Looking for the perfect guitar? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s my pick of top 5 best Ibanez guitars to date:
5. Ibanez RG655
The RG655 is one of the most recognizable Ibanez guitars of the RG series, first introduced in 2014. It is a part of the Prestige line and is built primarily for precision, performance, and playability. It features Ibanez’s esteemed Edge double-locking tremolo system that keeps the players in tune at all times.
The body is basswood, making it light, yet it feels robust and durable. It sounds amazing with any array of amps but is also very powerful with clean tones.
4. Ibanez JPM P3
The JPM P3 of Ibanez JPM guitars was first introduced in 1995 and produced until 1999. It is most known for being the signature model of the acclaimed guitarist John Petrucci. It features dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups and a double locking tremolo bridge. It is especially attractive due to the colorful custom graphics and their variations. The body is basswood, and the fingerboard is rosewood, making it an impressive package.
3. Ibanez S770P
The S770P is part of Ibanez’s S Series, produced from 2010. Featuring a Wizard III neck, Ibanez pickups, and double-locking tremolo bridge, it is easy to see why this is one of the most popular models. The body is mahogany with a Poplar Burl top, making it light, while it remains robust and strong. It also has a two-octave 24-fret fretboard which allows a full tonal range. All things considered, it’s a superb instrument.
2. Ibanez DT520
If you’re into vintage guitars with an outlandish shape to them, the DT520 model is right for you. It was first introduced in 2013 as a part of the Ibanez’s X Series. It features a mahogany body and set-in mahogany neck with dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge.
Used by Eddie Van Halen, it is pretty well-balanced for different playing styles. It does an outstanding job conveying jazz and blues tunes, in addition to metal sounds, and having two volume knobs comes in useful. If you want to feel like a rock star, this model is a top choice.
1. Ibanez JEM7V
The JEM7V is an Ibanez JEM Series model introduced in 1993. It is famous for being the signature model of guitarist Steve Vai. It has DiMarzio pickups, a double-locking tremolo, and an alder body. It’s a powerful and robust design. It’s a part of the Ibanez’s upscale Prestige line.
The 5-piece neck is smooth and allows for easy riffing. Vai’s signature Monkey Grip, visible on the bass-side body wing, is what makes it stand out, as it gives it a visually breath-taking appearance. No matter which component you’re looking at, the JEM7V is a dream come true. When you take a step back and look (better yet: listen) to the whole package, it becomes clear why it is one of the most acclaimed models of all time.
I hope this list will be useful when you’re picking out your new guitar! Do you agree with my choices? What are your favorite Ibanez guitars? These guitars do well when teamed up with an awesome guitar app. Please leave a comment below and let’s figure it out.