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What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
I thought I’d tell you about one of my newest acquisitions- my Ibanez LACS guitar.

How did you come across this particular item?
I’ve been an Ibanez artist nine years now, and last year they approached me about designing my dream guitar in their Los Angeles custom shop. I jumped at the chance, and that’s the main guitar I use on stage now.

What is it that you like about it so much?
It’s pretty amazing to actually have a guitar built to my exact specifications right from the get go. It has Dimarzio Gravity Storm pickups, with cosmo black hardware and a transparent black quilted maple top. Everything from the neck shape, to the pickups, to the inlays is exactly how I always imagined it would be.

How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?
The guitar really feels like an extension of my hands, so it’s incredibly easy to write with. The combination of the neck through construction and mahogany body just sings for days. I love playing this guitar.

Tell us a little about what you have coming up?
I’m currently on a clinic tour for Marshall Amplification, and after this I’ll head back out on the road with Alice Cooper for the rest of 2017. Lots of touring coming up, including Australia and New Zealand towards the end of the year. Can’t wait to come back there.



Nita Strauss will be on tour with Alice Cooper throughout Australia in October through TEG Live.