The Ibanez Guitar is one of the best bass guitar manufacturers offers many great kids guitar!
The Ibanez Guitar for Kids brand is actually owned by the Japanese company Hoshino Gakki. The company was started in 1908 as a musical instrument sales division of the Hoshino Shoten bookstore company. The company is located in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The Ibanez brand name dates back to 1929 when Hoshino Gakki began importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain.
Salvador Ibanez began his apprenticeship as a luthier during the latter half of 19th century. After his apprenticeship , Ibanez opened his first guitar shop in 1870 in which he crafted fine bandurrias, lutes and a variety of six and nine-string guitars renowned for their sound and outstanding craftsmanship. In 1897, he invented world’s first double-necked guitar, which secured his place in history as a master craftsman. He died in 1920 but his company continued operations.
When the Ibanez Guitar manufacturing facility was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, the guitars were no longer available, so Hoshino Gakki bought the brand name rights and started making Spanish acoustic guitars in 1935, at first using the “Ibanez Salvador” brand name, and then later switching to the “Ibanez” brand name . For the next twenty-five years, the company developed it’s manufacturing skills and technology. It had no western presence until the 1960′s when it shared Ibanez guitar designs with the English company JT Coppock Leeds Ltd. and Charles Summerfield Ltd.. Both companies were located in England and imported Ibanez instruments.
During the 1960s Japanese guitar makers copied American guitar designs and Ibanez manufactured and sold copies of Gibson, Fender and Rickenbacker models. This resulted in lawsuits and Ibanez was forced to develop their own original models such as the Iceman and Roadstar.
Renowned players have favored the electric Ibanez guitar. Guitarists Frank Gambale, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Nuno Bettencourt. Herman Li, have all had great success with the Ibanez Guitar. Zappa’s guitarist, Steve Vai formed promoted Ibanez in the early 1990s, a partnership that resulted in the famous JEM and Universe designs. After the success of the JEM, a cheaper version of this model was designed and it too, was an instant hit among electric guitar players.
Mention the Ibanez Guitar and today, everyone associates the brand with the bass guitar. The bass guitar is a stringed instrument normally played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping but wild players use a pick. The bass is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a larger body, a longer neck and longer scale length, and usually has four strings which are, an octave lower in pitch than the four lower strings of a standard guitars.
The electric Ibanez guitar, whether the bass or the classic, are known for their warm tone and crisp sound. They also have an excellent reputation for giving you that bad boy look without emptying your wallet and your savings. The Ibanez guitar is a great kids guitar. You can purchase a kids guitar in both electric and bass models. The price is reasonable and the quality is amazing!