The Ibanez Signature Upcharge

Artist endorsed signature guitars are commonplace nowadays with all brands and at all price points. Simply put the hope is that you will be attracted to the “model” that is played & endorsed by a musician you like. Regardless of the quality, price or changes from a similar non-signature model you will pay more – often much, much more – for the signature model guitar. The Ibanez signature upcharges are shown below.

  Signature Model Type List Equivalent Non-sig Type List Signature Upcharge Foot note
2017 JEM777DY/SK Prestige $4,666 RG655 Prestige $1,599 292%
2016 JEM7V7 Prestige $4,399 RG752 Prestige $1,999 220% a
2017 UV70PBK Premium $1,999 RG927 Premium $1,654 121% b
2017 JEM7VWH Prestige $4,000 JEM70SFG Premium Sig $2,000 200% c d
2017 JEM7VWH Prestige $4,000 RG655 Prestige $1,599 250% e
2017 JEM70SFG Premium $2,000 RG655 Prestige $1,599 125%
2017 JEM777WDP Premium $2,266 RG870 Premium $1,056 215%
2017 JSM100 Prestige $3,733 AS200 Prestige $3,066 122% f
2017 GB10 & PM200 Prestige $4,666 AF200 Prestige $3,066 152%
2017 EGEN Prestige $4,000 S570 Prestige $2,533 158%
2017 JS2450 Prestige $3,466 S520 Prestige $2,133 162% g
1987 JEM777DY/SK Prestige $1,299 RG550DY Prestige $659 197%
1989 JEM7RB Prestige $1,199 RG550DY Prestige $659 182%
1989 JEM777DY/SK Prestige $1,399 JEM7RB Prestige $1,199 117%
1990 JS1 Prestige $1,199 540R Prestige $899 133% g
a HSH vs HH pickups
b Premium signature upcharge
c Prestige signature upcharge from Premium signature
d JEM Prestige upcharge over Premium
e Prestige signature upcharge from Prestige non-signature
f JSM has the lowest Prestige signature upcharge
g JS signature upcharge has increasted significantly from year 1