NAMM 2022: Tom Quayle wows us with his new Ibanez signature model and some dazzling licks

NAMM 2022: Ibanez unveiled a bevy of desirable new signature guitars at this year’s show, but the freshest of all is its latest Tom Quayle model, the TQMS1, which fuses the UK virtuoso’s favored spec with the Tele-type body of Ibanez’s AZS line.

Quayle himself was mulling around the Laney booth, so we collared him into giving us a rundown of the new model’s specs, not to mention its plentiful tones.

A keen fan of the AZS series, Quayle requested a few tweaks to realize his vision, most notably a floating tremolo – not recessed like his previous TQM1 model – as well as a Celeste Blue finish and tortoiseshell pickguard.

Tom also gives us a quick blast of the tones available via the Seymour Duncan Magic Touch-mini neck pickup and Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Custom bridge single coil with some, quite frankly, ridiculous licks. Behold his mad skills in the video above.

For more hot news from the world’s biggest guitar gear show, check out our continually updated NAMM 2022 live blog.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.