NAMM 2022: Tosin Abasi discusses the genesis of his radical Ernie Ball Music Man Kaizen model, and why guitarists might be surprised by its capabilities

NAMM 2022: Tosin Abasi already has his own guitar company, and it's flourishing. In fact, the company just released its first ergonomic double-cut model, the Emi. So why would he team up with Ernie Ball Music Man to release a new design called the Kaizen?

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.