Ibanez is the guitar, bass, amplifiers, and effects manufacturing arm of Hoshino Gakki owned by the Hoshino family of Japan. The Hoshino family and the Ash family have had a long relationship even before Hoshino first began bringing Ibanez Guitars and Tama Drums into the U.S. In the very early days, Hoshino made proprietary instruments under several brand names for Sam Ash Music. In fact, under the direction of Mr. Yoshihiro (Joe) Hoshino, Hoshino Gakki helped with the development and manufacturing of many electronic products for Sam Ash companies. The Ashes and the Hoshinos have remained friends as well as business associates over many years.
Ibanez offers one of the most complete lines for guitarists, including acoustic and electric guitars, Ibanez RG Series Electric Guitars, Hollow Body Electric Guitars, and Ibanez Artist and Signature Guitars.
Ibanez Solid Body Electric GuitarsNo one offers a broader selection of electric guitars than Ibanez. As one of the first manufacturers of 7- and 8-string guitars, Ibanez has always prided itself on satisfying the needs of every guitar player. Here are just a few of the brand’s highlights:
— Premium Models
Top choices among Ibanez electric guitars include the Iconic Steve Vai JEM, Joe Satriani, and Mick Thomson signature electrics, the S series Prestige and Premium models available in traditional 6-string versions as well as 7- and 8-string versions.
— RG Series
The Ibanez RG Series is the company’s most recognizable electric guitar. The distinctive RG body style lets the player attack the highest frets with ease and has a comfortable design that lets you play for hours without fatigue.
Ibanez has found this body type to be so successful, it produces RG series guitars from value price beginner models all the way to the finest professional Prestige Series instruments. Available with a wide variety of tonewoods, electronics and other appointments, including fixed bridge or tremolo models, the RG Series sets the standard for Ibanez enthusiasts.
Ibanez Hollow Body Electrics
If you’re looking for the jazzy sound of a hollow body electric guitar, Ibanez has a wide selection waiting for you. Ibanez, which brings you the fine George Benson signature jazz boxes, has what you want in your price range, whether you play a jazz box as your main axe or just want one as a second (or third) guitar.
Ibanez Acoustic Guitars
Ibanez acoustic guitars are known for great sound and construction fairly priced. Higher end models include Joe Satriani and Steve Vai signature acoustics. More modestly priced models include the Ibanez Artwood Series acoustic-electric guitars. Quality tonewoods and construction highlight models including 12-string and nylon-stringed classical guitars.