Beard Bender


The story behind the Ibanez Beard Bender

“I started to play blues guitar at the age of seven and today I am 38, so over the years I have gone through lots and lots of different types of guitars. But since 2011 I have had the honor of making my own signature model for Ibanez (Sweden and Denmark market) which I call “BEARD BENDER”. Since I play heavy rock and progressive blues with Kamchatka and old school funk with King Hobo plus a lot of Swedish folk music on the side, I have for many years longed for a guitar that could work in all those different fields. After receiving a fine award for my work on the guitar from the royal music society in Sweden, plus Kamchatka’s success, Ibanez in Scandinavia asked me if I would be interested in making a guitar with them. I said yes and by the fall of 2011 it arrived, the “BEARD BENDER” a semi-hollowed body, neck piece running through, Humbucker (Ibanez Super 58) bridge position and a Ibanez type p90 Neck position. This guitar fits me perfect, it can sound like an old Gibson SG at the same time as a Fenders 70s Strat, so now I don’t have to switch guitars anymore :)”

– Thomas ‘Juneor’ Andersson Rigged

Tech Specs – AMF73BB-TF

Neck: Artcore Mahogany set-in neck
Body: Maple top/back/sides
Fret: Medium frets
Bridge: ART-1 bridge
Neck pu: HS1 Humbucker sized single coil
Bridge pu: Super 58 Custom (H)
Hardware color: Chrome
Neck Dimension: Scale 628mm/24.75
a : Width at Nut 43mm
b : Width at Last Fret 57mm
c: Thickness at 1st 20mm
d : Thickness at 12th 22mm
Radius 305mmR

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