Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The Netherlands
Re: ESP today is what Jackson was yesterday...
I suppose the difference between Ibanez and brands like ESP/Jackson is that Ibanez has a very well-balanced product lineup, where the others pretty much only cater to metalheads/shredders.
Ibanez has the typical Jem, RG, S, and all that... but they also have the SA, the Artist, and a great collection of archtops and acoustics for example.
However, Dean and ESP seem to be the hottest 'metal' guitars at the moment, both Ibanez and Jackson probably lose a lot of sales to them now.
Here in Holland, Bo-El is quite popular aswell. I know quite a few former Ibanez players that play Bo-El now. I don't know if Bo-El is actually sold outside of Holland though.