2008 (MMVIII) was the anniversary year of Joe Satriani as Ibanez endorser as well as the introduction year of the Edge Zero tremolo. Three new signature series were introduced for Herman Li, Sam Totman and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. The S Prestige series production moved back from Korea to Japan.
In 2008 the Artist series returned with a regular production Prestige model in the shape of the AR300RE. Of the three more afforable Artist series, the ARC series was discontinued in favor of the other single-cut model, the ART series, which grew from a single model in 2007 to six models in 2008.
Limited edition models
2008 Spring Special Limited Edition models
Apart from the guitar models, the 2008 Spring Special line consisted of three checkered bass guitar models, two Talman acoustic guitars with graphic finishes and two special practice amplifiers.
The RG08LTD and RGR08LTD might be two of the most well-recieved Spring Special models.
|2008 Spring Special Limited Edition|
|RG08LTD||RG model with Sakura Blast theme.|
|RGR08LTD||RGR model with Gear of the Ninja theme and a single Seymour Duncan Blackouts pickup.|
|GRGM08LTD1||GRG Mikro model with special Seventies Sunburst finish.|
|GRGM08LTD2||GRG Mikro model with special Eighties Pink finish.|
|GRGM08LTD3||GRG Mikro model with special Nineties Silver finish.|