Throughout the 1980s, Ibanez ruled the heavy metal market when it came to shred machines - so when you consider that their Prestige series of electric guitars and basses are built for today's most discerning headbangers, you better believe you're in for a treat. These instruments are designed with three principles in mind: precision, performance and playability. With their solid tone, high-quality electronics and easy-playing necks, an Ibanez Prestige guitar or bass could very well be the greatest axe you've ever strapped on.
To kick things off, let's take a look at a couple of the different guitars available in the Prestige lineup. For all you six-string slingers, go with the Prestige S Series 6-String Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar. This guitar has 24 frets with a 5-piece Super Wizard fast neck, precision locking tuners, and a lower-profile designed Gibraltar Standard Bridge. Equipped with a V7 humbucker at the neck and a V8 humbucker at the bridge, the S5521Q is sharp, versatile and red hot. Another powerhouse is the Prestige RGD2127FX 7-String Electric Guitar. The ultimate metal machine, this model has a fixed bridge and a neck that's extended to a 26.5" scale to handle your down tuning demands.
As you've probably guessed, Prestige basses are held to the same high standards as their guitars, and the SR5000 4-String Electric Bass Guitar will satisfy any long-haired groover. Boasting a Mono-Rail V bridge system, a 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga Atlas -4 HP neck with KTS TITANIUM rod and loaded with two Bartolini custom pickups, this bass delivers exceptional punch and projection. In fact, the same can be said for the Prestige SR5005 5-String Electric Bass. Like the model above, the SR5005 has everything a pro needs to deliver the show of a lifetime, and the addition of a 5th string is ideal for those moments when you're feeling more adventurous.
Whatever you choose from the Prestige line, you can take comfort in knowing that you've went with a series that's preferred by many of today's most respected musicians. Simply put, Ibanez Prestige guitars and basses are the pinnacle of Japanese luthiery, and arming yourself with one of these models is a sure-fire way to bring your performance to an even greater level.