Herman Li is the guitarist, songwriter, and producer of the Grammy-nominated metal act DragonForce. In the last 15 years, Herman has established himself as one of the most recognised and influential guitarists of his generation. He is a two-time winner of the Metal Hammers Golden Gods Best Shredder award and has topped four categories in Guitar Worlds Readers Poll. Outside of DragonForce, Herman has performed with guitar legends Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine, and Paul Gilbert, among others.
Herman believes that to improve as a guitar player, it is important to understand the instrument as much as possible. To that end, Herman has worked to develop innovations for his Ibanez signature guitar series, the EGEN, which is equipped with the latest guitar technology.
- Body Material: Flamed Maple top, African Mahogany body
- Fretboard Material: Jatoba
- Fretboard Radius: 400mmR
- Scale Length: 648mm/25.5″
- No. of Frets: 24
- Fretboard Inlay: Abalone oval
- Pickup(s): V7 (H) neck (Passive/Ceramic), S1 (S) middle (pickup)Passive/Alnico), V8 (H) bridge (Passive/Alnico)
- Bridge: Edge III tremolo bridge (Herman Li Special)
- Strings: D’Addario EXL120
- Hardware Finish: Gold