The history of Ibanez guitars is one of the most interesting ones in the guitar world. By 1935 Hoshino Gakki had started the production of Ibanez Salvador Spanish acoustic guitars in Nagoya, Japan.

Around the 50’s, most Japanese guitar manufacturers were copying European guitars like Hagstrom and EKO including Hoshino, however by the 70’s; the company shifted its focus to American brands. In order to gain an entry into the American market, Hoshino bought out an American company named Big Guitars and renamed it to Hoshino USA. The history of Ibanez guitars would never be the same!

Ibanez also offers a Signature Series of guitars which include the Joe Satriani Series, the Herman Lee Series (E-Gen Model), the Paul Gilbert line (PGM Model), Sam Totman series (STM Model) etc.

Although the history of Ibanez guitars is a rather long one, it has greatly affected the guitar world with its unique and progressive designs.

By Chaz Beers

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