Since 1957 Ibanez has been a prolific manufacturer of guitars, acoustic guitars, basses, effects, and more. With a dizzying amount of products that are tailored to players of all genres and skill levels, Ibanez has positioned itself as a go-to brand for players around the globe.
Over the years, Ibanez has garnered the attention of some amazing guitar players like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Kiko Loureiro, and Nita Strauss. The influence these artists have on guitarists is no small feat and has created a loyal following for Ibanez's catalog of products
Steve Vai JEM
Vai's signature instruments include the Ibanez JEM guitar, which he designed in 1985 with first-of-its-kind features including the floating tremolo and the monkey grip. The JEM is now one of the longest running, most successful signature series guitars in history, and for over a decade its sister model-the RG-is second in worldwide sales only to the Fender Stratocaster. Also for Ibanez, Vai designed "The Universe," the first commercial 7-string electric guitar. This instrument inspired a revolutionary metal subculture that started in the mid '90s.
The Artcore has been featured in the Ibanez line since 2002 and has been a hollow-body favorite for guitarists for over a decade. At Replay Guitar Exchange we admire their workmanship, affordability and versatility, and like guitarists worldwide we've found them ideal for blues, rock, country and jazz. With their set-in neck, the tone and sustain achieved is not what solid-body enthusiasts might expect when they first try one.
From the Ibanez Premium and Prestige lines to the Artcore Hollowbody and beginner models, Ibanez is sure to have a product that fits your budget and style.