Ibanez manufactures effects, accessories, amps, and instruments in Japan, China, Indonesia and in the USA (at a Los Angeles-based custom shop).Currently, there are nearly 165 Ibanez Bass Guitars, 130 Ibanez Acoustic Guitars, and more than 300 Ibanez Electric Guitars.
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1980: Ornate (or just large) brass bridges/tailpieces, and brass hardware. 1962-1965: Introduction of entry level bolt-neck solid body electrics, and some set-neck archtop electrics by 1965.
In addition to the Ibanez company´s model history, a serialization chart is provided in the back of the to further aid the dating of older Ibanez guitars (not all potentiometer builders use the EIA source code, so overseas-built potentiometer codes on Japanese guitars may not help in the way of clues).
1971-1977: The copy era begins for Ibanez (Faithful Reproductions) as solidbody electrics based on Gibson, Fender, and Rickenbacker models (both bolt-ons and set-necks) arrive.
These are followed by copies of Martin, Guild, Gibson, and Fender acoustics.
Ibanez serial numbers are unique identifiers placed on instruments sold under the Ibanez brand.