Josh Smith teases new-look, freshly spec’d version of his Ibanez FLATV1 signature guitar

Josh Smith
(Image credit: Steve Rose / Josh Smith/Instagram)

We have a sneaky suspicion that Ibanez is cooking up some seriously tasty signature guitars at the moment.

Not even a fortnight ago, Lari Basilio – owner of the brand’s best-selling LB1 single-cut – shared a sneak peek at what looked like a freshly finished version of her flagship Violet electric guitar.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.