Ibanez are all about performance, designing their own hardware, super fast necks and using precision engineering to bring it all together. Since they first introduced the RG series in the 80's their mission has been clear, make the best damn guitars that satisfy the most demanding players. This has made them a top choice for hard rock and metal guitarists like Steve Vai, with many of them adopting the 7 and 8 string models that Ibanez have helped popularise. Many Jazz guitarists have adopted them too, particularly the semi-acoustic ranges.
Ultimately if it's good enough for musicians pushing at the boundaries of their technical ability, then it should be good enough for us mere mortals right? Thankfully Ibanez are also pretty good at keeping things affordable, with even Premium models cheap enough for the committed guitarist. There's no frivolous aged bodies or vintage recreations here, every penny spent on an Ibanez goes towards making it the best guitar it can be.
Their acoustics represent great value for money too, largely fitted with electronics to be used on stage but with a mellow tone that suits recording as well.