Jon’s guitar playing style is highly technical, unique and, most importantly, incredibly musical, acting as the perfect accompaniment for his soulful and melodic vocal delivery. Jon Gomm, a singer-songwriter from the UK with incredibly virtuosic guitar ability, wrote his first song at the age of six and has never looked back. After taking the world by storm with his performance video of his song ‘Passionflower’, which went viral in 2012 and catapulted Jon to the forefront of the acoustic fingerstyle movement, Jon has toured the world and has cultivated a dedicated and supportive fanbase.
When listening to Jon’s music, it is hard to believe that all of the sounds are being created by only Jon and his guitar. Jon is able to create the sound of a full band in real time with his guitar, which provides the perfect soundscapes for his songs. Together with Ibanez, Jon has designed the perfect guitar for him, and is very excited to make it available to everyone.
5-Piece African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
The African Mahogany and Pau Ferro 5pc neck has enhanced durability.
Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Jumbo frets contribute to smooth playability, especially for single-note playing.
Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce top
Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce Top delivers a vintage dry sound.
Pau Ferro back and sides
Pau Ferro back and sides offer well-balanced tone with a full-bodied mid and high range.
Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup, Tap pickup
The combination of Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup and Tap pickup offers a warmer, more natural acoustic tone with clarity of sounds.
PowerTap Earth Blend
Blending the Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup with Tap pickup, Fishman PowerTap Earth Blend system allows the guitar to capture the string vibration through the whole body and neck, which provides a rich acoustic tone and a dynamic percussive sound from the body and neck.
Macassar Ebony top loading bridge
For a better percussive sound, the Macassar Ebony bridge features a top loading system without a bridgepin. It also offers a fast and easy method for string changes.
Gig bag included
Ibanez Gig bags are made out of durable materials.
Asymmetric jumbo body
Developed for modern fingerstyle players, the asymmetric jumbo body features a low-end focused sound and tapping friendly shape
Thermo Aged Spruce Modified X-M Bracing
With several years spent on research and development, Ibanez developed their new X-M bracing design. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing, features strategically positioned tone and finger braces, which transmit string vibration more efficiently through the bridge, to the body, greatly enhancing the quality and projection of the sound. This modified X-M Bracing design creates a highly responsive sound with a wide dynamic range, but it also emphasizes a focused low-end, which perfectly complements modern fingerstyle playing. The bracing also under goes a Thermo-Aging process, making it lighter while adding structural stability for improved resonance.
Dual Outputs (Magnetic pickup/Contact pickup/Microphone outputs)
Plugged into the endpin jack only: Magnetic pickup + Contact pickup + Microphone with mixed output
Plugged into both the endpin jack and the mono flush mount endpin jack: Magnetic pickup, Contact pickup and Microphone running independently. (a TRS to TRS cable or a TRS to stereo ”Y” cable should be used). Endpin Jack = Magnetic pickup, Microphone output, Mono flush mount endpin jack = Contact pickup output
25 3/4 inch scale
A 25 3/4 inch scale helps to maintain proper tension and pitch even while down tuning, a technique modern finger players often utilize. This scale-length also delivers improved sustain.