Like most artistic communities, musicians are a very diverse crowd with very diverse needs. Moore Music founder Pat Moore signed up with Ibanez and TAMA parent company Hoshino way back in 1980 to help address them. Few companies are able to effectively cover these needs as well as Ibanez. For decades, Ibanez has offered boutique tone and playability at budget gear costs. Ibanez electrics are fine examples of standard designs and also offer completely new experimental lines. No matter what your instrument, chances are you will be able to find a well-made, budget-friendly example with an Ibanez logo.
Ibanez was one of the first Japanese-owned instrument manufacturers to gain a foothold in the United States, and way back in 1980 our brick-and-mortar store, Moore Music, became one of the first U.S. retailers to offer Ibanez guitars to our customers.
When you think of Ibanez guitars, you probably envision the sounds of heavy rock. After all, Ibanez was the first manufacturer to mass-produce the seven and eight-string guitars favored by today’s heavy metal players. And with signature models produced for artists like Paul Gilbert, Nita Strauss, Steve Vai and Andy Timmons, it’s easy to see why folks slot them into the heavy rock niche. But Ibanez is an extremely diverse guitar brand. Their hollowbody line includes signature models produced for Pat Metheny, George Benson, and John Scofield.
Ibanez’s strength springs from the company’s ability to produce innovative instruments, respond to changing musical genres and recruit new players. Ibanez was one of the first guitar manufacturers to allow their artists to spec completely original models, resulting in highly popular guitars that were driven by artist needs, not marketing teams.
With innovations like the ultra-fast compound-radius Wizard neck, and their excursions into extended-range guitars and fan-fret models, Ibanez continues to provide forward looking solutions for today’s players.
Above all else, Ibanez is associated with value – from entry level to top-of-the-line. Ibanez guitars deliver boutique tone and aesthetics priced for the masses. From vintage-styled archtops with creamy-toned pickups to cutting-edge designs like the Iceman and JEM series with fire-breathing output, there’s an Ibanez that suits your needs right here at Moore Guitars.