Manuel Gardner Fernandes equipped Tim Henson’s Ibanez nylon-string signature with a virtual whammy bar – and turned it into a different beast altogether

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

Arguably one of the biggest gear drops this year arrived in the form of the Ibanez TOD10N – a nylon-string signature guitar for Polyphia’s Tim Henson, who used the six-string heavily throughout the band’s most recent studio album, Remember That You Will Die.

Both before and after its official release, we’ve seen plenty of TOD10N action on the internet. Not only has Henson himself given fans an up-close glimpse through numerous unplugged playthroughs, some of the prog virtuoso’s fellow Ibanez signature artists have also had a chance to test-drive the unique instrument.

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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.