I hope this list will be a useful one to all at ICW.OK it goes like this..starting with Japanese built guitars: 1997 to Now F=Fujigen factory, 2nd & 3rd digit=year made(eg 04=2004) next 5 digits =month & build number Jan=5000 Feb=10000 Mar=15000 Apr=20000 May=25000 June=30000 July=35000 Aug=40000 Sept=45000 Oct=50000 Nov=55000 Dec=60000 So an example here is for a recent model with a Serial number F0330210 = Fujigen 2003 June 210th guitar built.
There was a guy selling an AF200 with H7 serial saying it was a 97, but I thought it would be 87... lmao So, as I said in a much early thread..about 2 years ago..are you freaks...coming too Australia for the 1st ever Ibanez forum ?
I would love to put you all up at my place by the beach here..my invalid mum might get the shits ..time with the greetings..now your here...where's my cofee and a biscuit..on I dare ya to say I take care of a 76 year old Parrot Come on ya bastards , get ya rear into gear can we do this next year at Australis Music in 2006, the 30th anniversary of the end of the Law Suite Era?
There is also another Z that was on the Silver Cadet that was Woo-sin, that place burned down and so did the S&N factory. OK here is another different one JS1-serial# J000036, when was this one made? My assumption is that this is the 36th JS1 made but the rest dosn't match any of the other examples.
(I went to all of these places man I have stories.) Any other serial number questions, just ask I know them all. Sincerely Stefano I don't think any JS1 were ever made in Indonesia, for some kind of twist all Satriani's serial numbers differ from the standard Ibanez , this is why I was asking. Cheers Stefano Mr Shanley, The Captain can only work on the info I recieve from Nagoya...please be gentle.else I will set my phasers and proton missles to stun...can't nuke the keeper Captain Ibanez ps for any of the faithfull out there who wish to crittersize.
I hope this is useful to all our new fellow Ibaneezer's who have joined the collective as of late. Also, what kind of guitars were made there and what years?
Captain Ibanez Captain: Thanks VERY much for this info. In the Japanese built, 1984 to 1996 section, how would you distinquish an '84, '85 or '86 from a '94, '95 or '96 if only the last digit of the year is used. The example number looks like there would only be valid numbers from E0 (1990) thru E9 (1999). Thanks once again for the great job you've done.
Jim Hi Jim, what do you mean with the H7 part in our post? I respect the quality input...cause remember I may not be as alert as I used to be sometimes... Now you thought that you had to be kind for the thread for Ibanez ..
Does it mean that a guitar with H7 can't have the year determined prcisely? The Untold Story writers..yes thats my old mate JD ! Sorry taxdodgers..I'm out of school for all the wealth of collective knowledge out there,sometimes, give me a break, cause I'm not on the soapbox here, I do what I do for you guys...3 weeks until the Aussie release of the 2005 Ibanez range..I will get our cleaners to get Spiro's dribble off the glass at the office.
H is the funniest H7 is Terrada a comapy in Nagoya Japan that makes mostly Gretsch guitars, This was a disaster and they made H7 for 3 years on the serial numbers, H must have ment for Hoshino.
Acoustics with a 2 like 2940000 are Cort Taejan factory because they did not have a Letter on the stamp, I asked them to do that. It matches the description of the '88 AF200, with the narrow Artstar headstock.
Or does it work that F4 = '84 and F94 = '94. John, the 84 85 etc models etc where actually still the same system from prior to 1984, I strongly beleive that the newer serial number sytem did not take full effect until 1990 but that between you and me.