Dating Your Ibanez Guitar

Select Model

Click here to view full size image. Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. May Ibanez dating article may contain original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding references. Statements consisting only of original research may be removed. More details may be available on the talk page. May Ibanez Ibanez logo. Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in the United States and Europe.

Ibanez dating modern era of Ibanez guitars began in [2] and the late s and s Ibanez catalogues [1] show guitars with some wild looking designs [2]. In the s Japanese guitar makers started to mainly invent American guitar designs and Ibanez ibanez dating copies of Gibson, Fender ibznez Rickenbacker models started to appear. This resulted in the so called Ibanez dating lawsuit period. After the lawsuit period Hoshino Gakki introduced Ibanez models that were not copies of the Gibson or Fender designs such as the Iceman and Ibanez Roadstar.

The company has produced its own guitar designs ever since. The late s and early s were an important period for the Ibanez brand. Hoshino Gakki also had semi acoustic, nylon and steel stringed acoustic guitars manufactured under the Ibanez name. Most Ibanez guitars were made for Hoshino Gakki by the Ibannez 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.

During the early s the FujiGen guitar factory also produced most of the Roland guitar synthesizers, including the Stratocaster-style Roland G, the twin-humbucker Roland G endorsed by Eric Clapton, Dean Brown, Jeff Baxter, Yannis Spathas, Mike Rutherford, Andy Summers and Steve Hackett and the Ibanez X-ING IMG Sometimes stencil fating guitar designs were iabnez by Japanese guitar companies and distributors so an early Hoshino Ibanez branded guitar might look the same as another brand name guitar produced by a different Japanese distributor but only Ibanez, Cimar by Ibanez and Maxxas branded guitars were made for Hoshino Gakki and are the only guitar brand names that have appeared in Hoshino Gakki catalogues.

Cimar guitars were not produced by Hoshino Gakki but "Cimar by Ibanez" guitars were produced for Hoshino Gakki by Cimar [3]. The Starfield guitar brand was also owned by Hoshino Gakki. In the s, Hoshino Gakki and Kanda Shokai shared some guitar designs and so some Ibanez and Greco guitars have the same features. The Kanda Shokai Greco guitars were sold in Japan and the Hoshino Gakki Ibanez guitars were sold outside of Japan. FromIbanez guitars have also been sold in Japan as well as being sold outside of Japan [4].

Many other guitar brands such as Antoria shared some Ibanez guitar datnig. The Antoria guitar brand was managed by JT Coppock Leeds Ltd England. CSL was a brand name managed by Charles Summerfield Ltd England. Maurice Summerfield of the Charles Summerfield Ltd company contributed some design ideas to Hoshino Gakki and also imported Ibanez and CSL guitars into the UK with Hoshino Gakki cooperation from The Maxxas brand name came about because Ibanez dating Gakki thought that the guitar did not fit in ibanez dating the Ibanez model dahing and was therefore named Maxxas by Rich Lasner from Hoshino USA [3].

In September of Hoshino began a partnership with Elger Guitars to import guitars from Japan. In September of datihg, Elger was renamed "Hoshino U. Hoshino settled out of court, and by had begun making Ibanez guitars from their own designs [5]. After the so-called lawsuit Hoshino Gakki abandoned ibanez dating strategy of copying "classic" USA electric guitar designs and moved to the popular superstrat era in the mids. The main endorser was the world famous Joe Satriani ibanez dating he was given his own Signature JS series.

The Radius series is now discontinued. Discontinued in ibanez dating, and currently only exists as GRX budget model of RX series. Some of these featured tri-sound switches ibanez dating enabled the player to alter the humbucking pickups to ibanez dating coil or out of phase modes. There were various models, the best known of which, produced in the s, are the AR, AR, AR all without the tri-sound and AR, AR, AR all featuring the tri-sound.

The artist series established the company ibanez dating manufacturers of high quality original instruments. Early endorsers included Bob Weir and Steve Miller. Ibanez dating AR has since been reissued as a cheaper, downgraded model. It features an [Asymmetric asymmetric] double cutaway body with two humbuckers, a hard tail bridge and a bolt on neck. The top end model the CN was one of the earliest guitars to feature "half vine" fingerboard inlays.

Past and Present Main article: Ibaneez Gakki licensed these for sale using the name Ibanez outside of Japan. These datong companies eventually began doing less and less business together until Nisshin Onpa ceased manufacting the TS-9 reissue for Hoshino Gakki in Exceptions are the Ibanez Blazer models which were made by Dyna Gakki and the Axstar by Ibanez models AX40, AX45, AX48, AXB50, AXB60, AXB65, AX70, AX75 which were made by Chushin Gakki. The Ibanez Axstar AXB model was made by FujiGen Gakki.

Ibanez Super 70 pickups ibanez dating the same serial number format. Ibanez "Super 58" pickups made by Nisshin Onpa Maxon had a alnico 3 magnet. Ibanez "Super 80" pickups made by Nisshin Onpa Maxon had a ceramic magnet. All of ibanez dating above pickups DC resistance ibanez dating approximately 7.

Guitar o't day #2 - 1974 Ibanez Futura