As of 2017 they marketed nearly 165 models of bass guitar, 130 acoustic guitars, and more than 300 electric guitars. The ones with numbers over 1000 are the Prestiges, which are Ibby's absolute top of the line basses. Some models will never be found in the catalogs, that's just the way it is. Since we already know that this serial number was made in 1989, we can tell this was the 51,2345 model made for that year. And all the 1000's+ are their highest end instruments built in Japan, the higher the 1000's just like the higher the 100's the higher class the instrument is. Well truth be told, you can buy a very very professional guitar with very little money if you go used or you can still get a lot of bang for your buck with a new guitar. In the mid-1970s Hoshino Gakki wanted to make a distinctly Japanese guitar and to start breaking away from the Ibanez replicas of Fender and Gibson models.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity. They'll probably drop the P designation once the old stock is depleted. Some of the information is speculative and this is marked as such in the text. Some sources say the practice started in September 1975, but serial numbers indicating production as early as October 1974 have been spotted. The shallower body is easy to handle for a smaller player and also works to resist feedback. The Ibanez instruments were based on classic designs and mixed styling of then-contemporary and vintage Gibson products. For earlier instruments, the information in this article along with the can be used to ascertain the model number.
Hoshino Gakki also had semi-acoustic, nylon- and steel-stringed acoustic guitars manufactured under the Ibanez name. I was doing this as a side gig to my regular day job but by 2000 it had grown to the point I knew it was going to turn into my primary job. Comment manipulation edits made to conceal behavior is strictly prohibited. Ibanez models replicated such styles as the Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster, Rickkenbacker styles, and others. This is a measure to combat trolling, ban evasion, and spam. The early Ibanez models were originally named the Artist 2663 models, launched in 1975. Both are almost exactly the same in features and quality.
It features a slim set-in neck with a body designed to easily access the higher frets. These plates provide no other indication of the year of production. Indonesia Production of Ibanez guitars in Indonesia began in 2001. See the Factories heading a few paragraphs down for little info on guitars produced elsewhere. A comprehensive list of such suffixes can be found. Very rare, and a favorite of Ibanez fans.
In cases where you have a serial numbe r but not a country of origin, the origin can sometimes be deduced from the serial number, although in this case it's very helpful if you have at least a rough idea of the date of manufacture. This will give you a good basis to work with, highlighting some of the more common combinations that you're likely to come across. Series code prefix In some cases characters are added to the beginning of the model number before the series code. The letter denotes year, starting in 2010 with A, with a 5 digit production number. This was the most costly of the vintage Ibanez Mandolin catalog, of which they tell us only two examples have been documented so far. Your post title and body should be descriptive, but to the point.
In fact, I would by that guitar if I had the money. What is my budget 4. It's a 4-string with 4 black control knobs, the bottom two being split plastic knobs. This is really helpful, but doesn't seem to apply to my Ibanez. Ibanez X The Ibanez X guitars are Ibanez guitars that feature unconventional and unique body designs. It's not clear what the X stands for in this case, perhaps delu Xe. There are many variables of numbering through these years and between different models and are broken down into 3 categories, stickers, plates, and the impressed numbers that follow the old school style detailed above.
These can be thought of as versions of the typical naming convention with the ones digit truncated. The company has produced its own guitar designs ever since. The z is used to say that it has the edge zero tremolo system. It was one of the first original designs produced by Ibanez and continues to be a sought after guitar. If you are into ibanez since the 90, it's not that confusing. It comes with a hard Ibanez case, authenticated by and additional accessories, limited edition.
Hoshino was producing their original Artist models from 1974, introducing a set-neck model in 1975. And while I absolutely love them, I may be the only one that does! These serial numbers are either hand-printed on the back of the headstock often in Sterling silver or gold ink or paint or stamped on the fretboard beyond the last fret or sometimes both. There is no proof whatsoever of any solid body Ibanez guitar produced by Terada. Ibanez Prestige The Prestige guitars are Ibanez's top of the line models that are built in Japan. The series code usually is an abbreviation of the series name. Unplugged, the classical sound is not as loud as a regular sized body, but plugged in, the thin body allows for an awesome electric hollowbody sound.
The Metal Years and Beyond Note: For additional information and history on Ibanez guitars, please check Wikipedia. They would no longer be restricted to using a specific plate in a specific year and any batch of plates would be good forever. These models use three digit numbers where the first hundreds digit indicates the number of strings: 6, 7 or 8. If you do not find any for sale, it probably means that it is a rarer model. The first digit will be the last digit of the year, ie.
At some point they introduced so many tiers and submodels that I kinda stopped trying to understand it. The letter stands for the month, A for January etc. They were not forgeries, as they were never sold with misleading logos or with the intent to deceive. Paul Stanley rhythm guitar, vocals played an Iceman for the next 4 years. The arched top allows for added comfort while playing the guitar. The Greco model was named the Mirage and they are basically the same except for the pickup types that were used.