Polyphia is a primarily instrumental progressive rock band based in Plano, Texas. By weaving technical and virtuosic guitar instrumentations together with hip-hop, jazz and R&B-influenced production and grooves, Polyphia has created a truly unique and original sound.
Ibanez has worked closely with Tim Henson, one half of the dynamic guitar duo of Polyphia, for many years, and together have developed a signature model, the TOD. The guitar is highly inspired by the Ibanez AZ model, and it also features some of Tim’s personal touches to make it perfectly designed for his versatile playing style.
The TOD’s most striking aesthetic feature may be the fretboard inlay design, which Tim has dubbed as the “Tree of Death”. The name and the design are both nods to the iconic Ibanez “Tree of Life” inlay design, but with a twist.
”Designed to Inspire”, all Ibanez Premium series are manufactured with select tone woods, high-profile electronics, hardware and dedicated skills of craftsmanship and care in details for your musical journey. The richness of sound, stunning appearance and unrivalled playability of the Ibanez Premium series will open the gate of your reservoir of inspiration.
Oval C Roasted Maple neck
The Roasted Maple neck is heat-treated to increase stability, durability, moisture resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The Graphite reinforcement rods provides massive sustain and excellent stability.
Ebony produces tight lows and mid range with a strong attack in the high end and features a quick response and rich sustain.
American Basswood body
The American Basswood body delivers a natural and flat tone.
Fishman Fluence Tim Henson Signature Series pickups
Tim's signature Fishman Fluence pickups span the entire range of aggressive lead and rhythm tones to the cleanest of clean single coil combinations, even touching on sounds Tim was previously only able to produce with his acoustic guitars.
Neck Pickup Voice 1: Thick and smooth neck humbucker / Voice 2: Hyper-clean, nylon string surrogate/ Voice 3: Tim's fluid neck single coil
Bridge Pickup Voice 1: Based on Fishman's hot-rodded Classic voice, the quintessential lead tone of generation / Voice 2: Combination of Tim's favorite bridge humbuckers / Voice 3: Tim's ideal single coil combination tone when used in conjunction with neck coil
Gotoh T1502 tremolo
The T1502 tremolo bridge features steel saddles and a die-cast zinc tremolo block for a quick response and improved articulation. The 10.5mm string spacing allows for easy picking across strings and its snap-in construction makes it easy to load a tremolo arm.
Fishman Fluence Voicing switch on tone control (push/pull) for Tim Henson Signature Series pickups
The Voicing switch allows the pickups to switch between three musically complimentary voices.
- Body Wood: American Basswood
- Finish: Classic Silver, Gloss
- Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
- Neck Shape: AZ Oval C
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Radius: 12"
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlays: Tree of Death
- Frets: 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.653"
- Nut: Graph Tech TUSQ
- Bridge: Gotoh T1502 Tremolo
- Tuners: Gotoh MG-T Locking Tuners
- Hardware Color: Chrome
- Pickups: Fishman Fluence Tim Henson Signature Humbuckers
- Controls: Volume, Tone (Push-Pull Voice Selection), 5-Way Switch
- Strings: D'Addario EXL110 .010-.046
- Case: Gig Bag