Ibanez are about performance, designing hardware, fast necks and using precision engineering to bring it all together. Since they introduced the RG series in the 80's their mission has been clear. To make the best damn guitars that please the most demanding players. A top choice for hard rock guitarists like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Herman Li, many of them adopting the 7 string models that Ibanez helped popularise. Jazz guitarists such as Pat Metheny and George Benson love them too, particularly the semi-acoustic ranges.
Jazz guitarists can find the Ibanez Artcore series is particularly suited to them. The Artcore series are hollow bodied and the perfect instrument for players of any skill level that is into the jazzier genre. With their solid build and great sustain, they have a reputation for being extremely reliable and holding their tune for long periods of time.
Ibanez are most renowned for their metal guitars. The Iron Label models as well as the signature models are world famous shredding tools used by a large majority of famous musicians. They provide intense face-blasting tone and heaps of sustain as well as a neck and fretboard build for fast playing. The Ibanez Iron Label series are based on the RG and S series and these guitars contain a multiple of different styles of guitar. Fancy a 7 or even an 8-string guitar? The Iron Label series can provide both of these, as well as having a built in on-board kill switch, meaning you can do manual external effects without having the need to use an effects pedal.
2017 saw Ibanez releasing the RG6PCM premium series, featuring extremely high quality equipment and designed to inspire. Featuring state of the art DiMarzio pickups and Edge-Zero II hardware giving the series unrivalled stability, precision and comfort. The Ibanez RG6PCM have been carefully crafted from Wenge, Bubinga, Maple and Purple Heart giving the series a combination of excellent depth, warmth and rich tonal versatility, giving you the ability to shape the tone of the guitar to any way you see fit whilst playing.
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.
Ibanez acoustics represent great value for money too. Fitted with electronics to for use on stage but with a mellow tone that suits recording as well. From the jazzy Artcore series to the solo shredding metal Iron Labels, Ibanez guitars are suited to all sorts of genres and play styles.