Rare Electric Guitar
The Ibanez RBM2NT, also known as the RBM2, is an RBM series guitar model introduced in 1991. It is a signature model of Reb Beach. The Ibanez Voyager is without doubt the guitar that Reb is most associated with, particularly in the early years of his career. Designed by Reb "on the back of a napkin on a plane flight when I'd had quite a bit to drink!" the guitar's design echoes design features of some of Reb's favourite guitars of the time, in particular the Steinberger GM model with its rear cutout.
Reb worked closely with Mace Bailey from the Ibanez Custom Shop to select exotic woods for the guitar that not only looked great but also had fantastic tonal qualities. Hawaiian Koa was used for the Voyager's top, coupled with more traditional mahogany for the body's back. A 1 piece Bolivian Rosewood (also known as Pau Ferro) neck and fingerboard was used as this wood is known for its tight grain pattern and strength under stress. Reb has commented many times that Pau Ferro helps to keep his guitars in tune through changes of temperature while touring. The Voyager featured the original Floyd Rose double locking tremelo system employed on all Reb's guitars, with a rout behind the bridge to facilitate his trademark pull-ups on the bar. In addition, EMG active pickups were used - an 85 in the bridge position and 2 single coil SA's.
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