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Portal: Guitar models
Instruments by series, line or year Models documented:[1]
Guitars: 2,765
Basses: 199
Ukuleles: 21
Mandolins: 7
Banjoes: 5


Ibanez is a Japanese guitar brand which is owned by Hoshino Gakki. Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki was one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe.

Ibanez sells electric and acoustic guitars and basses and other stringed instruments such as ukuleles, mandolins and banjos. In addition, they offer guitar and bass amplifiers and a range of other related accessories.

While production and distribution of guitars under the Ibanez brand began much earlier, the company gained notoriety outside its native Japan when it started importing Ibanez guitars to the United States in the mid-1960s. These first efforts were funky-looking creations which sold at the low end of the guitar market, primarily in department stores. But the company's products continued to move up the quality ladder until the company was perceived as a legitimate market force, selling what were essentially copies of other companies' designs in the mid-1970s. A patent lawsuit from Gibson ended the sales of those copies, but Ibanez had by then gained a foothold in the guitar market globally. (more...)

Guitars by year

2020s: 2020 (578 models) 
2010s: 2019 (616 models) / 2018 (556) / 2017 (618) / 2016 (572) / 2015 (478) / 2014 (423) / 2013 (359) / 2012 (328) / 2011 (319) / 2010 (313) 
2000s: 2009 (308 models) / 2008 (266) / 2007 (226) / 2006 (201) / 2005 (171) / 2004 (205) / 2003 (185) / 2002 (171) / 2001 (151) / 2000 (146) 
1990s: 1999 (132 models) / 1998 (142) / 1997 (137) / 1996 (119) / 1995 (97) / 1994 (78) / 1993 (85) / 1992 (116) / 1991 (102) / 1990 (73) 
1980s: 1989 (69 models) / 1988 (51) / 1987 (51) / 1986 (53) / 1985 (66) / 1984 (52) / 1983 (44) / 1982 (23) / 1981 (18) / 1980 (20) 
1970s: 1979 (17 models) / 1978 (13) / 1977 (11) / 1976 (1) / 1975 (1) / 1974 (0) / 1973 (0) / 1972 (0) / 1971 (0) / 1970 (0) 

Guitars by type/series

Solid body guitar series 
RG series & derivatives
1991 RG550 LR
RG series (1987–2020)
RGA121 NTF
RGA series (2005–2020)
RGDIX7MPB SBB
RGD series (2010–2020)
2016 RGV3750BD OL
RGV series (2016–2018)
RT650GF TB
RT series (1992–1993)
GRX40 BKN
RX series (1994–2020)
1992 EX370 UV
EX series (1988–1993)
S series & derivatives
1997 S540FM TLS
S series (1987–2020)
2017 SA360 WN 4L 01
SA series (2000–2020)
SF470 TC
SF series (1992–1994)
SV5470Q TAB
SV series (1992–1997, 2008–2017)
SZ520QM GAB
SZ/SZR series (2003–2013)
2002 SC420CM DBL
S Classic (SC) series (1997–2004)
AZ series
2018 AZ2402 TFF
AZ series (2018–2020)
Artist series & derivatives
1982 AR305 AV
Artist (AR) series (1974–1987, 1990–1992, 1996–2020)
2007 GAX75 GP
AX series (1998–2020)
ARC500 NT
ARC series (2006–2007)
2017 GART60 MST
ART series (2007–2020)
ARX320 TKS
ARX series (2006–2012)
2016 ARZ200 GD
ARZ series (2011–2018)
X series & derivatives
DT420 TCR
Destroyer (DG/DT) series (1975–1987, 1996, 2001–2005, 2009–2011, 2013–2016)
XF350 RIX
Falchion (XF) series (2011–2013)
XG307 BKN
Glaive (XG) series (2011–2014)
XH300 LSH
Halberd (XH) series (2011–2013)
2006 IC400 BK
Iceman (IC) series (1975–1982, 1992–2019)
XPT700XH GSF
Xiphos (XP) series (2007–2015)
Vintage inspired series
580B MH
Ballback series (1987–1988)
1997 BL850 VB
Blazer (BL) series (1981–1982, 1995–1998)
FR1620 RDO
FR series (2008–2020)
JTK2S ROM
Jet King (JTK) series (2003–2012)
RC320 TCR
Roadcore (RC) series (2012–2019)
2016 TM303M TFB
Talman (TC/TV/TM) series (1994–1999, 2003–2019)
580T GA
Turbot series (1987–1988)
Other original series
1986 AX75 MR
Axstar (AX) series (1985–1986)
DN520K SSB
Darkstone (DN) series (2009–2013)
MX3 BH
Maxxas (MX) series (1987–1989)
1990 540PII-HH PM
Power (P) series (1987–1991)
540RHH JB
Radius (R) series (1987–1994)
1986 IMG2010 SP
X-ING series (1985–1986)
Other categories


Hollow body & semi-hollow guitar series 
Signature hollow body & semi-hollow guitars
2019 GB10 BS 00 07 en 1
George Benson series (1977–2020)
2019 EKM100 WRD 00 01 en 1
Eric Krasno series (2013–2020)
2005 PM100 BK 00 06
Pat Metheny series (1996–2020)
1986 JP20 BS
Joe Pass model (1982–1990)
1982 LR10 AV
Lee Ritenour model (1982–1986)
2019 JSM100 VT 00 07 en 1
John Scofield series (2001–2020)
Hollow body & semi-hollow series
2019 AS63T SFG 5B 01
Artcore series (2002–2020)
2009 AF105BM NT 12 01
Artcore Custom series (2005–2012)
1986 AM75T CS
Artist series (1979–1987)
2019 AS200 VYS 00 01 en 1
Artstar series (1988–2003; 2013–2020)
Hollow body & semi-hollow shapes
1993 AC50 CS
AC models (1989–1993)
1989 AE200 DV
AE models (1989–1993)
2019 AF200 BS 00 01 en 1
AF models (1988–2020)
2019 AG75 BS 5B 03
AG models (2002–2020)
2008 AJD91 VLS 12 01
AFD models (2008–2009)
2013 AKJ95 VYS 12 01
AK models (2003–2020)
1989 AL100 WH
AL models (1989)
1984 AM205 AV
AM models (1982–2020)
2019 AS200 VYS 00 01 en 1
AS models (1979–2020)
2007 AWD102 NT 12 01
AWD/FWD models (2005–2007)
2006 AXD83P DVS 12 01
AXD models (2003–2006)
2004 AXF74 PB 12 01
AXF models (2003–2004)
1977 FA300 NT
FA models (1977–1981)
1986 FG100 NT
FG models (1982–1987)
1977 SA400 CH
SA models (1977–1978)


Acoustic guitar series 
Signature acoustic guitars
2019 EP10 BP 1X 04
Euphoria series (2004–2020)
2019 JSA20 VB 1X 06
JSA series (2010–2020)
Acoustic Electric guitars
2017 AE900 NT
AE series (1982–1985, 1994–2003, 2016–2020)

Guitars by quality line

Guitars by quality line 
2017 RGCTM1
IGDC (2017)
2004 RG8570M VV
J Custom (1996–2020)
92UCGR1 Ice World
USA Custom (1989–1992; 1994–1996)
2016 ARZ6UC BKF
Prestige Uppercut (2015–2018)
RG652AHM NGB
Prestige (1996–2020)
1986 PL2660 PL
Pro Line (PL/PR) (1985–1986)
2016 RG6PCMLTD SRG
Premium (2011–2020)
2017 RGIM8MH WK 1P 01
Iron Label (2013–2020)
2019 RGD71ALMS BAM 1P 01
Axion Label (2019–2020)
GRG170 BK
GIO (1998–2018)


Models by seriesModels by year
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Sources

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


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