
As a founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir is nothing less than a rock icon. His current band, Dead & Company, which he formed with Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, also features John Mayer and will continue to tour throughout 2016. Respected by fans and peers alike as one of rock’s great rhythm guitarists, his unique chord voicings and original rhythm approach are legendary. While his arsenal of instruments has been wide and varied over the years, Bob has frequently been associated with the striking, one-of-a-kind “Cowboy Fancy” model, originally built in close collaboration with Ibanez in 1976.