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Ibanez Unveils New 2023 Guitars

Ibanez Unveils New 2023 Guitars

Ibanez introduces new guitars and basses for 2023.


FRH10N Acoustic

New for 2023, Ibanez has introduced their new FRN10H acoustic guitar. This new offering from Ibanez looks familiar in that it shares a common lineage with the TOD10N, Tim Henson’s signature model unveiled in October of last year. The FRN10H features a 50mm body depth, making it quite a bit thinner than most conventional acoustic instruments. The body is comprised of a solid Sitka Spruce top, and Sapele back and sides, while the neck is made of Nyatoh and capped with a Walnut fretboard.

  • 22 frets
  • FRH body solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Sapele back & sides
  • Body depth: 50/50mm at neck joint/body end
  • C shape Nyatoh neck
  • Walnut fretboard & bridge
  • 46mm width nut Bone nut & saddle
  • Gold Classical tuners
  • Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle pickup
  • Ibanez Custom Electronics
  • D'Addario EXP45 strings
  • Fan Bracing for FRH
  • 46mm width nut / 400R fretboard radius
  • Side Sound Port
  • Finishes: Brown Sunburst Flat, Natural Flat

LIST PRICE: $749.99. ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $499.99.

SML721 Electric

New for 2023, Ibanez has unveiled the new SML721, part of the new Axe Design Lab series. This new instrument is based on the venerable S body shape with several features that make it an exciting, modern interpretation of the S. The central defining feature of this guitar is the use of what Ibanez refers to as “light” multi-scale. Visually, this presents as the first fret being parallel with the nut, with the frets gradually tilting inward as one moved further up the neck. The purpose of this design is not to facilitate drop tuning as it is with other multi-scale designs, but to deliver better string-to-string tension and improved playability in standard tuning. The guitar is also equipped with the same Q58 humbuckers found on the Q series as well as the Dyna-MIX10 switching system, making this model highly versatile from a tonal standpoint. Other notable features include a Rosewood fretboard, Luminescent side dot inlays, Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads, and an eye-capturing Rose Gold Chameleon finish.

  • Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
  • 25.5" scale at 6th string, 25" scale at 1st string
  • Nyatoh body
  • Rosewood fretboard w/Off-set white dot inlay
  • Jumbo JESCAR EVO gold frets
  • Q58 (H) neck pickup
  • Q58 (H) bridge pickup
  • Dyna-MIX10 switching system w/Alter Switch
  • Mono-rail bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
  • Luminescent side dot inlay
  • Finish: Rose Gold Chameleon

LIST PRICE: $1,333.32. ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $999.99.

RGDMS8 Electric

New for 2023, Ibanez has unveiled the RGDMS8, part of the new Axe Design Lab series. Created with the extended-range enthusiast in mind, this new RGD combines features like 25.5”-27.2” multi-scale construction, Fishman Fluence pickups, and an 8-string design. This combination offers not only an exceptional range but also outstanding drop-tuning potential. The guitar also sports an undeniably modern appearance because of the multi-scale neck, white pickup covers, and Classic Silver Metallic finish; a sharp combination not easily missed on stage. Other important features on this model include a Fishman Fluence voicing switch, coil-tap switch, and Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads.

  • Wizard III-8 for Multi Scale 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
  • 27.2" scale at 8th string, 25.5" scale at 1st string
  • Nyatoh body
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard w/White Step off-set dot inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker (H) neck pickup
  • Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker (H) bridge pickup
  • Coil-tap switch
  • Fishman Fluence Voicing switch
  • Mono-rail bridge
  • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
  • Finish: Classic Silver Metallic

LIST PRICE: $1,653.32. ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,199.99.

EHB1005F Bass

New for 2023, Ibanez has introduced the latest addition to its EHB lineup of headless basses, the EHB1005F. This bass shares a largely similar feature set with that of the EHB1000 series. It’s equipped with a chambered AmericanBasswood body, a Roasted Maple/Walnut neck, Bartolini BH2 pickups, luminescent side dots, and a Vari-Mid three-band EQ. However, the instrument is the first-ever fretless EHB. This bass is not only unique in its function, but it’s also one of the more unique-looking EHBs. This distinctive look comes from the combination of a blue Richlite fretboard and a brand-new Arctic Ocean Matte finish. Each component plays off the other, creating an uncommon and attention-grabbing aesthetic. This new design combines the modern features and benefits of the EHB series with the artistic dynamics and expressive nature of the fretless bass.

  • EHB5 5pc Roasted Maple/Walnut neck w/Graphite reinforcement rods
  • American Basswood body
  • Richlite Blue Canyon fretboard
  • Bartolini BH2 neck pickup
  • Bartolini BH2 bridge pickup
  • Vari-mid 3-band EQ
  • EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
  • MR5HS bridge (18mm string spacing)
  • Black hardware
  • Ibanez custom headpieces
  • Schaller S-Locks strap lock pins
  • Luminescent side dot inlay
  • Chambered body
  • Scooped cut on back of body
  • Gig bag included
  • Finish: Arctic Ocean Matte

LIST: $1,791.10. ESTIMATED STREET PRICE: $1,299.99.

For more information, please visit ibanez.com.

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