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For a list of Xiphos models, see Category:Xiphos models.

The Ibanez Xiphos (XP) series is a series of electric guitars produced by Hoshino Gakki, first introduced in 2007. Although the Xiphos does resemble other 'Destroyer' and 'X' shaped guitars, it is considered a new model and is the first completely X shaped guitar since the 1984 Axstar models. The Xiphos is part of the Ibanez X series, Ibanez' collection of radically shaped guitars since 1983.

Most Xiphos models fit in the X series "700 series" mold of guitars with a neck-through-body construction, mahogany body wings, DiMarzio D Activator pickups and a Gibraltar Custom bridge (or Edge III tremolo).

The tremolo-equipped XPT700 was the first XP. A hard-tailed version was introduced a year later as the XPT700FX, as well as the seven-string XPT707FX. The first more affordable model was introduced in 2009 as the XP300FX.

The XPT700XH introduced in 2009 has the most unique feature on a XP production model to date, namely a 27-fret neck. An even more unique model is the 2010 Showcase limited production XP, the XPT1400TW a 6- and 7-string double neck guitar.

The XPIR20E introduced in 2015 is now part of the Iron Label series, featuring an ebony fretboard and EMG pickups.

Detailed views of the XPT700
Front (2007-2008)
Xpt side 09
Front (2009-2010)
Xpt700 3
Neck joint (2007-2008)
Neck joint (2009-2010)

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