Theyre geared towards shredders/metal players. The pickups they have are tailored towards a high gain/metal sound and they usually have a Floyd Rose style trem, which are common in metal/shred.
Ibanez utilized hot EMG and DiMarzio pickups. They upgraded their legendary Wizard neck to make it even faster and more durable. They stripped down the look of the instruments and added a kill switch to some models. The Iron Label Series improves every year, making these guitars a solid choice for extreme metal.
Ibanez guitars are not just metal guitars. They offer a range aimed at other genres such as jazz, country, funk, and blues with the Artcore series. This range is aimed at softer genres with low output pickups and other features for playing a variety of musical genres and playing styles.
Kiko Loureiro (born 1972) of bands such as Angra and Megadeth uses the Ibanez Kiko100 from his signature line of guitars. Phil Lynott (1949–1986) of Thin Lizzy used an Ibanez Roadster RS900 bass guitar. Daron Malakian (born 1975) is the lead guitarist for System of a Down.