Best Ibanez guitars: 13 standard and signature Ibanez models for every budget

Group shot of Ibanez electric guitars against a Friedman amp
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The best Ibanez guitars come in all shapes, sizes, finishes and price points – so whether you’re after a budget-friendly shred machine, a well-priced hollowbody, or a high-end Superstrat, there’s something for you in Ibanez’s vast product catalog. 

While Ibanez is possibly best-known for the signature guitars of the virtuosic Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, your options are much more than a deluge of gain and divebombs. Modern blues icon Josh Smith has his FLATV signature – an out and out blues machine – and Yvette Young’s YY10 and YY20 signature models offer some of the sweetest clean tones around.

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James Farmer

James is a freelance writer and former Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World. Before writing, James worked as a guitar salesman at a local music store, so he knows a thing or two about matching people with their perfect instruments. James also has experience working in other areas of the music trade, having briefly worked for online music distributor, RouteNote. James is a guitarist, bassist and drummer and has also toured the UK and Europe with his old band Hypophora.