Joe Satriani names the one guitar that appears on all his albums - and it's not an Ibanez

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It’s rare to see Joe Satriani without one of his signature Ibanez JS electric guitar models in his hand. There he is, in fact, holding the chrome version of the instrument on the cover of his new album, Shapeshifting.

And while that chrome guitar is also the primary instrument Satch used on Shapeshifting, he also reveals that there’s another six-string that appears on virtually every one of his albums since the early '90s, and (gasp!) it’s not an Ibanez.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.