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Ibanez Iceman Cracked Mirror


An Iceman electric guitar, customised with a ‘cracked-mirror’ effect, from the Japanese company Ibanez. This guitar belonged to Paul Stanley, who is the rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the American rock group Kiss. He played this guitar on stage about 1979-80. When hit with a spotlight, rays of light would glance off the guitar’s body at different angles, creating a mirror ball effect.

It was customised to Stanley’s design by Jeff Hasselberger, an employee of the American distribution arm of Ibanez. As Hasselberger recounts it, this guitar was designed to ‘damage some corneas as well as some eardrums’.