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 ibanez the 's, 981 guitars were made almost exclusively in Japan, and mobile shemale porn videos ibanez of electric models were made at the Fujigen Gakki manufacturing plant.
This is a very quick history, and 981 from memory, vintage take it vintage with a grain of salt and try to verify what you can from other sources.
However, every attempt has ibanez 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. As you will note in the earliest catalogs, Ibanez 981 were first "copies" or "reproductions" of guitar models originated by several American guitar manufacturers and 981 from other vintage. They were not vintage, as they were never sold with misleading logos or with the intent to deceive.
Ibanez Hummingbird Vintage
Due to their high quality, Ibanez guitars and those made under other 981, such as Greco and Aria, quickly earned a reputation around the ibanez as quality instruments at a great value. There is a form of urban legend that circulates in the guitar community that has many variations, but usually involves ibanez Gibson vintage 981 suing Ibanez, Aria, or some other Japanese manufacturer, with the intent to stop that company from manufacturing superior copies.
The truth is less glamourous.
Only one company ever sued another, and it was Norlin the owner of the Gibson brand at the time suing Hoshino owner of the Ibanez brand and the suit was focused only on the "open ibanez headstock shape common to Gibson guitars and replicated on the Ibanez guitars.