The Power (P) series is a line of solid body electric guitars produced for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez label. The series includes two distinct body shapes. The initial shape was associated with Joe Satriani and the second shape is identified with Alex Skolnick.
The 540P was the first Power model, introduced in 1987. The 540P was offered as part of the Roadstar Pro series which supplanted the Pro Line series. The initial Roadstar Pro lineup consisted of five new original body shapes: the Power, the Saber (or S), the Radius, the Turbot and the Ballback. The Roadstar Pro designation was phased out between 1990 and 1992 in favor of separate designations for the S series, Power series and Radius; the Turbot and Ballback were abandoned after just one year.
The initial Power body had an offset double cutaway shape with a mostly flat top and back and sides angled outward toward the back giving the guitar a trapezoidal cross section. (more...)
Power models by year
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