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2001/121/1 Electric guitar with case, 'Iceman', wood / metal / ebony / mother of pearl / velour fabric, used by Nokturnl, Australia, made by Ibanez, Japan, 1996-1998. Click to enlarge.

‘Iceman’ electric guitar used by NoKTuRNL

Designed by J

This particular guitar was used by Craig T of Australian Indigenous rock band, NoKTuRNL. Based in Alice Springs, NoKTuRNL came to national attention in 1997 and has become one of the most distinctive and exciting Indigenous bands to come on to the Australian music scene in recent years. In 1998 and again in 2000 they were voted as the Band of the Year in the Deadly Sounds Indigenous Music Awards. Since the release of their first CD "Neva Mind" in 2000 on the Festival/Mushroom label Sputnik, they...


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Object Statement

Electric guitar with case, 'Iceman', wood / metal / ebony / mother of pearl / velour fabric, used by Nokturnl, Australia, made by Ibanez, Japan, 1996-1998

Physical Description

Electric guitar, Ibanez Iceman ICJ100WZ, featuring mahogany body of irregular shape in "Galactic Green" finish with white star pattern throughout. Maple neck of 22 frets set into body. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl fret markers set into it. Stylised triangular headstock with six tuning machines, three on each side. Body features a pair of humbucking pickups for the neck and bridge positions respectively, a three-way pickup selection switch and three control knobs for volume and tone. Locking nut and arm are part of a unique Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo unit. Headstock includes plastic truss rod cover that has the name "Ibanez" printed on it.

The case for this instrument is made of black fabric over ply and has sustained extensive damage. The lining of the case is lined with dark velour fabric.



400 mm


120 mm







Ibanez Japan 1996-1998


Originally co-designed by J. (previously known as Jay Noel Yuenger) of White Zombie and Ibanez. The ICJ100WZ is the only Iceman model to use a Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo system. The initial Iceman design was created in 1975 as an attempt to design a distinctive and unique Japanese electric guitar.

The ICJ100WZ was made by Ibanez from 1996 to 1998. The original Iceman models were released in 1975, possibly under the Artist series.



T, Craig




This instrument was used by Craig T of Indigenous rock group NoKTuRNL.


Credit Line

Purchased 2001

Acquisition Date

28 November 2001

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'Iceman' electric guitar used by NoKTuRNL 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2020, <>


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