Ibanez is a Japanese guitar brand owned by Hoshino Gakki. Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. Since then, Ibanez have gone on to pioneer the development of the double locking tremolo, 7-string models and electric guitars designed specifically for ground breaking forms of music.
Ibanez has worked with international artists and have a tightly controlled quality control regime to ensure that they continually evolve. Through utilising high quality materials and exquisite craftsmanship, Ibanez create guitars that have been ground breaking in the worldwide market including their Premium, Prestige and Signature Artist ranges - including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert and many other amazing artists including Nita Strauss.
Constantly looking for ways to innovate, Ibanez has released new series including the now-popular AZ electric, and a fresh take in 2020 on the headless bass with the EHB models. Ibanez is not only known for their electric and bass guitars though - the revitalied Artcore hollow body range and Artcore and Vintage aging treatments across their Acoustic ranges are also making waves.
Australis Music's association with this phenomenal brand has flourished for over 40 years and this wealth of experience ensures that our dealers have the best available information, marketing, training and access to all Ibanez products.