In the guitar world, certain companies are always setting the bar for others to reach, and Ibanez is definitely one of those heavy hitters. One of the great things about Ibanez is that they don't discriminate when it comes to style and taste. For proof, all you have to do is look at this catalog and you'll notice that Ibanez electric guitars come in a variety of styles and shapes. Whether you're a technical metal shredder, a down-strumming punk rocker or an intricate jazz player, Ibanez has something for everyone.
If you're new to the guitar-buying game, it's important to ask yourself some questions before making any definite choices. For example, what kind of music do you plan on playing? Do you have any favorite musical artists who have a sound that you'd like to replicate? Asking yourself these kinds of things will make it easier to narrow down your options and find something that you can enjoy for countless years to come.
Speaking of favorite artists, Ibanez has many signature model electrics from famous players, including Joe Satriani, Paul Stanley and Steve Vai. For fans of The Offspring, check out the NDM3 Noodles Signature Electric Guitar. This model has been made in collaboration with Noodles himself, and contains a 3-piece maple neck on a basswood body, jumbo frets, a fixed bridge and a 3-way switching system. All this, along with a Std.-SS1 neck and Std.SS2 bridge pickup, makes this guitar essential for any fan of the classic '90s So-Cal punk rock sound.
Ibanez also specializes in an impressive range of semi-hollowbodies, and the Artcore AS93 is perfect for those who are after a great jazz blues sound. Featuring a 3-piece neck for additional stability and strength along with gorgeous abalone inlays, this guitar plays as incredible as it looks. Plus, the medium output Artcore pickups produce clear tones and work very well with effects pedals. Ibanez has over four decades of experience in making full and semi-acoustics, so you can bet that the Artcore AS93 boasts a high level of quality.
And to say that your choices go well beyond those two guitars would be an understatement. From 7- and 8-string extended models to baritone electrics and a seemingly endless range of solid bodies, these guitars are built by experts of their trade, and their passion and professionalism is obvious in every option within this section.