Watch Manuel Gardner Fernandes test-drive Tim Henson's Ibanez nylon-string signature model with an otherworldly harmonic-heavy fingerstyle performance

Manuel Gardner Fernandes
(Image credit: Manuel Gardner Fernandes/YouTube)

Since it launched last month, Tim Henson’s new Ibanez TOD10N nylon-string signature model has been making the rounds. First the six-string found its way into the hands of Polish acoustic guitar wunderkind Marcin Patrzalek, who put it through its paces with a jaw-dropping, Latin-inspired fingerstyle performance.

Earlier this week, Ichika Nito took the instrument – which he dubbed “the coolest guitar” – for a test drive – with an 18-second clip packed with his lightning-quick right-hand chops and smatterings of two-handed tapping.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.