For a list of E-Gen models, see Portal:E-Gen series.

The E-Gen series is a line of solid body electric guitar models manufactured by Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. It is the signature series of guitarist Herman Li, known primarily for his work with the British power metal band Dragonforce.

The E-Gen models are based on the thin-bodied S series. The most immediately recognizable feature of the EGEN1 is the scalloped "Kung Fu grip" on the upper horn.


The initial model in the E-Gen series was the EGEN1, which was introduced in 2008. In addition to the Kung Fu grip, the body features an extra-deep cutaway on the lower horn to ease access to the scalloped upper frets. Components of the EGEN1 include custom DiMarzio pickups and an Edge Zero tremolo with ZPS. The EGEN1 was renamed the EGEN18 for 2009.

The second model in the line, the EGEN8, was introduced for 2010. It is a more affordable, mass-market version of the EGEN18. The EGEN8 has Ibanez Vintage pickups and an Edge III tremolo, but is visually similar to it's big brother.

Before the introduction of the E-Gen series, Herman Li had been known to play Ibanez S series guitars, including custom 24-fret models and old 540S and S470 models.

The E-Gen series was discontinued after 2019.


Ibanez E-Gen Guitars - 'The Making of' with Herman Li

Ibanez E-Gen Guitars - 'The Making of' with Herman Li

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