I've been using Ibanez guitars for nearly 20 years. I had noticed already long ago that all my favorite guitar players use Ibanez. Steve Vai, George Benson, Paul Gilbert, John Scofield, Joe Satriani, Pat Metheny - all of them have played Ibanez. I've grown up with music of these musicians. That's why I can say for sure - I am also grateful to Ibanez company for my musical development. There is Ibanez FRM100 - TR - an awesome instrument! Once I heard Paul Gilbert's album Fuzz Universe - that was just superb! I've listened to it about 20 times - amazing album! Incredible musicality, beauty and harmony, virtuosic and, at the same time, stunning playing by Paul.
That was absolutely new Paul Gilbert to me. And I was especially impressed with his sound on this album. It seemed like it wasn't typical Paul's sound. That was something new and fresh.
A very intelligent, not too distorted, a bit vintage sound, terrific sound that I fell in love with.
There was Ibsnez FRM100-TR!
The nice surprise is that instrument isn't expensive, but it does sound amazing. When I purchased it, I played so much that erased frets in 6 months, now I got new frets - steel ones.
It is such a terrific thing that Ibanez never stops progressing.
They can always surprise you with new excellent guitar models!
And one more thing - to be an Ibanez artist is a big honor for any musician, no matter how big and popular he or she is!
Ibanez Flying Fingers 2016 Dmitriy Zhynkin Moscow Russia