After Yvette Young took to social media to tease an upcoming signature guitar last month, Ibanez has now officially unveiled the Covet player's latest signature six-string, the YY20.
Based on the brand’s cult classic Talman model, the YY20 continues the super-sparkly theme introduced by Young’s debut signature Ibanez – the Slime Green Sparkle YY10 – and flashes an eye-grabbing Orange Cream Sparkle colorway.
Despite sharing the same body shape as her previous model, the YY20’s spec sheet has undergone an extensive overhaul and, unlike the YY10 – which takes loose inspiration from a Strat – sports a more Tele-style functional setup.
This is evidenced by the hardware, which includes two Tele-esque Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro pickups – controlled via a three-way blade switch and master volume/tone controls – and a Gotoh GTC202 bridge plate with six saddles.
In terms of the nitty gritty, the YY20 features a string-through alder body, a YY-profile maple neck paired with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, bone nut and 25.5” scale length. And, like the YY10, Young’s new signature six-string comes equipped with 11-52-gauge electric guitar strings factory tuned to FACGBE.
Finishing touches include white Luminescent side dot and fretboard inlays, as well as Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads and a 305mm radius.
The electric guitar is introduced by Young herself via a comic retro-themed video that sees the Covet star pick apart the spec sheet and road test – literally, thanks to some rad skateboard moves – the sparkly six-string as she flexes her fingerpicking powers.
Yvette Young's Ibanez YY20 is available now for $1,099.
To find out more, head over to Ibanez (opens in new tab).