New 2018 Ibanez Guitars, Basses, and Pedals

2018 Ibanez Guitars Basses and Pedals

We had a chance to get our hands on some of the new 2018 Ibanez models. Here are a few of our favorites starting with the electric guitar models.

2018 Ibanez AZ2402 Prestige Electric Guitar

This new AZ model comes with a roasted maple neck and fingerboard. Jumbo stainless steel frets that have the prestige fret end treatment that keeps the fret ends smooth. This tone machine comes with Seymour Duncan Hyperion pickups and includes the alter switch. This guitar also has luminescent side dot markers that can be seen on the darkest of stages.

2018 Ibanez AZ2018 Ibanez AZ Prestige2018 Ibanez AZ Controls

 

2018 Ibanez RGEW521ZC Electric Guitar

This is a favorite at the AMS office. It features a roasted maple wizard III neck and a bound Macassar ebony fretboard. Jumbo frets, a fixed bridge and wooden knobs come stock on this model. It’s body has a ziricote top on a mahogany back. A Dimarzio air norton in the neck and a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge mixed with a 5 way switch give you plenty of tonal options.

2018 Ibanez RGEW521ZC2018 Ibanez RGEW521ZC Wooden Knobs2018 Ibanez Macassar Ebony Fingerboard

2018 Ibanez Bass Workshop Upswing Upright Bass

The latest from the Bass Workshop series is the Upswing upright bass. This bass may look like other upright electric basses but it does have a unique feature. With the AeroSilk piezo pickup, you can bow or play fingerstyle without any switches or buttons. The tone control on the bass gives you a wide range of voices. Roll off the tone for an acoustic like tone. The bass also includes a Tama Roadpro stand and a gig bag that fits the bass and stand.

2018 Ibanez Uptown Upright Bass2018 Ibanez Bass Workshop Uptown Upright Bass Bridge

2018 Ibanez Bass Workshop Uptown Upright Bass Bridge

2018 Ibanez SR875 Bass Guitar

Check out the blue reef gradation finish on the new SR875 5 string bass. Don’t let the finish think this bass is all flash. There are some awesome features you might miss if you don’t look closely. First the Accu-Cast B505 bridge gives you the ability to adjust your string spacing. A simple allen key is all it takes to adjust the spacing and have the bass setup to your exact needs.

2018 Ibanez SR875 Bass Bridge Accu-cast b505 bridge2018 Ibanez SR875 Controls

2018 Ibanez SR975 Blue Reed Gradation Headstock

2018 Ibanez Artwood AVNB1E and AVNB1FE Parlor Acoustic Bass Guitars

The brand new parlor size acoustic electric bass comes in two flavors. The first is a fretted version, the other is the FE version that is fretless. These smaller size and scale length acoustic electrics are fun to play and have a solid Sitka Spruce top. The mahogany back and sides keep the low end nice and warm. This isn’t a toy, this is the real deal acoustic bass that is fun and easy to play. It is in the same range scale length as a traditional electric guitar at 25″. This is a great instrument for a guitar player that needs to double on bass at some gigs.

2018 Ibanez AVNB1FE Fretless Parlor Bass2018 Ibanez AVNB1E Fretted Parlor Bass

2018 Ibanez AVNB1FE Electronics

2018 Ibanez AEWC300 Acoustic Electric Guitar

The twists and turns on the new AEWC300 would make a traditional acoustic player dizzy. This guitar was designed to fit you, the player, at any part of the guitar. It has an arm contour on the top for your right arm. It’s back is contoured to fit snug up against your body. The special cutaway gives plenty of access and makes playing up top easy on the right hand. It looks like the guitar is twisting but it is just designed to fit you like a glove. If you try one on you will not be sorry.

2018 Ibanez AEWC300 Neck2018 Ibanez AEWC300 NNB Neck cutaway

2018 Ibanez AEWC300 Back

 

2018 Ibanez NU TubeScreamer Overdrive Pedal

How do you make the original TS808 or TS9 better? Add a tube to it. The NU TubeScreamer takes Korg’s NuTube technology and adds it to the legendary green pedal. This warms up the overdrive that we all have loved since the 80’s. There is now a blend knob to dial in the right amount of clean signal. The original tube screamers had the clean signal preset and you were not able to adjust the blend level. Another cool feature they added was the ability to run this pedal at 9 or 18 volts. If you choose to run it at 18 volts, you will get more headroom and dynamic range. The Nu TubeScreamer is sure to be another classic from Ibanez.

2018 Ibanez New NuTube Screamer Top2018 Ibanez New NuTube Screamer Top

2018 Ibanez new NuTube Screamer 9 or 18 Volts

 

Check out the rest of the 2018 Ibanez line here.

 

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