Dean Batio’s “Speed of Light” guitar has been in the works for years. It features, among other things, a neck-through construction and a scalloped fretboard (which is made possible through his specialized BIO-CUT process). The guitar also uses EMG pickups and an active EQ section.
When asked why he chose to go with a 25.5″ scale length, Michael said: “I like the tension of this scale; it helps give me more control and allows me to be aggressive and precise.”
And what about tonewoods? He went with: Alder body Rosewood finger Ebony fretboard Maple neck Through-body construction
Ibanez guitars are well known for their thin necks and fast, shreddable playing feel. Michael Batio’s “Speed of Light” guitar takes this one step further by using a maple neck with an ebony fretboard. This gives the guitar a snappy, bright tone that’s perfect for shredding. The alder body helps to produce lows and mids that are punchy and articulate. And the scalloped fretboard allows you to reach those high notes with ease.
The EMG pickups and active EQ section help to give the guitar a wide range of tones that can be tailored to your own playing style. Whether you’re playing metal, blues, or jazz, this guitar can handle it all.
So, is the “Speed of Light” guitar right for you?
If you’re looking for a fast, shreddable guitar that can handle any style of music, then the “Speed of Light” is definitely worth checking out. It’s perfect for players who want a guitar that they can take on stage and rock out with. Thanks for reading!