Who knew metal could look this good?

The Ibanez Darkstone puts a red laser bead on the black metal market, as it’s built from Sapele, a wood tonally reminiscent of a thousand hell-bound wizards swimming through a field of glass. It’s long, dark neck is designed to swallow pop singers whole and feels surprisingly beefy for an instrument aimed at frail, tortured vegans, but to each his own.