I am not personally familiar with the ibanez daytripper, but I fully support all music and musicians. Okay, that is not true; there are a lot of talentless hacks out there, after all, who are only in it for the chicks or the money. But that sounds bitter and I am not bitter about music - I just love it too much. The Daytripper is an acoustic electric guitar, making it great for power ballads, introductions, and general playing. You also need an electric acoustic guitar to play live in most places.