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Ibanez Guitars For Beginners

Updated on January 15, 2014

Ibanez - A Beginner Guitar With Room To Grow

If you are the parent of a teenager, you very well could have experienced the repeated request for a musical instrument. In my case if my teenage son didn't get an electric guitar, he truly believed the world would stop turning and time would actually stand still.

Like me, you may not know the first thing about this instrument and so have no idea where to begin to research this investment. Of course your teen will be informing you what the right purchase is, and if your teen is anything like mine it will be a guitar of second mortgage proportions which isn't likely to happen in the majority of households. So the chore falls to you to invest in a good guitar that will satisfy your teen with that extravagant taste as well as your bank account which if it's anything like mine is far from extravagant.

So I thought I would share my beginner Ibanez guitar purchase with you and perhaps help you on this head scratching journey.

Will They Stick With It.....Or Not?

Invest In Your Childs Dreams With A Beginner Ibanez

It's an issue many parents struggle with. Your child wants to try a new interest that costs money. An interest that potentially could cost a LOT of money.

Of course, you want them to explore all avenues to find their passion in life. But you are realistic also. You walk by the hockey equipment gathering cob webs in the garage, the thousands of baseball cards you know are somewhere in the attic, and remember the black belt in karate that never progressed further than a yellow belt. Let's face it, many kids will try many things before realizing their passion.

Your teen is now convinced he will be the next Eddie VanHalen, Paul Gilbert or Eric Clapton. You want to give him or her every opportunity to discover if this will be the case, but you don't want to add an expensive guitar and all it's trimmings to the other items in the "no longer intererested" collection.

So which guitar do you invest in that will provide you a great value for your money and enable your teen to become the next Joe Satriani?

Well, having been at that point and now nearly four years later, neither my teenage son nor myself have regretted our purchase of the Ibanez as a guitar for the beginner. He is now long past the beginner stage, but the Ibanez is still serving him well, as well as my wallet!

Beginner Ibanez Jumpstart - Everything You Need In One Easy Package

Ibanez Jumpstart - The Best Value Then And Now

Still Playing Ibanez Six Years Later!

When we purchased the Ibanez Jumpstart package six years ago, everything we needed came in that one package. There was nothing else to buy. Of all the guitar brands, Ibanez had the best value because everything was included.

And the good news? Six years later, the guitar, amp and all the accessories are still functioning just fine. The only purchases have been strings and picks!n (Updated 2/8/11: the headphones did need replacing after approximately three years)

Update 4/6/2011: It seems our Ibanez investment is continuing to pay off. My son has cooled off a little with playing the electric guitar and is spending more time on his acoustic guitar as well as playing the drums. The good news? My oldest daughter who is twelve and plays the drums and keyboard is now desiring to learn how to play the guitar. The Ibanez still in pristine condition is faithfully guiding her in her guitar journey!

Check out the list below to see everything that's included:

Ibanez IJX40 Electric Guitar Jumpstart Package Features:

Electric Guitar-

Amp GTA 15 15W amp

8" speaker






Electronic tuner

Gig bag

Instructional DVD


Chord chart

Beginner Ibanez Jumpstart Bass Guitar Package

"Everything you need to get out and gig,"

An Ibanez Acoustic - For The Acoustic Beginner

Why Choose Ibanez Jumpstart?

Excellent Value - Everything You Need Is Included In One Package

Quality Products That Will Save You Money Over TIme

Enduring Quality & Workmanship Your Guitarist Won't Quickly Outgrow

Ibanez For The Younger Beginner - Designed For Smaller Hands

Ibanez Jumpstart MIKRO electric guitar and amp package
Ibanez Jumpstart MIKRO electric guitar and amp package

Student or Kids Size Electric Guitar

10 watt amp with distortion

Tuner, Bag, Strap, Cord, DVD

Midnight Black Finish


Ibanez IJX121 Metal Guitar Jump Start Package

The Ibanez IJX121 Metal Guitar Jumpstart Package gives you everything you need to start rockin': GRG electric guitar with hardtail bridge, 15W amplifier, headphones, electronic tuner, gig bag, guitar strap, picks, and an accessories pouch. It also includes a coupon for free online lessons

Your Teen Could Be Playing Like This In No TIme!

The Guitar Solo For Beat It Was Written By Eddie Van Halen - Performed Here On An Ibanez....

Do You Have A Teen Who Wants A Guitar?

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      5 years ago

      Ibanez make great guitars. The only problem I've seen with the inexpensive ones is the pickups are not so good - although they can be replaced when the player gets good enough to know the difference. When first learning, it doesn't matter.

    • ziggyzane profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice lens. Ibanez Makes some good guitars.

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      6 years ago

      i also play guitar, and ibanez is a very good brand, and not that expensive.

      Nice lens!

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      6 years ago

      i love ibanez guitars, suitable for use in almost all kind of rock music

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      6 years ago

      I wish I was a teen and I wish I could play the 'real' guitar! The ones I play are the 'air-guitars'! :))

    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      Starting with a reasonable price and then upgrading is the best way to go.

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      JeanJohnson LM 

      6 years ago

      I love Ibanez guitars. They are my favorite!!

    • Joyce Mann profile image

      Joyce T. Mann 

      6 years ago from Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA

      A fascinating lens though I've only played acoustic guitar myself. Thanks!

    • GadgetKnowHow profile image


      6 years ago

      I love my Ibanez artcore. they are all great guitars. great lens

    • LisaMarieGabriel profile image

      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      My second guitar was an Ibanez classic. I loved it! :) Sprinkled with angeldust today :)

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      akumar46 lm 

      7 years ago

      I also love to play guitar.nice lens.

    • jvsper63 profile image


      7 years ago

      I tried to learn the guitar a few times with out luck. it does run in my family..just not with me!! Nice lens!!

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      7 years ago

      I got my youngest son an Ibanez when he was 18, great guitar too. He still has it but doesn't play as much so you have to take that chance. I'm sure he'll go back to it. Loads of helpful info here.

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      antoivo lm 

      7 years ago

      Lovely lens on a topic that i`m into big time thanks for sharing. Still learning the guitar :)

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      7 years ago from Concord VA

      My teenage grandson has an Ibanez guitar. He loves it! He taught himself to play and is very good at it. :)

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      7 years ago

      Massive fan of music! I'm getting an Ibanez micro for my son pretty soon.

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesing and informative lens. thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago from USA

      This is very cool. Yes, I think my teen would go crazy for a guitar! I lensrolled this to my Squidoo lens Guitars for Girls and my Hannah Montana page. Nicely done!

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      7 years ago

      Great lens! I used to have an Ibanez and I'm thinking of getting one again

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      8 years ago

      I've always like Ibanez. And, Joe Satriani has some hairy arms!

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      8 years ago

      You have some great content and your lens is will set out - great work!

    • TriviaChamp profile image


      8 years ago

      Ibanez makes a quality guitar. Both I and my husband own a couple. Used constantly for the past few years without any problems. Nice lens.

    • missbat profile image


      8 years ago

      Smashing idea for a lens! Hope it inspires a lot of future rock musicians!

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      If I did, I would head straight here, as your personal experience and insights are a valuable source of information on Ibanez guitars. It's great for people to know where to get advice to stop costly mistakes or of course buying something so inferior that it puts the teen off before they even get started.

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      8 years ago

      This lens is very well compsed. A lot of vauable information for the beginner.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Nice lens. I am a fan of Ibanez guitars too :) Lensrolling it to my first guitar lens :) 5*

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      callinsky lm 

      8 years ago

      My son plays all of the time. He started on an Ibanez. He loves it. They are great guitars.

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      8 years ago

      Nice lens and well done. Top marks and lensrolled to my Great Music lens


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      8 years ago

      The Ibanez package is a great one for beginners, a solid well made guitar from a respected maker. Will serve you well.... :)

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      8 years ago

      This is a great package for a beginner player. Even if someone can afford a lot more, it doesn't make any sense to spend a lot on a guitar until you get to the point of knowing what you want in a guitar. As you get better you realize every guitar has a little different feel to it, and every player has a different style of playing. Unfortunately, if you continue to play for a long time you will end up with a collection of guitars. There is a saying amongst guitar players-- How many guitars does a guitarist need? Just one more. Great lens.


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