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It's been a few weeks since Ibanez's new 2017 lineup made its debut at the NAMM show. As of this morning I finished the task of adding all the new models and updating all of the models carried over from previous years. So the wiki should now contain all known current Ibanez solid body guitar models.
The easiest way (for now) to see all the 2017 models in one place is to check out Category:2017 models. In the near future I hope to have a 2017 portal created which will be similar to this one for 2014.
As of now I've seen only the USA and European 2017 catalogs. We've also got the 2017 USA new product book which documents the new models for the US market. If anyone has access to or knows where I can find the catalog for any of the other markets (Asia, North America or Japan), please let me know.
Happy browsing! \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 22:31, February 7, 2017 (UTC)Read more >
If you've been following this blog, you're probably aware of the ongoing effort to bring this wiki back to life and make it into the Internet's most definitive resource for information about Ibanez guitars. This effort was undertaken this spring when I happened upon the wiki and realized what a great resource it is. Unfortunately, the wiki's founder had been inactive for the previous five years and the site was not being actively updated.
Our first step was to add articles for all of the models produced since 2011. This first stage was completed in mid-June.
We then re-focused our efforts on filling in the gaps of everything prior to 2011. This effort has been ongoing since and we recently completed documenting the models back through 1993. The site now includes every catalog model of solid body guitar from 1993 through 2016...24 years of comprehensive coverage. Along the way we've also added a number of spot models which never appeared in a catalog. I've personally added over 1,500 imag…Read more >
I noticed recently that its been a couple of months since I've posted on the ongoing effort to jumpstart this wiki and make it THE comprehensive online source for Ibanez information.
As of today every catalog model back to 2002 has been added to the wiki. That means we've now got 15 years of comprehensive coverage of Ibanez solid body guitars. With that, we're (chronologically) half way to our stated goal of covering the period from 1987 (when the first JEMs and the original RG550 were introduced) through present.
Currently this wiki contains 1,294 guitar model articles, which is an increase of over 100 since late June and of 539 articles since this jumpstart effort began. This represents an increase in coverage of over 70%.
Obviously, more work lies ahead, but the progress made to date has been substantial. My immediate goals include completing the coverage of the 1987–2001 period. Once that work is done I intend to refocus on wiki usability and design and making sure that existing articles …Read more >
Ibanez Wiki Forums
Here are some other Ibanez-related sites you might want to check out:
- Official Ibanez site
- The Ibanez forum
- Ibanez Collectors World (ICW)
- ICW forum
- Ibanez Rules!!
- JEM site
- Ibanez Wiki (the other one)
- Mr. Ibanez' vintage guitars
- The Destroyer Guy
- Steve Vai's site
- Joe Satriani Universe
- Kessier's list of J Customs