Thursday, December 18, 2014

Paul Stanley of KISS reunites with Ibanez guitars

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has reunited with Ibanez guitars to produce a reissue of his original 1976 Paul Stanley Signature Model.

The pairing will unveil three new versions of the Stanley’s famous guitar during the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) comnvention in Aanheim, California in January.

"Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started," says Stanley. "The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together."

"We're very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley," announced Ibanez artist relations manager Mike Taft. "It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band's long-overdue induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary together.”

“I couldn't think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez,” he added. “Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for decades."

Stanley and KISS recently wrapped up their first Las Vegas residency, “KISS Rocks Vegas”, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The band will play a Japanese tour in February before heading to South America for shows in April.

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