New Ibanez 2015 Guitar Models Announced
As we previously mentioned on our NAMM 2015 Preview article, 2015 is the year when synths should take over. But, by no means will guitar take a back seat, with brands such as Ibanez already announcing some hot new guitar products. Here's what Ibanez has in store for NAMM 2015:
For 2015 Ibanez brings some surprises and some very predictable - and welcome, should we add - new releases. After all, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani are almost synonymous with Ibanez, so it comes as no surprise that more signature models have been added to their ranges.
One of the most striking looking is the JEM77P Steve Vai JEM Premium, which has a blue floral pattern, hot DiMarzio pickups and high-end features (and price, at £1059 SRP). Worth every penny, by the looks of it:
The same applies to the Ibanez JS2450 Joe Satriani model, priced at £1959 SRP but, if you can afford it, it's an stunning new model, packed with features including Satch Track (H) neck pickup, high-pass filter on volume pot and push-pull coil taps:
Those high-end models are not yet available to Pre-Order, but there's plenty more to get excited about.
Ibanez is never one to ignore players of a more modest budget, and more affordable Satriani and Vai models were also announced, including the Steve Vai Jem Junior, which is unbelievably cheap but still full of great specs!
Among the various other models announced, the highlights include the Paul Gilbert and Paul Stanley signature guitars. The Ibanez FRM150-TR Paul Gilbert Fireman Guitar is a truly unique model, with extreme body shape, customised tone and powerful pickups... check it out:
The PS120 Paul Stanley signature model is another guitar that also looks very distinctive, as you'd expect from the Kiss frontman, featuring Seymour Duncan humbuckers, 3pc set neck and mahogany body:
Of course, there'll be lots of new models in the popular RG series. One of our favourites so far is the RG655 in Cobalt Blue Metallic:
Of course, Ibanez has not forgotten about the jazz guitar crowd, either! Few guitar companies cater so well for both the modern and more traditional players and, as usual, there are some fantastic semi-acoustic models due to be launched, including the Ibanez SJ300 Artstar Solid Top, with solid spruce top and flamed maple back & sides, and super 58 humbuckers for that warm, fat sound:
There will be many more models launched, so keep checking our New Ibanez Guitar Models 2015 page for a list of all the ones you can already pre-order!
IBANEZ 2015 LIMITED-EDITION MODELS!
Besides the standard-run models, there are some great Ibanez 2015 Limited-Edition guitars! These will be available only in very limited quantities to the UK, so if anything picks your fancy, we strongly recommend you to pre-order it! There are some stylish bass guitars, 7-string heavy metal guitars and quite a few superb semi-acoustic "jazz"-style guitars from the popular Artcore series. View products
Finally, a new release that surprised us all, but shouldn't have, is the new Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini! After all, everyone from TC Electronic to Dunlop have been releasing more affordable, pedalboard-friendly fx pedals, so it was just a matter of tiem until Ibanez did the same. This new pedal is a mini version of the classic TS-808 Tube Screamer, featuring the same Tube Screamer Circuit with JRC4558 IC chip, making this an affordable new overdrive pedal with classic, vintage tone!
FOR A LIST OF ALL THE RELEASES YOU CAN PRE-ORDER, GO TO:
IBANEZ NAMM 2015 NEW PRODUCTS