Know Your Ibanez Electric Guitar Strings
Did you know that Ibanez was the first luthier to bring a widely-available 7-string guitar to market? It was the original Steve Vai Universe model, and it kicked off a trend that's grown Ibanez into the go-to label for extended-range instruments. That's the most important fact to keep in mind when getting to know your Ibanez electric guitar strings, and of course, the guitars that go along with them. They have tons of models to choose from whether you prefer to keep things traditional with 6 strings or expand your tonal palette with 7 or 8, so no matter your personal style, you can find an Ibanez guitar that's perfect for your next upgrade - or your first instrument, if you're a beginner.
For those just starting out, or for the traditional guitarist, the lineup of Ibanez 6-string guitars is usually the place to kick things off. They range from affordable heavy metal icons, like the RG6003FM Electric Guitar, all the way to vintage-inspired works of art such as the AR2619 Prestige Artist Series Electric Guitar. Or maybe you're looking for one more string: in that case, the classic Ibanez Premium Steve Vai Universe 7-String Electric Guitar is only the tip of the iceberg here. Still not enough? All right, then - try the Prestige Series RG852MPB or the TAM100 Tosin Abasi Signature 8-string Electric Guitar on for size if you think you're up for the challenge.
But if nothing less than the truly insane will satisfy you, it could even be time to look into the Ibanez RG Series RG9 9-string Electric Guitar. Every time Ibanez manages to perfect a new, previously unheard-of string count, they always seem to move on to the next number and right now that means nine strings. It's the bleeding edge of extended-range guitars... although, how much do you want to bet they'll be back in another decade with a 10-string model? Place your bets, but in the meantime, take a good look at what they have to choose from already - because chances are that, however you like to play, Ibanez has a guitar for you.