With a bigger than life stage show and some great rock anthems, KISS clawed their way to the top of the charts during the 70’s to become one of the biggest acts in the history of Rock n’ Roll. In 1976, the band’s frontman, Paul Stanley, was approached by Ibanez to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the iconic instrument he would forever be associated with. In 1977, when Paul and Ibanez sat down to create his signature guitar, it was to be a totally unique design, but while perusing through the Ibanez catalog, one guitar in particular caught the frontman’s eye: The Artist 2663.
Later to be known as the “Iceman”, the Artist wasn’t exactly a popular model at the time, but Stanley was intrigued by its asymmetrical shape and unusual body style and decided this would be the template for his signature instrument - The PS.
- Maple neck
The Maple neck provides stability and bright tonal character.
- Purpleheart fretboard
The Purpleheart fretboard emphasizes the beauty and the rich tonal character of this bass.
- Medium frets
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
- Poplar body
Poplar used as body wood delivers a well-balanced tone with incredible thickness.
- Infinity R H-H pickups
Ibanez Infinity pickups deliver an accurate and tight sound with excellent dynamics. Even under heavy settings, they do not lose tonal clarity.
- Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low- positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
- Quik Change III tailpiece
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
- Gig bag included
It comes with Ibanez gig bag which is designed specifically to fit and protect this instrument.