James 'Munky' Shaffer from Korn discusses the features and design of his new 2014 Signature Guitars from Ibanez - APEX200 and APEX20.
Ibanez met up with Brian 'Head' Welch, and his Korn bandmates, at the 2014 NAMM Show to unveil his new Ibanez signature model, the Komrad 20.
Stéphan Forté's virtuosity and fierce imagination have been lighting up the sound of France's dark prog metallers Adagio since 2001. Range, invention, and dramatic tension of his style sharpen the edge of neoclassical guitar and re-define what it means to be a shredder. After five albums with Adagio, Forté's solo debut "The Shadows Compendium" leaps into the stratosphere, uniting highly technical chops, romanticism and spectacular narratives. Acclaim follows from guitar gurus such as Jason Becker, and Marty Friedman invites him to support his 2012 European tour. Stéphan is at the moment putting the final touches to the writing of his second solo album, which is without any doubt about to raise the shred game to the next level.
Ibanez sat down with Marten Hagstrom of Meshuggah to discuss the new M80M signature 8-string guitar. The instrument features an Ash body, 5pc Maple/Walnut 29.4" neck, Jumbo frets, Rosewood fingerboard, FX Edge III bridge, and the Lundgren Model M8P pickup.
In this short interview, guitarist and composer Steve Vai discusses the inspiration and features of the JEM7V7 guitar. Based on many requests from players and fans throughout the world, Ibanez introduces the JEM7V7 7-string JEM, featuring a 5-piece maple/wenge neck, DiMarzio Blaze pickups, Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo and the iconic Tree-of-Life inlay.
The new Ibanez UV70P model pays tribute to the legendary UV7 introduced by Steve Vai in 1990. In this video, Steve discusses the various features of the guitar and the inspiration for this new model in his signature arsenal.
In this short interview, guitarist and composer Steve Vai discusses the inspiration and features of the JEM7V7 guitar. Based on many requests from players and fans throughout the world, Ibanez introduces the JEM7V7 7-string JEM, featuring a 5-piece maple/wenge neck, DiMarzio Blaze pickups, Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo and the iconic Tree-of-Life inlay. Check it out and an Ibanez dealer near you!!
Nili Brosh was born in Israel and moved to Boston at age 12 with her family. She attended Berklee College of Music, and has performed with many artists including Guthrie Govan, Stu Hamm, Andy Timmons, the Iron Maidens and Tony MacAlpine. She is currently working on her second solo CD. Ibanez sat down with her to discuss how she uses 7-string models in her music and live performances.
TesseracT is a UK-based progressive metal. Their massive and unique guitar sound has garnered a lot of positive attention since the release of their debut record "One" on Century Media Records. In this video interview, guitarists Acle Kahney and James Monteith talk about their use of 7-String extended range guitars, what influenced them to use these guitars and how these instruments have helped shape their own sound.
Mårten Hagström from Meshuggah discusses at length the inspiration and features of the new M8M signature guitar. Manufactured in a small facility in Japan with the highest regard to material selection and craftsmanship, the Ibanez M8M is the premier 8-String guitar for today's metal musician.
Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders discuss the features and benefits of using Ibanez 7 and 8-string guitars and how they influence their writing and performance. Ibanez caught up with them backstage at their Philadelphia, PA show in 2012.
Ibanez sits down with Norwegian metal legend Ihsahn during his recent tour of Japan. Hear him discuss his use of 7 and 8-String guitars in both live and studio settings and how they challenge him to come up with unique new musical ideas. Be sure to check out his new release 'Eremita' which will be available in June 2012!
In the 1997 video, "Seventh Heaven," Korn members, James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch, discuss and demonstrate the elemental role of the 7-string guitar in their musical approach.