Ibanez guitars are awesome, they are well known for their line of acoustics especially the artwood series and their electric guitars. I have a artwood acoustic guitar and it sounds bright, looks very beautiful and does me well. I've listened to others play their electric guitars and they have a different sound that I enjoy. It sounds different from the other guitars such as Gibson, Fender, etc and is it's own style. Ibanez has a line which is affordable from beginning to advanced end and is never a cheap item. I would recommend them.