Josh Smith teases a Strat-style version of his signature Ibanez FLATV1

Josh Smith
(Image credit: Josh Smith/Instagram / Mackenzie Lenora)

Earlier this year, Ibanez announced its AZS series of Tele-inspired electric guitars – a collection that was headlined by blues guitar ace Josh Smith’s signature guitar, the FLATV1.

In a move that surprised many, Smith’s first foray into the world of Ibanez was crafted to accommodate his playing style and tonal repertoire, which is celebrated for its blend of blues, jazz and funk.

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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.