Guitarists and bassists: How do you pronounce Ibanez?
I have a few people I know with that last name and proper Spanish pronunciation is EE-bhan'-yez
Every musician on the east coast however, that I've met and stores alike pronounce it: Eye'-ban-ez
Well either way the joke's on us because it's not a Spanish company but a Japanese manufacturer from the turn of the 20th century. They imported Salvator Ibanez guitars from Spain back then, so that's where they got the name