Dating ibanez jems

The Hoshino Gakki company began in 1908 as the musical instrument sales division of the Hoshino Shoten, a bookstore company.The Ibanez brand name dates back to 1929 when Hoshino Gakki began importing Salvador Ibáñez guitars from Spain.There is no master list to correlate to a model number, these are consecutive serialized numbers only.

Indonesian Made Ibanez These guitars start with the following I=Cort Indonesia factory K=KWO factory J=Sejung factory The example serial number is K031034335 K=KWO 03=2003 10=Oct.Ibanez guitars have used serial numbers since the mid 1970s.Some sources say the practice started in September 1975, but serial numbers indicating production as early as October 1974 have been spotted.During this lawsuit period Ibanez started producing guitars under the Mann name to avoid authorities in the US and Canada.Can someone explain to me how to understand an ibanez's manufacture location, guitar model, etc. I also have and RG550 with the number F9711931, and curious as to what it means last 4 numbers are the # it rolled off the line.Unfortunately, there is no single unified format used for Ibanez serial numbers.

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