Ibanez Electric Guitars
Bringing the solid-body electric guitar into the 21st century, Ibanez electric guitars combine advanced technology and high-quality luthiery. You will discover some of the finest rock and metal guitars currently available in this impressive collection and so it should come as no surprise that leading musicians including Steve Vai & Joe Satriani choose to play them.
The now legendary RG series is the perfect choice for fans of heavier music! Munky (Korn), Mick Thomson (Slipknot), and Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth) know what they are talking about and play these instruments! Instantly recognisable and incredibly distinctive, this series delivers high-performance guitars renowned for speed and strength. We are delighted to feature the Ibanez RG series at Bonners Music.
Better still, the Ibanez GIO Series brings you affordable versions of your favourite Ibanez shapes and so we showcase these instruments too together with signature Stev Vai JEM models, left handed guitars and bass guitars.
The Ibanez story is an interesting one. Founded in Japan in 1908, the company began by importing high-end classical guitars made by renowned Spanish luthier Salvador Ibáñez. In the 1930s the business switched to making guitars and adopted the Ibanez name. Their first guitars were far from noteworthy but in the 1960s Ibanez changed tack, stopped producing cheap original instruments and turned to building high-quality replicas of Fenders, Gibsons and other sought-after brands. Guitar enthusiasts were attracted to the high-quality yet reasonably priced instruments. The company then reintroduced original designs but this time they were of superior quality and high-profile players began to choose them. The popularity of the original designs enabled Ibanez to abandon the production of copies and to focus on their impressive original guitars exclusively.