Thursday, 21 January 2016
Ibanez has been a staple of the guitar industry for years. It's a brand that does not shy away from innovation, which always leads to interesting new guitars. This year will be no different, as Ibanez has announced affordable signature models, new Extended Range guitars and much more!
Supported by artists
Many artists use Ibanez guitars, some of which even have their own signature models. It's worth noting that this year sees the release of a few sharply priced guitars that, until now, were only available as top-range models in Japan. For instance, Periphery fans will surely enjoy the Jake Bowen JBM20
guitars. The same goes for fans of Paul Wagonner from Between the Buried and Me, whose versatile PWM10
model now sports a great price-to-quality ratio.
Furthermore, the PS120SP
Paul Stanley (KISS) signature guitar, is now available in a striking Silver Sparkle finish. Punk rocker Noodles from The Offspring has also given his NDM4
a new colour, while Sam Totman's (Dragonforce) signature STM3
is already up to its third generation, looking more than ever like his own workhorse guitar. Finally, the latter's colleague in Dragonforce, Herman Li, has also added two signature guitars to the lineup, in the EGEN8
High-quality metal monsters and Extended Range models
With their slender Wizard necks and powerful humbuckers, Ibanez guitars are quite popular amongst guitarists who like playing fast and heavy music. Especially for those people, the RGA Iron Label has been brought back to life. The RGAIX6FM
and the seven-string RGAIX7FM
offer an incredible sleek look and feel. What's more, there are also two new RGD models available in the Iron Label series. These eyecatchers are instantly recognisable by their naturally finished curves and the birdseye maple fretboard. Moreover, the RGDIX6MRW
has a classy rosewood top while the seven-string RGDIX7MB
features a luxureous Surreal Blue Burst finish. With their 26.5" scale lengths, these Ibanez guitars prove that a real metal guitar doesn't need to be black.
Of course, Ibanez has much more to offer than just the shredders mentioned above. For instance, the AR725
and the AR620
are two richly decorated guitars that are highly versatile. The Talman series is also back in full force. Whether you prefer the TM1702M
or the TM1730M
from the Prestige line, or the more affordable TM302
, you can expect plenty of modern Ibanez technology and a gorgeous traditional sound. Of course, this is just a small selection from the entire new collection. In the related products section below, you can see all the new electric guitars Ibanez
has in store for us in 2016.
Be sure to keep an eye on the relevant product pages for up-to-date information on availability and pricing.
For more NAMM news, check out our NAMM 2016