Ibanez Collectors World: HOW TO READ A IBANEZ SERIAL NUMBER
Ibanez brand guitars are manufactured at a variety of factories in several countries under contract from the brand's owner, Hoshino Gakki Group. The catalogs scanned and linked below represent output from the year through the present. During the 's and most of the 's, Ibanez guitars were made almost exclusively in Japan, and the majority of electric models were made at the Fujigen Gakki manufacturing plant. Note: This is a very quick history, and mostly from memory, so take it all with a grain of salt and try to verify what you can from other sources. However, every attempt has been made to provide only verifiable and true information, in an attempt to set the record straight and dispell some modern "myths" about Ibanez model guitars.
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Ibanez serial numbers are unique identifiers placed on instruments sold under the Ibanez brand. Ibanez guitars have used serial numbers since the mid s. The first serial numbers on Ibanez acoustic guitars appeared in October  Serial numbers on solid body guitars came a bit later with the first appearing on the neck plate of bolt-on neck models around August