Tom Quayle, one of UK’s preeminent Jazz/Fusion virtuosos, has joined the Ibanez team. His signature model, the TQM1, is based on the newest series from Ibanez, the AZ model. The TQM1 features Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups in an S-S-H configuration, directly mounted onto the body without a pickguard. The body top is made with Monkeypod, finished in Natural gloss. The AZ’s roasted Maple neck with 22 stainless steel frets further strengthens his borderless capability.
Born to family of musicians, it was natural for Tom to pick up a guitar and practice to develop his skill. This environment helped broaden his view in music and guitar playing. While beginning as a jazz player, Tom eventually discovered fusion music, which led to him to incorporate legato and hybrid picking styles into his own trademark playing style. Since then, Tom’s reputation as one of guitar’s most versatile and talented players has become common knowledge in the guitar community.