Ibanez is a Japanese guitar, bass guitar and effect pedal producer that appeals to many people. In the 1970s, Ibanez as we know it today, they started building imitations on famous brands such as Gibson and Fender . After this they started producing their own designs.
Many know Ibanez because of the guitars they build for players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and for example John Petrucci. They also build 7- and even 8-string guitars.
Nowadays Ibanez does not just focus on the so-called "Superstrats" but they also make acoustic guitars.