Ibanez Marco Sfogli Signature MSM100 review

Developed in collaboration with the Italian heavy metal guitarist, this signature guitar shares similar specs to Ibanez's AZ Prestige range

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Guitar World Verdict

The Ibanez MSM100 is ideal both for pro guitarists looking for an exceptionally expressive instrument and for players who want an instrument that brings out the best of their capabilities.


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    Playing comfort enhanced by the neck’s AZ Oval C shape and Prestige fret edge treatment.

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    Oil-impregnated bone nut ensures rock-solid tuning that's comparable to a double-locking system.

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    Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.


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    Price point may deter some players.

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Back in the late-'70s, the control covers of Ibanez’s flagship models featured the inscription, “Built by the proud craftsmen of Ibanez Japan.” The statement was as bold as it was true, but that attitude has always remained strong with the builders at Ibanez Japan, even though that message no longer appears on their electric guitars

Some of the finest examples of this are the company’s Prestige line instruments. The new MSM100 model is a direct descendent of Ibanez’s AZ Prestige models, developed in collaboration with Italian guitarist Marco Sfogli and featuring several custom enhancements.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.