My Favorite Ibanez Guitars.
Hey guys, first thanks for viewing this article, i hope it helps you choose a good guitar or just helps you see what is out there. Well, lets get going:
Ok i know, its a signature model. But Herman Li’s EGEN18 is a brilliant guitar. So first off, the technical info:
Neck: 5pc Wizard Maple/Walnut Neck
Body: Flamed Maple top/Mahogany body
Fret: Jumbo frets
Neck pu: DiMarzio HLM (H) neck pu
Middle pu: DiMarzio (s) mid pu
Bridge pu: DiMarzio HLM (H) bridge pu
Ok so sure, that might not mean alot to you. So lets speak in laymans language and about some of the modifications made to the guitar. Firstly the deeper cut horn, this was modeled using herman li’s hand and the E-Gens unique scoop at the back of the body allows much easier access to the high frets at any angle, thus making solos a hell of a lot easier. That, coupled with the scalloped frets in that area makes scales extremely easy. Perfect for that mind blowing solo.
Impressed already? Im only just getting started. On the upper horn the E-Gen has herman li’s custom “Kung Fu” grip which he says is “essential” for his performances on stage. The low profile mid pickup setting is there to make sure it doesn’t get in the way of some extreme strumming from alternative picking to heavy rythmn.
Lastly, the Edge-Zero bridge and the DiMarzio Herman Li Custom Pickups (quote from Ibanez.com):
The most stable and versatile locking bridge. Customised Edge-Zero bridge with specially designed springs for Herman’s preferred tremolo bar feel; smoother with increased sensitivity. Deeply routed tremolo cavity makes the E-Gen capable of an extremely wide range of whammy bar tones and applications. From the most screamingly high harmonics to guttural dive-bombs, this tremolo system does it all! The Edge-Zero E-Gen Custom also includes ‘locking studs’ bridge posts as an optional installation.
So there is Herman Li’s Custom… More soon.