Hoshino U.S.A., the U.S.-based distributor of Ibanez Guitars, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with the creation of limited collection of “extremely special, hand-crafted, custom instruments.”
Ibanez has a lot cooking for this year, including three new SR Premium models. The limited-edition instruments help to mark the 35th anniversary of their flagship SR design.
Ibanez is introducing several new iterations of their bass models this year including three new multi-scale versions of the BTB. The BTB805MS, BTB806MS, and BTB605MS all have an extended 37-inch scale on the B-string.
Ibanez has brought back the Iron Label series of instruments including three new guitars and two basses. The metal-inspired instruments come with a stripped-down feature set in all-black finishes.
Ibanez has unveiled their annual limited edition run of SR Premium basses, which they describe as “built to be noticed.” The four-string SR4CMLTD and five-string SR5CMLTD are built with multi-piece bodies of alternating ash and figured maple.
Ibanez has expanded their SR line of basses with the SR600E Series, which includes four-string, five-string, and six-string versions. The new models are crafted with an ash body, jatoba and walnut neck, and a rosewood fingerboard.
Last year, Ibanez turned heads with their new EHB headless design. Now they’ve taken the same idea and put it into a more compact size. The EHB1000S and the EHB1005SMS have all the same features as the EHB1000 but with shorter scales.
Thundercat’s bass is as unique as his playing, so this week we’re taking a look at his signature model from Ibanez. The massive six-string hollow body is made in the company’s Japanese custom shop with curly maple for the back and sides and quilted maple for its top.
Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.
Ibanez has expanded its Premium line of SR basses with three new models this year: the SR5BPBLTD, the SR1600B, and the SR1340B. The first is a limited edition five-string, while the 1600 comes in four or five-string versions and the 1340 comes in four, five, and six.
Headless bass designs were a big theme at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, and Ibanez got in on the action with their new EHB series. The models have a new, specially designed body that maintains its playing position whether you’re sitting or standing.
Ibanez has expanded their BTB line with two new fretless basses: the five-string BTB845F and the six-string BTB846F.