Tosin Abasi’s relationship with Ibanez seems the stuff of destiny—one of today’s leading proponents of the 8-string guitar working in collaboration with the guitar maker that made the 8-string playable and plentiful.
Ibanez Tosin Abasi Signature 8 String Guitar Features
- Basswood body
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Hard shell case included
- Tosin Abasi signature DiMarzio Ionizer 8 humbucker and single coil pickups
Patterned closely after Tosin’s flagship signature, the TAM100, the TAM10 can similarly claim lineage from the Ibanez on which Abasi developed his mind-blowing chops—the RG2228. In collaborating with Ibanez, his goal was to develop an 8-string that combined the best features of the Ibanez guitars he has played in the past while incorporating new ideas that would enhance his personal style and approach to the instrument. The resulting TAM10 is a cleverly conceived 8-string of unparalleled clarity, versatility, and comfort.
Built to Tosin’s specifications, the TAM10’s Basswood body is thinner than other RG8 for playability, its neck sports a warm rich Rosewood fingerboard with off-set Pearl dot inlays. Add to this recipe Abasi’s own signature DiMarzio Ionizer 8 humbucker and single coil pickups with coil-tapping on/ off switch, and you’ve got an instrument as unique as the man who plays it.