Ibanez Herman Li Electric Guitars
Ibanez has been known for years as one of the top picks for metal artists, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that DragonForce guitarist Herman Li uses one to pull off his frenetic, high-speed video game-inspired techniques. His signature model, the E-Gen, was first released in 2008 and features a design based on Ibanez S Prestige guitars. It comes well-equipped right off the shelf - so well, in fact, that the ones Li uses in recording and performances are largely unmodified. You can reserve one just like it if you're looking for the most authentic playing experience, or if you'd prefer a more casual and affordable model, that's also an option in the selection of Ibanez Herman Li electric guitars.
The economical choice is the Ibanez EGEN8 Herman Li Signature Electric Guitar, and it's just what the doctor ordered for aspiring power metal rockers and weekend warriors. Its 3-piece maple neck is partnered with an Edge III tremolo bridge, and pickups including a Vintage 8 humbucker at the bridge, Vintage 7 humbucker at the neck, and a Single 1 in between. Pretty sweet features, but maybe you want to go even further? In that case, check out the Prestige version, the EGEN18. This one ups the ante with a 5-piece maple/walnut neck, an Edge Zero bridge and a full set of DiMarzio Herman Li signature pickups.
Both of the Ibanez Herman Li electric guitars are based on a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, featuring a scalloped lower horn for improved fret access, and Li's signature scalloped top-horn grip - which is actually sculpted for the shape of his hand. They're versatile instruments that are more than ready to handle the heavy demands for both power and clarity that are imposed on them by the blistering style of DragonForce's music... but also prepared to take on a wide variety of other sounds as well. Try a little experimentation and see for yourself: these guitars won't let you down.