Founded in Japan in 1957, Ibanez have remained a titan of the guitar world for the last 60 years. Their artist roster includes Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Paul Gilbert, legendary vocalist and guitarist George Benson, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Stanley of KISS, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, KoRn and countless other world-class artists.
As a company, they are deeply woven into the fabric of modern rock and metal music, pioneering the production of 7-string, 8-string and 9-string guitars. Yet what’s so surprising about Ibanez, a brand so beloved by rock players, is their innate ability and unparalleled success to span different genres within their product range.
Ibanez guitars are as highly regarded in the jazz world, boasting signature models with the likes of John Scofield and Pat Metheny, as they are in progressive metal- engineering entirely new designs alongside the likes of Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders.
What’s even more astounding, is Ibanez's ability to continually innovate and cross-breed their product lines to create guitars that knock it out of the park every time, at every price point, with unparalleled playability and killer looks.
Here at RAD, we love the grizzled, road-dog vibe of Ibanez’s Artcore Vintage model every bit as much as the sleek, stealth bomber that is the RG721 Premium.
In short, Ibanez just manage to do everything exceptionally well and always at an incredible price point.