Jon Gomm, a singer-songwriter from the UK with incredibly virtuosic guitar ability, wrote his first song at the age of six and has never looked back. After taking the world by storm with his performance video of his song ‘Passionflower’, which went viral in 2012 and catapulted Jon to the forefront of the acoustic fingerstyle movement, Jon has toured the world and has cultivated a dedicated and supportive fanbase.
Jon’s guitar playing style is highly technical, unique and, most importantly, incredibly musical, acting as the perfect accompaniment for his soulful and melodic vocal delivery. When listening to Jon’s music, it is hard to believe that all of the sounds are being created by only Jon and his guitar.
Jon is able to create the sound of a full band in real time with his guitar, which provides the perfect soundscapes for his songs. Together with Ibanez, Jon has designed the perfect guitar for him, and is very excited to make it available to everyone.
Platinum is inherently rare, objectively valuable, and unequivocally striking in appearance. These qualities are sought after in many things, including the world of luthiery and instrument building. To this end, we strived to create something entirely new, a series of instruments imbued with old-world, hand-built, and rarified qualities.
This is a line of acoustic guitars unlike any we’ve produced before; The Ibanez Platinum collection. Utilizing the highest-quality woods and crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, these instruments represent the highest pinnacle of design and tone for Ibanez Acoustic Guitars.
5pc African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
The African Mahogany and Pau Ferro 5pc neck has enhanced durability.
Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response and effortless articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce top
Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce Top delivers a vintage dry sound.
Solid Pau Ferro back and sides
Solid Pau Ferro back and sides provide a sensitive tone and good clarity along with an enormous frequency range that offers wave after wave of shimmering highs, tight mids and a full-bodied low end.
Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup, Tap pickup
The combination of Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup and Tap pickup offers a warmer, more natural acoustic tone with clarity of sounds.
PowerTap Earth Blend
Blending the Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup with Tap pickup, Fishman PowerTap Earth Blend system allows the guitar to capture the string vibration through the whole body and neck, which provides a rich acoustic tone and a dynamic percussive sound from the body and neck.
Macassar Ebony top loading bridge
For a better percussive sound, the Macassar Ebony bridge features a top loading system without a bridgepin. It also offers a fast and easy method for string changes.
Fiberglass case included
The Ibanez fiberglass case offers extreme protection for your instrument.
Asymmetric jumbo body
Developed for modern fingerstyle players, the asymmetric jumbo body features a low-end focused sound and tapping friendly shape
Thermo Aged™ Spruce Modified X-M Bracing
With several years spent on research and development, Ibanez developed their new X-M bracing design. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing, features strategically positioned tone and finger braces, which transmit string vibration more efficiently through the bridge, to the body, greatly enhancing the quality and projection of the sound. This modified X-M Bracing design creates a highly responsive sound with a wide dynamic range, but it also emphasizes a focused low-end, which perfectly complements modern fingerstyle playing. The bracing also under goes a Thermo-Aging process, making it lighter while adding structural stability for improved resonance.
Dual Outputs (Magnetic pickup/Contact pickup/Microphone outputs)
Plugged into the endpin jack only: Magnetic pickup + Contact pickup + Microphone with mixed output
Plugged into both the endpin jack and the mono flush mount endpin jack: Magnetic pickup, Contact pickup and Microphone running independently. (a TRS to TRS cable or a TRS to stereo ”Y” cable should be used). Endpin Jack = Magnetic pickup, Microphone output, Mono flush mount endpin jack = Contact pickup output
25 3/4 inch scale
A 25 3/4 inch scale helps to maintain proper tension and pitch even while down tuning, a technique modern finger players often utilize. This scale-length also delivers improved sustain.
- Colour Filter: Black Satin Top, Natural High Gloss Back and Sides
- Origin: CHINA
- Brand Series: JGM Platinum Collection
- Strings: 6 Strings
- Acoustic Preamp: Fishman® PowerTap Earth Blend preamp
- Pickups: Fishman® Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole, Tap
- Controls: Mic/Magnetic blend control, Microphone bass extension/roll-off switch, Tap pickup Blend control
- Scale: 655 mm
- Fretboard: Macassar Ebony fretboard, Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
- Inlay: Luminlay side dots
- Top: Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body, Back and Sides: Solid Pau Ferro back and sides
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane(Top), Gloss Polyurethane(Back and Sides)
- Acoustic Soundhold, Binding and Bracing: Specially Designed Wooden, Macassar Ebony body binding with rounded body edge, Thermo Aged™ Spruce Modified X-M Bracing
- Tuning (Top to Bottom): 1D,2A,3G,4D,5G,6C
- Case inclusion / Recommendation: Fiberglass case included. Recommended bag: IAB724-BK.
- Other Items Included: Hex wrench, Bridge pin, Saddle