Ibanez is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki, based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Hoshino Gakki decided in 1935 to make Spanish-style acoustic guitars, at first using the "Ibanez Salvador" brand name in honor of Spanish luthier Salvador Ibáñez, and later simply "Ibanez".
In the '70s, Ibanez made a number of high-quality copies of American guitars which are known as law-suit era guitars. One of which was an Ibanez Destroyer which was used by Guitar Virtuoso Eddie Van Halen. Later, Ibanez developed their own model guitar shapes such as the Ibanez Iceman used by Paul Stanley of the band Kiss. Later still, in the '80s, Ibanez in conjunction with Steve Vai had developed a radical new guitar a "Super Strat" that became the Ibanez JEM, a completely new innovative guitar which had many firsts on an electric guitar.
Ibanez was one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. Ibanez manufactures instruments in Japan, China, Indonesia and the United States (at a Los Angeles-based custom shop).
Ibanez is one of the world's largest guitar builders with a wide range of models covering virtually every style of music. As of 2019, they marketed nearly 165 models of bass guitar, 130 acoustic guitars, and a very impressive more than 300 models of electric guitars to choose from.
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