In the 70's Ibanez got in a little trouble for making their own versions of the classics. Nothing new in practice, but Ibanez did it right. And drew alot of attention doing it. People who could not afford a Super 400 could afford an Ibanez version of it. And heck, it even played equaly as well and sounded possibly better. The attention drew lawyers.
Ibanez proved to the world that they can make superior instruments equal if not better than the current classics. In the late 80's Ibanez kicked into high gear and started rewriting the book of the electric guitars. Almost all these late 80's models are collector guitars now. And they aren't even that old yet. The current market value of these items are on the rise across all the model horizon.
I wanna say "Thank you Ibanez"
Regardless of what sound or style i feel like having, an ibanez fits the pocket. I prefer the necks over any Gibson or Fender. They feel comfortable and reassuring. An well setup Ibanez guitar will not make you feel restricted. A Top end model will inspire imagination from its nearly effortless easy to play. I own 9 guitars currently. 8 of those are Ibanez. Thats a testiment in itself. I play all my guitars. If it don't cut it, I sell it/trade it. I have beginners always ask me,"whats a good guitar thats cheap?" I say, buy an Ibanez and let me set it up for you. In the scope of guitars that cost less than $500 new, Ibanez also rules. Sure, its not a jem or a js
. But that rg170 is better than anything else on the market for that price. Once its setup, it will play better, be faster, and serve better than your cheapo anything else.
Long Live Ibanez,