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The Darkstone series is a line of solid body electric guitar models sold by Hoshino Gakki under the Ibanez brand. The Darkstone line was introduced in 2009.[1]

The Darkstone models have an original body design with an offset, double cutaway shape with short, horns which come to a point and a jog in the body near the butt-end strap button which is reminiscent of the Iceman design. The design evokes the Concert series shape from the late-1970s which can be described as a sort of cross between a Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Strat.

Both the neck and body of all of the Darkstone models are constructed of sapele, which is a wood species that is somewhat similar to mahogany. The guitars are produced in China.


Two Darkstone models were introduced in 2009: the DN400 and DN500. The main difference between the two models are the pickups: the DN400 has HS1 humbucker-sized single coil pickups, the DN500 has PP1 humbuckers. Both sets pickups were designed for these models.

The series was discontinued after 2013 with the DN300 being the last model.


  1. Darkstone Chronicles, Ibanez Japan (website), archived May 2016.
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