Marco’s signature Ibanez guitar, the MSM100, was designed to fully support his incredibly versatile playing. Marco Sfogli is a composer, arranger and mixing engineer, as well as being one of the most important and visible contemporary guitarists today.
Based on the Ibanez AZ design, the MSM100 features a AAA Flamed Maple top and an Alder body. The ergonomic body back contour and large forearm contour were designed to fit a player’s body naturally, thus increasing player comfort. The S-TECH WOOD 1-piece Roasted Maple neck and fretboard provide a superior attack, well-balanced tone and rich sustain. The Oval C shaped neck and the smooth curved fretboard edge increases neck grip comfort and the Super All Access Neck Joint offers ultimate playability and ease in reaching the highest frets. Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance and the wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response, good articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
The guitar is equipped with Luminlay side dots which make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks while performing on dark stages. DiMarzio Air Norton and The Tone Zone pickups perfectly complement each other and create a wide pallet of tonal options, adding fire and improving sustain, yet retaining clarity. The T1802 tremolo bridge, developed in collaboration with GOTOH, features machined titanium saddles and a machined steel tremolo block for a quick response, thick lows and rich highs. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings, especially while employing techniques such as string skipping and hybrid picking. The MSM100 features GOTOH MAGNUM LOCK machine heads, which have an established reputation for tuning stability and the guitar’s H. A. P (Height Adjustable Post) system allows for the detailed adjustment of string posts, ensuring the appropriate tension of each string. A hardshell case is included.