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1987 was very much the start of the crossover to the signature era for Ibanez: many new body styles were introduced, including the Ibanez JEM and modern RG series as well as the Radius series and Saber series. Ibanez launched a new page in it's history in 1987, offering many more high-end models for professionals, working with prominent guitarists in the US to create new designs that refined and redefined the electric guitar.

1987 was the culmination of a great deal of creativity going on at the Ibanez US design center, and the JEM, RG, Radius, Saber models became classic guitar designs manufactured for decades to come, taking a place next to Fender and Gibson archetypes.


  1. The numbers in this infobox are based on the number of guitar models known by and added to Ibanez Guitar Wiki and listed in (one of) the correct categories, including Category:1987 models and Category:1986 models. The more models are added, the more accurate the numbers.
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