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Today is NAMM day, and that means new models! First of all, there are the new RG Premium series models: the RG920QMZ for the US market, the RG870QMZ for the EU market and the "workhorse" RG870Z. Ibanez also revised the complete non-Prestige RGA series. All RGA models now have the same horn scoops and Ibanez also added two EMG-equipped models to the lineup: The RGA72QME and the tremolo-equipped RGA72TQMZE. More models get the new Edge Zero II tremolo, including the RG350MZ, RG350MPZ and RGD320Z. Ibanez also finally comes with an affordable, tremolo-equipped RG7, the RG7320Z. Last but not least, there's the new APEX100 signature model for Korn's James "Munky" Shaffer and the somewhat new DragonForce guitarist Sam Totman model, the STM2.
Also, check out the 2011 Showcase models, the RG2011SC and DN2011SC.
That's not all of it, expect more updates later today or tomorrow. For all 2011 updates, check Portal:2011.Read more >
The Winter NAMM Show traditionally is the moment Ibanez reveals it's new lineup. This year's show starts January 13, but anyone who reads a couple of forums or blogs, already knows what to expect. Like last year, No new guitar models will be posted on Ibanez Wiki until Ibanez reveals them at Winter NAMM.
Currently, I'm very busy preparing everything, so do not expect many updates the coming week. All already available news concerning 2011 models can be found at Portal:2011.Read more >
Ibanez Japan revealed a couple of new and updated guitar models on their website this week, expected to be for sale next year. While this website is for the Japanese market only, it usually is an indication of what the whole world can expect next year.
The most remarkable news is the introduction of the Edge Zero II tremolo for a couple of models, including the RG350DXZ and RGA42TZ. The Edge Zero II is obviously based on the Edge Zero, but, as a replacement for the Edge III, in a more affordable package. Expect this one on more (if not all) previously Edge III-equipped models next year.
Other news is the introduction of the RG3250MZ. While it looks like a fairly common cross between the RG1550MZ and RG3550MZ, it should be noted that this one has a matching headstock, something uncommon for these kind of Prestige models.
For a full list of (confirmed) models on Ibanez Wiki expected to be for sale soon see Portal:2011. Also check out this blog on blogspot for more Ibanez news.Read more >