Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders)
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Cameron Liddell (Asking Alexandria)
Noodles (The Offspring)
Meet Ibanez's new made-for-metal guitar series, Iron Label. Built on the "chassis" of our famous RG and S-Series models, we modded and tweaked with nothing but metal in mind. We took our legendary super-thin, ultra-playable Wizard neck, and upped the ante to Nitro Wizard—fast and comfortable with added road-tested durability. Whether it's a 6, 7 or 8-string, every Iron Label axe is matched perfectly with American-made EMG® or DiMarzio® pickups. Purposefully Spartan, you won't find a feature here that doesn't contribute directly to rattling bones or waking the dead.
Hollow Body Guitars
The parallel histories of Jazz music and hollow-body electric guitars have been manifested in the Artstar. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with bone nut, ebony fretboard, Ibanez's signature Super 58 custom pickups, and smokey flamed maple tops. The critical eye will appreciate the details like the smoothness of the fret board and a skilled crimping technique generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar is a pure jazz-box that embodies the continual innovation that is Jazz.
For a decade now, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body segment with wide range of designs—with everything from rockin' hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. The new Expressionist line begins yet another chapter in the Artcore story.
The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58 custom pickups— the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models. A jazz favorite, yes, but as funk guitarist Eric Krasno has been proving, the Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warm, balanced articulation, and excellent response characterize the Super 58 custom.
Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy)
Mike D'Antonio (Killswtich Engage)