Ibanez commemorates US distributor Hoshino's 50th anniversary with dazzling Custom Shop Collection

Ibanez electric guitars
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2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Ibanez’s US-based distributor Hoshino USA, and to celebrate, the Japanese brand has announced a commemorative line of Custom Shop electric guitars and bass guitars.

The occasion sees Ibanez’s LA and Japanese-based Aichi Prefecture Custom Shops join forces for a range of exclusive, hand-crafted six-strings – each of which will be totally unique – in what will be its largest run of custom instruments ever.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.