IBANEZ GUITARS AUSTRALIA
The guitar of choice for guitar gods like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Josh Smith, Paul Stanley and many others like Noodles from The Offspring. Ibanez is a Japanese company with deep roots in quality - and if you listen to any interview by Steve Vai or Satriani, Ibanez also listen very closely to their customers and artists.
Ibanez as we know it today began when the Hoshino Gakki company started importing Salvador Ibáñez guitars from Spain in the 1920's - hence the Spanish sounding name! When Ibáñez went out of business, Hoshino Gakki took the "Ibanez" brand and began manufacturing guitars themselves. Original famous for their remarkable quality copies (much sort after now), the modern Ibanez brand began by copying manufacturers like Gibson and Fender and offering them at more access price range.
For many Aussie guitarists, including people in the Coleman's Music Melbourne team, Ibanez guitars from the 70's were actually better than the big brands they copied! In the late 70's Ibanez began their own guitar designs, like the double-cut Ibanez Artists (Ar300 for example) - and they also began partnering with well-known guitarists like George Benson, producing several iconic models. This made Ibanez famous for their innovation and quality.
IBANEZ ELECTRIC GUITAR
Today Ibanez produce a huge range of stunning electric guitars and acoustic guitars, along with manufacture a range of brands and array of guitars in their plants. Ibanez guitars in Australia today include 7 and 8-string electric guitar, Bass Guitar, Active bass guitar, Hollow body jazz guitar, Ibanez Electric Guitar Semi Hollow - and a bunch of signature model that include custom pickups, tonewoods, finished and iconic signature models like the Ibanez Jem that is it's very own style guitar.
The beauty of Ibanez is that they offer a great mix of expensive models and affordable models, with the Ibanez signature and Prestige models generally being the top line - and the Ibanez gio, Ibanez RX and Ibanez RG models generally being the most affordable models - and making up the bulk of sales in Australia.
What we also love, is the wide choice of finishes including different fretboards, like maple fretboards that many manufacturer offers in the line-up. Hats off to Ibanez for manufacturing an awesome guitar for pretty much every genre and style! This is what makes them one of the most innovative guitar brands and an innovative guitar company for so many levels of guitar players!
IBANEZ ACOUSTIC GUITARS, BASS & PEDALS
Although they fly a little under the radar, Ibanez acoustic guitars and pedals are stunning instruments for the price. You probably know the famous IBANEZ TS808 Tube Screamer & IBANEZ TS9 Tube Screamer Pedal - but Ibanez also make a wide range of other pedals including the IBANEZ FLMINI Flanger Pedal IBANEZ ADMINI Analog Delay - IBANEZ TRMINI Tremolo Pedal - IBANEZ FZMINI Fuzz Effects and more, all with their own stunning colours that make for a beautiful pedal board!
If you are looking for Ibanez gear, just get in touch with Coleman's Melbourne CBD, Lynbrook or online with our awesome new website store - and see why we get amazing 5-star reviews from guitarists and musicians all over Australia!