The Ibanez series was introduced in 2008. It featured a simple Tele-like body shape and was designed to be played by guitarists of various music styles. All guitars of the FR series have a bolt-on thin Wizard neck with 24 frets and the Calm Crusher pickups. These pickups were exclusively designed for this series to bring more punch to the midgrane tones. All FR guitars also have the Tight End bridge which is firmly locked on the base plate provides maximum string vibration and good playability. This bridge was later used on several other Ibanez series like JEM and RG, but the FR series was the first one to have this bridge on board.