NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars

22nd Jan 2012 | 16:43

NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Premium Series JEM70V-SFG
£1089

The Ibanez stand is always a big draw at trade shows, and Winter NAMM 2012 looks set to be no exception. Across the following pages, we present 28 new electric guitar models that the company will be showcasing in Anaheim.

What follows is a mixture of brand new models and redesigned guitars with updated specifications, plus a handful of instruments that will be available from UK retailers for the first time in 2012. Kicking things off, here's the newest JEM in the Ibanez catalogue...

  • 5-piece Wizard maple/walnut neck w/KTS titanium reinforcement
  • American basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Edge bridge
  • DiMarzio Evolution (H) neck pickup
  • DiMarzio Evolution (S) middle pickup
  • DiMarzio Evolution (H) bridge pickup
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Sea Foam Green (SFG)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Premium Series S920E-BK
£949
  • 5-piece Wizard maple/walnut neck w/KTS titanium reinforcement
  • African mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • ZR II bridge w/ZPS3
  • EMG 60 (H) neck pickup
  • EMG 81 (H) bridge pickup
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Premium Series S970CW-NT
£949
  • 5-piece Wizard maple/walnut neck w/KTS titanium reinforcement
  • Claro walnut top/African mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • ZR II bridge w/ZPS3
  • CAP New pickup for PGP S
  • CAP-VM1S (S) middle pickup
  • CAP New PU for PGP S
  • Colour: Natural (NT)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Premium Series RG821-BK
£599
  • 5-piece Wizard maple/walnut neck w/KTS titanium reinforcement
  • American basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Tight End-R bridge
  • CAP-VM1 (H) neck pickup
  • CAP-VM2 (H) bridge pickup
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RG Prestige RG3521-GK
£1199
  • 5-piece Super Wizard HP maple/walnut neck w/KTS titanium reinforcement
  • Basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Tight-End R bridge
  • DiMarzio Air Norton (H) neck pickup
  • DiMarzio Tone Zone (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Cosmo Black
  • Colour: Galaxy Black (GK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RG Prestige RG2620ZE-BK
£1299
  • 5-piece Wizard HP maple/walnut neck
  • Basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Edge-Zero bridge w/ZPS3
  • EMG 60 (H) neck pickup
  • EMG 81 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Cosmo Black
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RG2627ZE-BK
£1399
  • 5-piece Wizard-7 maple/wenge neck
  • Basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Edge-Zero 7 bridge w/ZPS3
  • EMG 707 (H) neck pickup
  • EMG 707 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Cosmo Black
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RG2228A-BK
£1549
  • 5-piece Ultra-8 maple/wenge neck w/KTS titanium reinforcement
  • Basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • DiMarzio D Activator 8(H) neck pickup
  • DiMarzio D Activator 8(H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Black
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RGD7421-BKF (updated spec with 3-way toggle pickup selector, one volume control and black pearloid dot inlays)
£539
  • 5-piece Wizard II-7 maple/walnut neck
  • Basswood body
  • Gibraltar Standard 7 bridge
  • CAP-VK17 (H) neck pickup
  • CAP-VK27 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Black
  • Colour: Black Flat (BKF)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RGD421-BKF (updated spec with 3-way toggle pickup selector, one volume control and black pearloid dot inlays)
£349
  • 3-piece Wizard III maple neck
  • Basswood body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Gibraltar Standard bridge
  • CAP-VK1 (H) neck pickup
  • CAP-VK2 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour: Black
  • Colour: Black Flat (BKF)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
RG470MHZ-MOL
£399
  • 3-piece Wizard III maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Edge-Zero II bridge w/ZPS3Fe
  • INF1 (H) neck pickup
  • INFS1 (S) mid pickup
  • INF2 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Cosmo Black
  • Colour: Mahogany Oil (MOL)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
GRGA32-MRS
£199
  • GRGA Maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • Fixed bridge
  • STD-C1 (H) neck pickup
  • STD-C2 (H) bridge pickup
  • HW colour : Black
  • Colour: Metallic Red Sunburst (MRS)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
S570DXQM-BBB
£569
  • 3-piece Wizard III maple neck
  • Quilted maple top/mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • ZR bridge w/ZPS2
  • INF1 (H) neck pickup
  • INFS1 (S) mid pickup
  • INF2 (H) bridge pickup
  • HW colour : Cosmo Black
  • Colour: Bright Blue Burst (BBB)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
X Series XG307-BKF
£TBC
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Full Tune III-7 bridge
  • AH3-7 (H) neck pickup
  • AH4-7 (H) bridge pickup
  • HW colour : Cosmo Black
  • Colour: Black Flat (BKF)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
ARZ Series ARZ300
£309
  • ARZ mahogany set-in neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • ART-1 bridge
  • Quik Change III tailpiece
  • LZ1-N (H) neck pickup
  • LZ1-B (H) bridge pickup
  • HW colour : Chrome
  • Colour: Black (BK)
  • White (WH)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
ARZ Series ARZ307-BK
£389
  • 3-piece ARZ Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • Full Tune III-7 bridge
  • Full Tune III tailpiece
  • AH3-7 (H) neck pickup
  • AH4-7 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Chrome
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
SA360QM - new thinner, curvier body shape
£359
  • 3-piece SA maple neck
  • Quilted maple top/mahogany body
  • Abalone bindings
  • Medium frets
  • SAT Pro II bridge
  • AHS1 (S) neck pickup
  • AHS2 (S) mid pickup
  • TDB1 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Chrome
  • Colours: Salvia Red Burst (SRB), Cornflower Blue Burst (CBB)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
SA160FM - new thinner, curvier body shape
£279
  • 3-piece SA Maple neck
  • Flamed maple top/mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • SAT Pro II bridge
  • STDS (S) neck pickup
  • STDS (S) mid pickup
  • STDH2 (H) bridge pickup
  • HW colour : Chrome
  • Colour: Transparent Yellow Sunburst (TYS), Transparent Gray Burst (TGB)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Art Series ART200FM
£299
  • ART mahogany set-in neck
  • Flamed maple top/mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • Gibraltar III bridge
  • Quik Change III tailpiece
  • ACH1-S (H) neck pickup
  • ACH2-S (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware color : Chrome
  • Colour: Violin Sunburst (VLS), Transparent Black (TK), Sunburst (TYS), Transparent Gray Burst (TGB)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Art Series ART100DX
£269
  • ART mahogany set-in neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • ART-1 bridge
  • Full Tune III tailpiece
  • ACH1-S (H) neck pickup
  • ACH2-S (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Chrome
  • Colour: Transparent Cherry (TCR), Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Art Series ART90-TRF
£249
  • ART mahogany set-in neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • ART-1 bridge
  • Full Tune III tailpiece
  • ACH-ST (H) neck pickup
  • ACH-ST (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Chrome
  • Colour: Transparent Red Flat (TRF)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
DN300
£299
  • DN mahogany set-in neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • Full Tune III bridge
  • Quick Change III tailpiece
  • ACH1-S (H) neck pickup
  • ACH2-S (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Chrome
  • Colour: Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
FR320
£349
  • 3-piece Wizard III maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Tight End bridge
  • CCR1-V2 neck pickup
  • CCR2-V2 bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour : Chrome
  • Colour: White (WH), Black (BK)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
GRG140
£189
  • GRG neck
  • Die-cast machineheads
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • FAT10 bridge
  • STDS (S) neck pickup
  • STDS (S) mid pickup
  • STDH2 (H) bridge pickup
  • HW colour: Chrome
  • Colour: Sunburst (SB), Black Night (BKN)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Artcore AFJ85-VSB
£449
  • 3-piece Artcore mahogany/maple set-in neck
  • Spruce top/flamed maple back & sides
  • ART-W wooden bridge/ VT06 tailpiece
  • ACH1 (H) neck pickup
  • ACH2 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour: Gold
  • Sure Grip Knobs
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Artcore AFJ81-SRD
£449
  • 3-piece Artcore mahogany/maple set-in neck
  • Spruce top/flamed maple back & sides
  • ART-W wooden bridge/ VT04 wooden tailpiece
  • ACH1 (H) neck pickup
  • Hardware Colour: Gold
  • Sure Grip Knobs
  • Colour: Sunset Red (SRD)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
Artcore AKJ85-VYS
£449
  • 3-piece Artcore mahogany/maple set-in neck
  • Flamed maple top/back/sides
  • ART-W wooden bridge/ VT06 tailpiece
  • ACH1 (H) neck pickup
  • ACH2 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware Colour: Chrome
  • Sure Grip Knobs
  • Colour: Vintage Yellow Sunburst (VYS)
NAMM 2012: Ibanez unveils 28 new electric guitars
LGB300-VYS George Benson Signature Model
£3619
  • 3-piece LGB Maple set-in neck
  • Spruce top/maple back & sides
  • Ebony bridge
  • LGB300 tailpiece
  • Super 58 (H) neck pickup
  • Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
  • Hardware colour: Gold
  • Body Depth: 80mm at tail
  • Colour : VYS (Vintage Yellow Sunburst)

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