Dating vintage ibanez guitars. Ibanez vintage | ebay
Sub-brands[ edit ] Ibanez J. Most Ibanez guitars were made by the FujiGen guitar factory in Japan up until the mid- to late s, and from then on Ibanez guitars have also been made in other Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Indonesia.
These might be in a different color, have different inlays, or whatever other spec made it different. Due to their high quality, Ibanez guitars and those made under other brands, such as Greco and Aria, quickly earned a reputation around the world as quality instruments at a great value.
The letter denotes year, starting in with A, with a 5 digit production number.
Late s to mids. Just because a P1 is not available in the US in 97' doesn't mean it wasn't still available in France. The only way to date a JS that only has a neck plate number is by spec.
However, this episode has given rise to the term "lawsuit" guitar, which is used to describe any Japanese copy guitar made in the shape of an American manufacturer's model. The first 2 digits indicate year and the last 4 indicate a consecutive production number for USAC's. Was it still available somewhere else in the world where it still had a strong market and was still being sold.
Month, production number that month, Essay templates for kids. Cimar and Starfield were guitar and bass brands owned by Hoshino Gakki.
The ICW is a gathering of Ibanez collectors who relish in the challenge of not just collecting Ibanez guitars, but of identifying old models, dating guitars by serial numbers, and generally watching the vintage guitar marketplace to understand how interest in Ibanez guitars is evolving.
They are termed J plates because of a J prefix in the number but somewhere around J they dropped the J leaving just the 6 digit number.
The standard line currently have Wizard III necks that are slightly wider and thicker than the original Wizard. Hoshino settled out of court in early and the case was officially closed on February 2, In a case where a guitar has both the true serial number will always be the headstock number.
Note that these do not indicate the guitar was "built" in the US but typically means it was assembled and finished in the US using Japanese parts.
These serial numbers are usually quite different from the MIJ numbers, have many extra digits because of the enormous volume of guitars produced, and I am not familiar enough with any of them to tell you how to figure out the dating.