Ibanez - over a century of musical innovation

Founded in 1908 by Yoshitaro Hoshino, the Hoshino Gakki Co. (parent company of Ibanez and Tama) is a pioneering and renowned icon of the musical instrument industry. From humble beginnings through over a century of achievement, its storied history is replete with examples of revolutionary products. I asked Yoshihiro Hoshino, Chairman of the Japanese company, about this impressive accomplishment. He credits their success and longevity to “creativity, quality, customer service and offering value for the money.”

Even before the company’s bold expansion as one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain traction in Europe and the USA, one key to the success of Ibanez has been their unwavering commitment to innovation.

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