The Ibanez RG560 was the guitar that convinced Reb to sign up to Ibanez for an endorsement deal in the early 90's. Following the success of the first Winger album, several companies approached Reb with endorsement offers, but it was the RG560 that swung it for Reb. The following quotes are taken from the October 1990 edition of Guitar World magazine. Reb's guitar tech, Dave Lewis, talks about the RG560 - "Reb has 2 versions of the 560. The Black one is the guitar that made him decide to go with Ibanez. It's fairly Strat-shaped, with a mahogany body." The pickup configuration, consisting of 2 EMG SA single coils and 1 EMG 85 humbucker in the bridge position, offers a smooth, fluid, flat frequency response. "Reb likes to get a lot of crunch, but he doesn't like too much bass or treble. This combination is almost like a Les Paul in the rhythm mode".more
This left-handed silver Ibanez RG560 was used by Blake Schwarzenbach at the very beginning of his career with Jawbreaker - i.e. circa March 1989 - to the recording of their debut album "Unfun", their first tour in support of "Unfun" - "Fuck '90 Tour" and eventually to their brief breakup. The most distinctive feature of it were stickers plastered all over the body. Most of the parts (if not all) have remained stocks. It is not known what has exactly happened to this guitar after Blake switched to Gibson.more
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