Without a doubt, your instrument should equal the quality of your effort. At some point the word “boutique” comes to mind: Select-grade materials, neck-thru construction, and top quality components, all in a meticulously crafted instrument. The new Ibanez BTB PREMIUMs Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups provide the clarity of single coil pickups, while the large body gives players a full and aggressive tone. Alike other BTBs it comes with the Mono-Rail bridge that delivers the ultimate in string-to-string isolation. Each string vibrates optimally without being affected by the others. The string spacing of 19mm for 5-strings, and 17mm for 6-strings, offers more freedom on the fret board and comfortable access for finger picking and slapping. The extra-long 35-inch neck scale offers tight, even tension with no flopping on the low end and added sustain on the high strings.