Platinum Collection -
Platinum is inherently rare, objectively valuable, and unequivocally striking in appearance. These qualities are sought after in many things, including the world of luthiery and instrument building. To this end, we strived to create something entirely new, a series of instruments imbued with old-world, hand-built, and rarified qualities. This is a line of acoustic guitars unlike any we’ve produced before; The Ibanez Platinum collection. Utilizing the highest-quality woods and crafted with uncompromising attention to detail, these instruments represent the highest pinnacle of design and tone for Ibanez Acoustic Guitars.
5pc African Mahogany/Pau Ferro neck
The African Mahogany and Pau Ferro 5pc neck has enhanced durability.
Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response and effortless articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes.
Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce top
Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce Top delivers a vintage dry sound.
Solid Pau Ferro back and sides
Solid Pau Ferro back and sides provide a sensitive tone and good clarity along with an enormous frequency range that offers wave after wave of shimmering highs, tight mids and a full-bodied low end.
Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup, Tap pickup
The combination of Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup and Tap pickup offers a warmer, more natural acoustic tone with clarity of sounds.
PowerTap Earth Blend
Blending the Rare Earth Mic Blend Active Soundhole pickup with Tap pickup, Fishman PowerTap Earth Blend system allows the guitar to capture the string vibration through the whole body and neck, which provides a rich acoustic tone and a dynamic percussive sound from the body and neck.
Macassar Ebony top loading bridge
For a better percussive sound, the Macassar Ebony bridge features a top loading system without a bridgepin. It also offers a fast and easy method for string changes.
Fiberglass case included
The Ibanez fiberglass case offers extreme protection for your instrument.
Asymmetric jumbo body
Developed for modern fingerstyle players, the asymmetric jumbo body features a low-end focused sound and tapping friendly shape
Thermo Aged™ Spruce Modified X-M Bracing
With several years spent on research and development, Ibanez developed their new X-M bracing design. The carefully designed scalloped X-bracing, features strategically positioned tone and finger braces, which transmit string vibration more efficiently through the bridge, to the body, greatly enhancing the quality and projection of the sound. This modified X-M Bracing design creates a highly responsive sound with a wide dynamic range, but it also emphasizes a focused low-end, which perfectly complements modern fingerstyle playing. The bracing also under goes a Thermo-Aging process, making it lighter while adding structural stability for improved resonance