The new Ibanez 2019 guitars and basses are now available to order from PMT – here’s 8 of the standout models you really need to see!
We always get really excited when Ibanez release a new range of guitars as the brand never fails to disappoint and the Ibanez 2019 series of guitars and basses is certainly one of their most memorable releases to date. We’ve picked 8 of the coolest and most interesting models we think deserve your attention.
1. Ibanez GRG7221QA 7-String Guitar Transparent Black Sunburst
First up we have the Ibanez GRG7221QA 7-String Guitar in Transparent Black Sunburst. This 7 string monster of a guitar from the Ibanez 2019 range has been designed for the heavy metal fans out there who want a superb quality guitar without having to spend a fortune. It’s basically a professional level guitar at a beginner price tag.
It’s crafted with an exotic wood fretboard – a treated New Zealand Pine to be exact as well as Poplar body for added snap and articulation and a Quilted Maple Art Grain Top for that menacing finishing touch. There’re also two Infinity R humbucking pickups for tonal variety and the power when you need it.
2. Ibanez ART120QA Electric Guitar, Transparent Black Sunburst
Next, we have another absolute powerhouse of tone that’s not going to break the bank. Previously discontinued many years ago by Ibanez, the Ibanez ART120QA makes a welcome return joining the ranks of the Ibanez 2019 series. This updated ‘QA’ format features a Quilted Maple Art Top, Solid Poplar Body and Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard.
The Classic Elite pickups combined with the Full Tune III bridge and tailpiece, which offer increased resonance, ensures your guitar sings whether you’re playing clean or throwing some serious high gain distortion at the guitar.
3. Ibanez AR325QA Quilted Ash Electric Guitar, Dark Brown Sunburst
The Ibanez AR325QA Quilted Ash Electric Guitar in Dark Brown Sunburst is definitely one of the major highlights from the Ibanez 2019 range. One of the major reasons why we love it so much is thanks to the Tri-Sound switches which give you so much tonal versatility it’s like 6 different guitars in 1.
In addition to your regular pickup selector switch which allows you to isolate or blend the two Super 58 pickups you have the Tri-Sound switch which actually lets you engage the bridge Humbucker so that it’s either parallel connected for that out of phase sound, dropped to a single coil or engaged fully as a humbucker. This is ideal for fans of that Peter Green sound and all manner of musical genres that require different sonic qualities.
Furthermore, an ART-1 bridge offers flawless intonation and the comfortable 3-piece Maple “AR” set in neck with smooth heel allows for easy access to the upper frets. A players guitar for those who demand more from their instrument.
4. Ibanez RG5121 Electric Guitar Dark Tide Blue Flat
Next up we have one of the most beautiful guitars we’ve ever seen from Ibanez and one of the standout models from the Ibanez 2019 selection. The Ibanez Prestige series are “beyond the best” that Ibanez have to offer, representing the combination of modern manufacturing techniques and old-world Japanese craftmanship. If you’re an Ibanez guitar lover, this is the holy grail!
This Ibanez RG5121 Electric Guitar in Dark Tide Blue Flat features contrasting Natural finish on the body sides and back to really stand out. But it’s the Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers that really set this apart as they provide aggressive tone and attack without any of the noise. When partnered with the Voicing switch which allows the pickups to have a modern, active high output sound or crisp and clean fluid sound, you basically have an unstoppable guitar for the modern rock and metal musician. A highlight for sure.
5. Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Macassar Ebony Semi Hollow Guitar
For the Jazz, Blues and Country fans out there the Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Macassar Ebony Semi Hollow Guitar is a hardworking, big sounding guitar ready to help you hit the huge chords and big lead lines. This absolutely stunning model from the Ibanez 2019 series features a unique Macassar Ebony Top, Back and Sides – no two guitars look the same! Although it’s visually pleasing, this exotic tonewood offers a rich, dynamic sound with plenty of bass and high-end snap.
The Super 58 pickups have been included providing a warm, articulate tone – part of the reason the likes of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield choose them on their signature models.
6. Ibanez RGD71AL 7-String Multi-Scale Black Aurora Burst Matte
The 7 string fans out there will adore the Ibanez RGD71AL 7-String Multi-Scale in Black Aurora Burst Matte finish as it offers exceptional playability, intonation and versatility for the performing musician. Ibanez know that first impressions are important which is why they’ve taken so much care in applying the stunning Black Aurora Burst Matte finish to the Nyatoh body to give it an Alien-like finish. A 27”/25.5” multi scale construction offers individual string tension so you get a more “alive” or “open” sound from your guitar. Again, Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups have been installed for tonal versatility and power as well as a Voicing switch active via the push/pull volume knob.
Enjoy flawless intonation thanks to the Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge, tuning accuracy from the Gotoh locking tuners and Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins for comfort and peace of mind when playing.
7. Ibanez Premium AFR-4 Affirma Walnut Body Natural Flat
The Ibanez Affirma gets a re-release in the Ibanez 2019 range and it’s better than ever. This re-imagining of the early-90's boutique "Affirma" bass guitar has been designed by Swiss Luthier Rolf Spuler, the original Affirma designer, capturing the essence of the original bass guitar whilst adding a selection of modern features such as a new Aerosilk MR5 bridge and Bartolini pickup.
The medium size frets on this Ibanez Premium AFR-4 Affirma Walnut Body Natural Flat benefit from Premium Fret Edge Treatment which offer smoother playability and a more enjoyable playing experience overall. The lightweight, streamlined body ensures you can play for hours on end whilst the 3pc Maple neck with two Graphite rods for extra stability make sure there’s plenty of sustain and tone as a result. A great addition to any collection.
8. Ibanez SRMD200 Mezzo Bass Guitar, Candy Apple Matte
The latest instalment from the SR bass series is simply stunning. This Ibanez SRMD200 Mezzo Bass Guitar in Candy Apple Matte features a medium scale neck for easy access and faster playing experience – ideal for younger players, those with smaller frames or simply those who like smaller scale bass guitars.
There’s a Split/Single Coil Dynamix P/J Pickup configuration so you can enjoy a variety of punchy, thunderous tones.
Finally, the Poplar body combined with Maple neck and Maple fretboard give you the snap and articulation to cut through the mix, no matter how low you go.
View the full range of Ibanez 2019 guitars and basses over at PMT online today or call our customer services team on 0151 448 2089 to reserve yours now!