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Ibanez Apex2 7-String Guitar


The Ibanez Apex series is a signature series of seven-string guitars created by Korn's guitarist Munky. They were the official replacement of the Ibanez K7's, and only links to James Shaffer after Brian Welch left the band. As of 2010 the tremolo of the guitar changed to a Lo Pro 7 with a U-bar. In 2011 the Apex100 replaced the Apex1.

The Apex 2 has a Green Shadow Flat finish. They come factory tuned to KoRn's signature tuning: A, D, G, C, F, A, D (low to high). The Apex 2 has a DiMarzio® Paf 7™ (H) neck and bridge pickup.

The Apex 2 is basically a lower end guitar but with a different finish, neck, and recessed TOM bridge.

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Neck type:
  • 5pc APEX2 Maple/Walnut neck
  • Mahogany
  • Green Shadow Flat (GSF)
  • Jumbo frets
  • Tone Pros 7 bridge
Neck pick-up:
  • DiMarzio Paf 7
Bridge pick-up:
  • DiMarzio Paf 7
Hardware color:
  • Powdered Cosmo Black
Neck Dimension
  • 648mm
Width at Nut:
  • 48mm
Width at Last Fret:
  • 68mm
Thickness at 1st:
  • 19mm
Thickness at 12th:
  • 21mm
  • 305mmR
Factory tuning:
  • 1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D, 7A
String gauge:
  • .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.054


Well, I really am elated with this guitar. I have been playing since the '70s and my first electric guitar was an Ibanez. The Les Paul 'law suit' model. I just gave that one away a few years ago to my cousin. Oddly enough this is my second Ibanez in 30+ years and I have no idea why. I know for a long time it was because you couldn't find an Ibanez without a locking tremolo on it anywhere. That's not my gig, so I guess I just stopped looking. I'll tell you what, if they have more guitars like this, even with the assembly issues, I will be purchasing more. I have a feeling that this is one of those rare finds though. I could be wrong. I have made many wrong gear purchases over the last 3 decades. This certainly isn't one of them. This guitar didn't get chosen because Munky plays one, or someone I know has one or I wanted to jump on the 7 string band wagon, albeit a decade late. This guitar chose me. Those are usually the ones that work out.

Review from Ultimate Guitar


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