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Once again, we can rely on Ibanez Guitars to kick off the new year (a new decade too) with a fresh crop of guitars and basses that are guaranteed to excite and delight. But, is there anything new? You bet your sweet angelic face there is! The Ibanez 2020 range has dropped a stroke after midnight and we couldn’t be more excited!

EHB Basses

To say that Ibanez knows a thing or two when it comes to pushing the boundaries of instrument design would be an understatement. For over 40 years they have mastered the art of delivering instruments that defy convention whilst paving the way for others to follow.

Their latest line of EHB ergonomic basses adhere to that expectation smashing ethos whilst maintaining that classic Ibanez style.

Headless by design

To maintain consistency of playing posture whether seated or standing, Ibanez endows their EHB models with a headless construction and precisely contoured body shape. The ergonomic design and chambered body ensure a balanced and lightweight feel that is as close to perfection as one can get.

From marathon practice sessions to endurance testing stints on stage, you can rest assured that it won’t be the instrument that holds you back. A carefully conceived extra carving on the back of the body promotes comfortable upper fret access. Not only that but the top half of the body rear is slanted to enable a snug fit as you play for increased control and enhanced playing experience.

There are several members of the EHB family that take in extended range and multi-scale models. exotic tonewood partnerships, a multitude of pickups, and so much more. Ibanez doesn’t do things by halves as we all know!

EHB1000

The EHB1000 is crafted using American Basswoodfor the body, which is paired with a 5-piece roasted Maple/Walnut neck to afford a well-balanced tone and clear attack.

The Roasted Maple in the neck is heat-treated to increase stability, durability, moisture resistance, and tolerance of temperature changes. The Roasted Maple fretboard is also heat-treated for a balanced attack and rich sustain.

Highly durable stainless steel frets accentuate tonal brightness and will not rust. Luminescent side dot inlays provide clear visibility in dark environments and the truss rod adjustment is located at the end of the neck for easy access.

The Bartolini BH2 pickups in a dual-coil style configuration with a lower resonant frequency, provide a balanced, warm response with a tighter bottom end and a fuller midrange. The Vari-mid 3-band EQ features a variable mid-frequency control which allows you to dial in an incredibly wide range of sounds. There is also an EQ bypass switch for passive operation with the treble control acting as a passive tone control when the EQ is bypassed.

The MR5HS bridge is designed especially for the EHB basses and features a wide intonation range. Each bridge piece is independently and securely attached to the body for maximum vibration transfer, and the saddles are adjustable for string spacing +/-1.5mm, answering every bassist’s individual string spacing demands, no matter what playing style. Teflon washers are used on each tuner for a smooth tuning action.

Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins and a Neutrik locking jack hold the strap and cable securely, and a detachable finger ramp and a gig bag are included with each instrument.

EHB1005

The EHB1005 boasts the same appointments and specs as the EHB1000 with the addition of a fifth-string, as you may have already guessed from the name.

EHB1005MS

The EHB1005MS again features the same appointments and specs as the above models. However, it is home to Ibanez’s multi-scale design, which ensures that each string is endowed with optimal scale length for improved resonance, sustain, and tonal consistency.

The angled fret markers are ergonomically designed to accommodate the natural position of the hand. For those who haven’t tried out a multi-scale instrument before, you’ll be surprised by how quickly your fingers transition to the angled fret layout.

EHB1500

Stepping things up a few notches we’ve got the EHB1500, which features a stunning Poplar Burl top and an African Mahogany body for a warm tone with rich resonance.

Married to the body is a delightful 9-piece Panga Panga/Walnut neck to provide superior note attack, tight lows and increased sustain with the Panga Panga fretboard. Highly durable stainless steel frets accentuate tonal brightness and will not rust. Luminescent side dot inlays provide clear visibility in dark environments and the truss rod adjustment is located at the end of the neck for easy access.

The single-coil Nordstrand Big Split pickups feature split coils with hum-cancelling construction for reduced noise. The tonal character leans toward a hybrid P/J style to deliver a rich and strong, yet nuanced tone, which allows you to traverse a plethora of playing styles with ease. The Vari-mid 3-band EQ features a variable mid-frequency control which allows you to dial in an incredibly wide range of sounds. There is also an EQ bypass switch for passive operation with the treble control acting as a passive tone control when the EQ is bypassed.

As with other EHB basses, you’ll find the MR5HS bridge present and correct, complete with Teflon washers. Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins and a Neutrik locking jack hold the strap and cable securely, and a detachable finger ramp and a gig bag are included with each instrument.

EHB1505

The EHB1505 adheres to the same appointments and specs as the EHB1500 but again adds an additional string for good measure. Gig bags are included with each instrument.

EHB1505MS

Inheriting the appointments and specs of its EHB1500 siblings, the multi-scale design of the EHB1505MS creates an “alive” open tone and is exceptionally comfortable to play. The ergonomic construction coordinates with the player’s hand angle as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating a quick, smooth, playing action.

Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins and a Neutrik locking jack hold the strap and cable securely, and a detachable finger ramp and a gig bag are included with each instrument.

EHB1506MS

For those who like to extend their extended range credentials unabashed, you can take advantage of the truly outstanding EHB1506MS. Everything you can want and more to get the job done in style.

Guitars (in no particular order)

GRX40 Gio Series

The GIO series was developed for players who want Ibanez quality, but are working with a limited budget. Subject to many of the same rigorous inspection standards and warranty coverage as other Ibanez guitars, GIO guitars offer the best sound, style and playability of anything in their class. This principled approach has not only put better guitars in the hands of new players—it’s been responsible for launching numerous new musical careers around the world.

The GRX40 features a poplar body fitted with a Maple GRX neck that features a Jatoba fretboard, medium frets, and white dot inlays. The T-106 tremolo bridge is a simple but effective tremolo bridge for beginners. Electronics include three Infinity R pickups with a 5-way selector switch for a variety of tonal options, right at your fingertips.

RG1120PBZ Premium Series

All Ibanez Premium series models are manufactured using select tonewoods, high-profile electronics, sturdy hardware and are built by the dedicated skills of master craftsmen. The richness of sound, stunning appearance and unrivaled playability of the Ibanez Premium series will open the gates of your reservoir of inspiration.

One of the finest Premium models, the RG1120PB, comes with a wide range of distinctive features that will motivate any guitarist. The RG1120PB features a stunning Poplar Burl top with a beautiful Caribbean Islet Flat finish. The RG1120PB’s 11pc Wizard neck is made of Maple, Walnut and Purpleheart which contributes to the neck’s extreme rigidity and massive sustain. The Ebony fretboard provides a tight response and features Jescar EVO gold frets with Premium fret edge treatment. Jescar EVO gold frets are known for their bright tone, gorgeous gold appearance and player-friendly features such as long durability and smooth note bending. The luminescent side dot inlays make it easy for players to see while on dark stages.

The RG1120PB is loaded with DiMarzio Covered Fusion Edge pickups, the amazing product of a collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibanez. Fusion Edge pickups provide great clarity and very smooth response with sonic variations possible by utilizing the coil-tap switch. The Dyna-MIX 10 offers ten sound variations. The power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout. The RG1120PB uses Belden wiring material and copper shielding inside the control cavity for absolutely noiseless sound. This model features the Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge, that provides exceptional tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment, and playing comfort.

A gig bag included.

RG1121PB Premium Series

One of the finest Premium models, the RG1121PB, comes with a wide range of distinctive features that will motivate any guitarist. The RG1121PB features a stunning Poplar Burl top with a beautiful Caribbean Islet Flat finish. The RG1121PB’s 11pc Wizard neck is made of Maple, Walnut and Purpleheart which contributes to the neck’s extreme rigidity and massive sustain. The Ebony fretboard provides a tight response and features Jescar EVO gold frets with Premium fret edge treatment. Jescar EVO gold frets are known for their bright tone, gorgeous gold appearance and player-friendly features such as long durability and smooth note bending. The luminescent side dot inlays makes it easy for players to see while on dark stages.

The RG1121PB is loaded with DiMarzio Covered Fusion Edge pickups, the amazing product of a collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibanez. Fusion Edge pickups provide great clarity and a very smooth response with sonic variations possible by utilizing the coil-tap switch. The RG1121PB uses Belden wiring material and copper shielding inside the control cavity for absolutlely noiseless sound. Designed for both stability and sustain, the innovative Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge minimizes cross-talk between strings and facilitates flawless intonation. The Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability and make string-changing quick and easy.

A gig bag included.

RG1127PBFX Premium Series

One of the finest Premium models, the RG1127PB, comes with a wide range of distinctive features that will motivate any guitarist. The RG1121PB features a stunning Poplar Burl top with a beautiful Caribbean Islet Flat finish. The RG1127PB’s 11pc Wizard neck is made of Maple, Walnut and Purpleheart which contributes to the neck’s extreme rigidity and massive sustain. The Ebony fretboard provides a tight response and features Jescar EVO gold frets with Premium fret edge treatment. Jescar EVO gold frets are known for their bright tone, gorgeous gold appearance and player-friendly features such as long durability and smooth note bending. The luminescent side dot inlays makes it easy for players to see while on dark stages.

The RG1127PB is loaded with DiMarzio Covered Fusion Edge pickups, the amazing product of a collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibanez. Fusion Edge pickups provide great clarity and a very smooth response with sonic variations possible by utilizing the coil-tap switch. The RG1127PB uses Belden wiring material and copper shielding inside the control cavity for absolutlely noiseless sound. Designed for both stability and sustain, the innovative Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge minimizes cross-talk between strings and facilitates flawless intonation. The Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability and make string-changing quick and easy.

A gig bag included.

SA360NQM SA Series

The SA360NQM features a Quilted Maple top with Abalone/White binding, and a Bound Jatoba fretboard with Abalone dot inlays, which highlights the SA series’ graceful 3-D body shape.

The guitars are light enough for amazing comfort, dense enough to provide the tone and sustain that players expect from the SA-Series.

As originators of the thin, fast neck, the SA neck provides playing comfort that translates into responsiveness and speed. The SSH pickup configuration with 5-way pickup selector provides an impressive palette of tone textures.

SA460MBW SA Series

The SA460MBW inherits many of the features of the SA360NQM but instead adopts a Maple Burl top with wood binding, and a Bound Ebony fretboard with Abalone dot inlays.

RGA42FM

If Ibanez can lay claim to the title of being the strongest name in metal guitars, then the RGA is the model this reputation was built on. Every inch of this classic axe screams speed, fury, and expression.


The RGA42FM is a hardtail, 6-string electric guitar that features a sultry Flamed Maple top with a white binding, a fast, thin Wizard III Maple neck and a Jatoba fretboard with jumbo frets for maximum left-hand performance. Combined, the neck and fretboard provide a smooth, inviting playing surface and contribute to the RGA42’s warm, well-defined tonality.

The proprietary Quantum pickups offer an entire palette of thick, distorted tone textures that never sacrifice high-end articulation. A simple yet solid fixed bridge provides stable, dependable tuning and accurate intonation.

RG421HPAH

Ibanez has remained the strongest name in metal guitars because of the outstanding playability and peerless performance of Ibanez instruments. From carefully selected materials to pro-level hardware and high-profile electronics, every detail is deeply considered and designed. The Ibanez High-Performance series delivers high-end performance and road warrior dependability.

The RG421HPAH features an exotic Ash body top and a Nyatoh body back which create a truly mesmerizing visual aura and a warm, yet expressive, tone. A Roasted Maple neck has been heat-treated to increase the wood‘s stability and durability. It provides a well-balanced note attack and tone with rich sustain. A Jatoba fretboard and jumbo frets offer effortless fingering up and down the full length of the fretboard. It has luminescent side dot position marks to make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.

DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups, the amazing product of a collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibanez, provide great clarity and very smooth response, that satisfy the current demands of players in today’s progressive metal scene, in combination with the 3-way pickup and coil tap switches. A fixed bridge boasts a new low profile design, allowing plenty of picking hand freedom while optimizing tuning stability.

RG421HPAM

The RG421HPAM features an exotic Ash body top and a Nyatoh body back which creates a truly mesmerizing visual aura and a warm, yet expressive, tone.

The Roasted Maple neck has been heat-treated to increase the wood‘s stability, durability, water-resistance, and tolerance of temperature changes. The Roasted Maple fretboard was also heat-treated to help it provide a well-balanced note attack and tone with rich sustain.

The DiMarzio Air Norton and Tone Zone pickups offer depth, warmth and rich dynamics when combined with the 3-way pickup switch. The Fixed bridge boasts a low profile design, allowing plenty of picking hand freedom while optimizing tuning stability.

RG421HPFM

The RG421HPFM shares the specs of the RG421HPAM above but boasts a stunning flame maple top for a bit of added flair.

RG60ALS Axion Label

The Axion Label was made for Metal, but offers even more for the adventurous players out there. The Axion Label models feature forward-looking developments in sound, playability, and looks that take performances higher, deeper and heavier. Arm yourself with an Axion Label guitar and get ready to break some new ground.

The RG60ALS features a Nyatoh body in stunning Black Aurora Burst Matte finishes, giving the model an otherworldly color scheme.

The Macassar Ebony fretboard provides a tight low end with a quick response and the extremely rigid, super-thin and ultra-playable Nitro Wizard 5-piece Panga Panga/Walnut neck substantially increases sustain. The Sub Zero treated frets can stand up against the hardest riffing and string-bending. The luminescent side dot inlays make it easy for players to perform on dark stages and match the dazzling luminescent Ibanez headstock logo.

The DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups which were the result of a direct collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibanez provide great clarity and a very smooth response, satisfying the current demands of players in today’s progressive metal scene. A SUSTAINIAC Driver in neck position offers endless sustain and stimulates a player’s creativity.

The Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge provides exceptional tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment and playing comfort. The Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins hold the guitar securely but make it easy to put the strap on and off quickly.

The RG60ALS represents a new level for the modern guitarist.

RGA42HP

Ibanez has remained the strongest name in metal guitars because of the outstanding playability and peerless performance of Ibanez instruments. From carefully selected materials to pro-level hardware and high-profile electronics, every detail is deeply considered and designed.

The Ibanez High-Performance series delivers high-end performance and road warrior dependability. The RGA42HP features a Nyatoh body which creates a truly mesmerizing visual aura and a warm, yet expressive, tone. Its contoured top not only looks sleek—it creates a softer, more comfortable edge where the player’s right forearm rests.

A Roasted Maple neck has been heat-treated to increase the wood‘s stability and durability. It provides a well-balanced note attack and tone with rich sustain. A Jatoba fretboard and jumbo frets offer effortless fingering up and down the full length of the fretboard. The fretboard features luminescent side dot position marks to make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.

DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups, the amazing product of a collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibane, provide great clarity and a very smooth response, satisfying the current demands of players in today’s progressive metal scene. The Fixed bridge boasts a low profile design, allowing plenty of picking hand freedom while optimizing tuning stability for the RGA42HP.

RGA42HPT

As you might have guessed from the name, the RGA42HPT shares the specs of its sibling apart from the double-locking tremolo in place of the fixed bridge.

RGIB21

With the growing popularity of the Iron Label series, Ibanez continues to tap into the molten metal underworld for inspiration. Re-working its famous RG body shape from the chassis on up, the RGIB21 has been designed to add some dark, dramatic flair to the brand’s no-frills “Made-for-Metal” lineup. The striking Baritone 6-string RGIB21 brings an air of mystery to the Iron Label line.

The RGIB21 features a 28” scale which provides full, rich tone and solid intonation. The combination of the Jatoba fingerboard and Nitro Baritone neck provides a smooth, dense playing surface that produces a tight low end with quick response. Luminescent side dot inlays will light your way on the darkest stages. Electronics include the EMG 60 pickup for a classic thick, buttery tone, and the searing high end of an EMG 81 provides endless sustain and superior articulation.

The Gibraltar Standard II bridge meshes with the guitar’s body to provide the optimal transfer of each string’s vibration. Gotoh locking tuners provide amazing tuning accuracy and allow for quick, efficient string changing. Factory tuning is B, F#, D, A, E, B with string gauges .14 to .68.

RGIXL7

With the growing popularity of the Iron Label series, Ibanez continues to tap into the molten metal underworld for inspiration. Re-working its famous RG body shape from the chassis on up, the RGIXL7 has been designed to add some dark, dramatic flair to the brand’s no-frills “Made-for-Metal” lineup. This striking 7-string RGIXL7 brings an air of mystery to the Iron Label line.

The RGIXL7 features a 27” scale-length neck which unlocks a plethora of down-tuning possibilities. The combination of the tight-grained Macassar Ebony fingerboard and the legendary super-thin, ultra-playable Nitro Wizard neck provides a smooth, dense playing surface that produces a tight low end with quick response. DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups, the result of a direct collaboration between DiMarzio and Ibanez, provide great clarity and a very smooth response, satisfying the current demands of players in today’s progressive metal scene.

The RGIXL7 also features a coil tap switch which helps expand the guitar’s tonal range by providing split-coil options. The Gibraltar Standard II bridge meshes with the guitar’s body to provide the optimal transfer of each string’s vibration. Gotoh locking tuners provide amazing tuning accuracy and allow for quick, efficient string changing.

S671ALB

The Axion Label was made for metal, but offers even more for the adventurous players out there. The Axion Label models feature forward-looking developments in sound, playability and looks that take performances higher, deeper and heavier. Arm yourself with an Axion Label guitar and get ready to break some new ground.

The S671ALB features a Nyatoh body in stunning Black Aurora Burst Gloss and Blue Chameleon finishes, giving the model an otherworldly color scheme.

The Macassar Ebony fretboard provides a tight low end with a quick response and the extremely rigid, super-thin and ultra-playable Nitro Wizard 5-piece Panga Panga/Walnut neck substantially increases sustain. The Sub Zero treated frets can stand up against the hardest riffing and string-bending. The luminescent side dot inlays make it easy for players to perform on dark stages and match the dazzling luminescent Ibanez headstock logo.

The Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups in the neck and bridge positions provide an aggressive tone and a powerful attack. The Fluence Single Width pickup in the middle position delivers a warm, clear tone a stunning punch without excess noise. The Voicing switch allows the pickups to switch from a modern, active high output sound to a crisp, clean and fluid sound.

The Gibraltar Standard II enables the optimal transfer of each string’s vibration. The Gotoh locking tuners provide tuning accuracy and allow for quick, efficient string changing and the Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins hold your guitar securely but make it easy to put the strap on and remove quickly. The S671AL represents a new level of advancement for the modern guitarist.

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