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Ibanez RB and RGA Models – Quality and Versatility In A Beginner Electric Guitar

Ibanez RB and RGA Models - Quality and Versatility In A Beginner Electric Guitar

  In my opinion two of the most important things to look for in a great beginner electric guitar is quality in the craftsmanship and versatility both in sound and playability. While there are many guitar makers that are offering these traits in their line of student and starter guitars and for this I am going to focus on two Ibanez models – the RB and the RGA models – from the Ibanez standard series. The Ibanez RG and Ibanez

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1986 Ibanez Allan Holdsworth AH-20 Solidbody White

1986 Ibanez Allan Holdsworth AH-20 Solidbody White

The late Allan Holdsworth came seemingly out of nowhere and put the developing jazz-fusion scene on its ear from the early 1970’s.

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Made In Japan – Ibanez Prestige RG

Made In Japan – Ibanez Prestige RG

Most often when guitar players think of premium made electric guitars major US brand names come to mind. However, the sometimes overlooked high quality guitars produced in Japan can provide players with an equivalent instrument at significant savings. Having just spent three weeks of vacation in Japan this year I was able to see first-hand the pride and craftsmanship that goes into all things Japanese made all the way from their Sushi to premium electric guitars. It was also very

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1988 Ibanez George Benson GB-10 (consignment) SOLD

1988 Ibanez George Benson GB-10 (consignment) SOLD

This example of the Ibanez George Benson GB-10 is in very good condition, with light play wear; with a good clean it could look near mint but aged. The binding has yellowed very nicely, perhaps to the tone of a 1950’s guitar.

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1939 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway Archtop Guitar (consignment) SOLD

1939 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway Archtop Guitar (consignment)  SOLD

In the time between the World Wars, giant archtops ruled the Earth’s stages and bandstands, and in that period, Epiphone was one of the most dominant names. During the 1930’s, Epiphone used the ‘Masterbilt’ label to denote higher-end instruments.

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2002 Ibanez Artist AR2000 Prestige (Consignment) No Longer Available

2002 Ibanez Artist AR2000 Prestige (Consignment) No Longer Available

This 2002 Ibanez Artist AR2000 Prestige is a great illustration of the quality level Ibanez is capable of.

Ibanez makes a lot of different guitars, and their Artist series is near the top. The AR2000 Prestige was built between 1998 and 2003, when it was superceded by the AR3000.

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