Ibanez have just announced some updates to the Metal guitarist focussed Iron Label series and unfortunately have brought back my least favourite feature of the 90’s, Abalone binding… Don’t worry though the black guitars are still available but now you can get a Sapphire Blue Burst 6 string with a quilted Maple top, a figured Bubinga S series 6 string version, a transparent grey 7 string with quilted Maple top and finally a quilted Maple topped 8 string in Burgundy Wine. If they removed the Abalone binding on the body and headstock I actually reckon they would sell more but maybe Ibanez think they would be too similar to the Ibanez Premium range.

For more info head over to the Ibanez Iron Label site.