Ibanez At The Music Zoo
The Music Zoo is an Authorized Ibanez Dealer! Shop for your Ibanez Guitar on our site now, or visit our showroom on Long Island, New York! Ibanez is a brand that has been a mainstay in the world of guitars since being founded by the Hoshino Gakki company in 1908. Ibanez has been a go-to brand for players who need their instrument be depended on night after night on stages across the world.
The 1970s saw the rise of Ibanez as a brand through players such as Paul Stanley of KISS with the wild-bodied Iceman, and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead with his ornate Professional Model 2680. Keeping at the cutting edge of Hard Rock and Metal music, Ibanez developed guitars such as the RG and S (Saber) guitars which guitarists who needed their guitars to have flat radius fretboards, big frets, and divebomb tremolo systems. These models have been embraced by players such as Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Tosin Abasi, Munky of Korn, and Nita Strauss – many of which have their own Ibanez signature models.
Perhaps one of the most popular models Ibanez ever developed was the JEM: the Steve Vai signature instrument, complete with its tree of life fretboard inlays, and signature ‘monkey grip’ body cutout. Similar to the JEM is the Ibanez Universe, which was the first mass-produced 7-string electric guitar which was developed with Vai and Ibanez, and quickly embraced in the 1990s by bands who needed something different to provide their heavier tones. The guitar remains a coveted instrument to this day!
Not only useful for Hard Rock and Metal, Ibanez also specializes in guitars for Jazz and Blues with their semi-hollow and hollowbody instruments. The affordable and excellent looking Artcore Series gives players of all levels unique finish options as well as body configurations. Ibanez also offers signature hollowbodies for players such as George Benson and Pat Metheny.
Of course, we can’t forget the Ibanez Tube Screamer: perhaps the most popular overdrive pedal of all time! From boosting the amps of players like Stevie Ray Vaughn, to embraced by Metal guitarists for their ability to tighten up a high gain amplifier, everyone needs to own that little green box! The Music Zoo also has in stock a wide range of Ibanez parts, Ibanez accessories and Ibanez effects pedals in stock for your every need. Finance your next Ibanez Guitar purchase with The Music Zoo Credit Card. Call us today for more info on your new Ibanez!