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If you wanted a total history of Ibanez you´d have go back to 1908 when a company named Hoshino began as a sheet music store and later music products distributor in Nagoya Japan.

If you wanted a little less completeness than that you´d go back about forty-five when Hoshino began distributing a Spanish guitar named Ibanez. Or perhaps you´d simply go to the Mid 60´s when Hoshino, who by that time had purchased the rights to the Ibanez name, began shipping incredibly funky looking guitars to the United States, many of which were actually sold in department stores.

But for most of us, Ibanez pretty much begins almost 30 years ago, when Hoshino opened an office near Philadelphia, PA for more efficiently distributing Ibanez guitars to the United States. Most of those guitars were Ibanez´ famous high quality (but very inexpensive) copies of just about everything–you name it, we probably made a version of it. At that time many American instruments were going through an unfortunate period of increasing prices with decreasing quality, and these copies hit a ready market.

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Wanted Ibanez XV500

I'm interested in purchasing an Ibanez XV500 for my daughters 15th
birthday. Please email me with any info. Thanks in advance for your assistance..... JL

Controls on 1981 AS200 Artist series

Hello, writing from Australia, just picked up a 1981 AS200 guitar. I am wanting info on the controls, more specifically what the function of the second three position switch furtherest from the neck. Thanks in advance.

MQ

Ibanez Artist

I own an Ibanez Artist, small body, believed to be quite old,think pre sixties, may want to sell ,would like a price. help !

Ibanez mod. 647

How much do I have to pay for a used Ibanez Concord 647? Is it an expensive guitar. It looks cool. Is it still built by Ibanez?

ibanez concord model 684

Hi, I'd like to know the price of my acoustic guitar: it's an ibanez concord model 684. I know that in 1978 it costed 498,00 DM (german price), but I want to know its evaluation today (2003).

Re: ibanez concord model 684

I also have an Ibanez Concord, model 684BK, Gibson Hummingbird style in black - looks fantastic even though tis got the odd ding and some strange wear to the rear of the sound hole (caused by a clip on magnetic pick up maybe). It has an under bridge transducer pcik up and jack socket but no on-board controls. Serial number is V60726. Can anyone tell me thage and an approx value.

Gibson By Ibanez Guitars

I have a very rare circa:1968/Gibson by Ibanez guitar..it is blond.with gold pickups..and ivory inlays..no serial numbers...it is a Japenese made guitar..A es-335 copy...looking to find a blue book value on it..anyone haver an idea???
Thanks...Jay

Ibanez PM20 NT or BK

Looking for a PM20 NT or BK.

Re: Ibanez PM20 NT or BK

: Looking for a PM20 NT or BK.
Got one. Still looking?

Re: Ibanez PM20 NT or BK

: : Looking for a PM20 NT or BK.
: Got one. Still looking?

Eric, Did you sell your PM 20 as I am still looking. Chris

eBay listing : Ibanez PM20

Item number: 3726387693

eBay listing : Ibanez PM20

Item number: 3726387693

Old Ibanez Purchased 1971 or 1972

Hi. John Curtin of Topaz Studio in Limerick Ireland.
I have an old Sunburst Ibanez Solid Electric with two raised pickups and chunky tremelo arm. Any idea of value/interest(Great Condition)
+++++ I need wiring for Ibanez Roadstar Series II RS440
Many Thanks.

I need a neck for my old EX

I want to put my old Ibanez back together. I need a neck. It was an EX series with Lock nuts on it...I still have the hardware but need a good neck

Ibanez JS 2CH

Searching for a Ibanez JS 2CH. Need help. Thanks.

Ibanez JS 2CH

hoe much would i be looking at for an Ibanez JS 2CH. Thanks.

Ibanez PM20 NT

Searching for a Ibanez PM20 NT. Need help. Thanks.

Ibanez PM20 NT or BK

: Looking for a Ibanez PM20 NT or BK.

Re: Ibanez PM20 NT

: Searching for a Ibanez PM20 NT. Need help. Thanks.

I'm selling one on eBay right now. Auction ends today.

Re: Ibanez PM20 NT

I asked on Ebay if it was a possibility to ship your guitar to France but I have Had no answer or the answer was send at a no more valid email adress. Too bad !!!
Thanks for answering .

Maccaferri

I would like to know the price of an Ibanez-Maccaferri Acoustik, built in 1981.
urgent

Ibanez AS200

I'm looking for a used Ibanez AS200 in the 750 - 1500 dollar range. Please let let me know by email rather than by responding on this message board.

Mickey - mixx41@aol.com

Randy Rhodes FLYINV POAKADOTTED BLACK AND YELLOW

im looking for a black flyinv black body with yellow pokadotts e-mail me with pic and info...

Re: Randy Rhodes FLYINV POAKADOTTED BLACK AND White

I am looking for a Black and White Flying V guitar (if you do find one please send a picture and a price.

Ibanez Jem Trem System Help

My whammy bar is really lose on my Jem. Its a Lo Pro Edge trem system. Is there any way to stiffen it up? Thanks

Re: Ibanez Jem Trem System Help

I don't have that guitar, but I have a suggestion. One, I would try tightening the bar by turning it in more, or if the mounting is loose, take off the back of the guitar (if that's possible) and check it out. The place where it goes in might be mounted with a loose screw, or it might need to be hot-glued with a glue gun, I've found that to help with guitar problems. Please be careful when working with ur guitar though, you don't want to break anything.

Ibanez Jem Trem System Help

My whammy bar is really low on my Jem. Its a Lo Pro Edge trem system. Is there any way to stiffen it up? Thanks

Ibanez Xv500

I am looking for an Ibanez XV500, either pink/purple or blue/darkblue, depending on the condition I offer $300 or more, plz email me with pics of it if you have one, my email is darkviper144@hotmail.com.

Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

I own one, but I want to know more about them, production year, today's value, specs etc... I can't find info anywhere! please help me!

Re: Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

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Re: Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

I have a LS340MS, blue starburst that I bought in 1990. The descriptions below would pretty much match the axe I have. Nice low action, thin neck, sounds very sweet and sophisticated. The flat top has puckered round the sound hole, some really sloppy paint work at the factory, really glossy finish which has been scraped all to hell, but sounds nice. I've been doing a lot of finger-picking which is a bit challenging as the strings seem quite close together (or am I just being clumsy)... Wish there were more info about this guitars.

: i own one too and only paid $150 bucks for it. i love this guitar... it is my favorite acoustic i have EVER played cuz my hands are so friggen huge.... it's a beautiful guitar and sounds real good too

: : : I own one, but I want to know more about them, production year, today's value, specs etc... I can't find info anywhere! please help me!

: : They made quite a few models of the lonestar, this series was designed
: : more for an Electric guitar player with 6 in a line headstock and a
: : rthinner profile neck, these ran throgh the mid 1980's

: : LONESTAR SERIES

: : Model: LS380
: : Description: Spr, birdseye map, map nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984

: : Model: LS370
: : Description: Spr, fl map, map nk, map fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984

: : Model: LS305TV
: : Description: 1-cut, spr, mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300MS
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr,
: : Marine sb mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300BK
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : spr, blk mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : spr, nat mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-86

: : Model: LS335
: : Description: Dreadnought, 1-cut,
: : spr, thin body, nat mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1986-

: : Model: LS510
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : blk spr, map, mah nk, rw fb, triangles 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1986-

: : Model: LS550
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr, fl map,
: : shell bnd, nato nk, rw fb, triangles, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-86

: : LONESTAR ELECTRIC SERIES

: : Model: LE300
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr, nat mah,
: : mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs, piezo br pu
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE405
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : oval sh, nato nk, rw fb, piezo, v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE420
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, mah,
: : oval sh, rw fb, piezo, v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE450
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : oval sh, rw fb, piezo, v/t, nylon
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE520
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : no sh, rw fb, piezo, humbucker, 2v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

Re: Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

I have a LS340MS, blue starburst that I bought in 1990. The descriptions below would pretty much match the axe I have. Nice low action, thin neck, sounds very sweet and sophisticated. The flat top have puckered round the sound hole, some really sloppy paint work at the factory, really glossy finish which has been scraped all to hell, but sounds nice. I've been doing a lot of finger-picking which is a bit challenging as the strings seem quite close together (or am I just being clumsy)... Wish there were more info about this guitars.

: i own one too and only paid $150 bucks for it. i love this guitar... it is my favorite acoustic i have EVER played cuz my hands are so friggen huge.... it's a beautiful guitar and sounds real good too

: : : I own one, but I want to know more about them, production year, today's value, specs etc... I can't find info anywhere! please help me!

: : They made quite a few models of the lonestar, this series was designed
: : more for an Electric guitar player with 6 in a line headstock and a
: : rthinner profile neck, these ran throgh the mid 1980's

: : LONESTAR SERIES

: : Model: LS380
: : Description: Spr, birdseye map, map nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984

: : Model: LS370
: : Description: Spr, fl map, map nk, map fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984

: : Model: LS305TV
: : Description: 1-cut, spr, mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300MS
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr,
: : Marine sb mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300BK
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : spr, blk mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : spr, nat mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-86

: : Model: LS335
: : Description: Dreadnought, 1-cut,
: : spr, thin body, nat mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1986-

: : Model: LS510
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : blk spr, map, mah nk, rw fb, triangles 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1986-

: : Model: LS550
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr, fl map,
: : shell bnd, nato nk, rw fb, triangles, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-86

: : LONESTAR ELECTRIC SERIES

: : Model: LE300
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr, nat mah,
: : mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs, piezo br pu
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE405
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : oval sh, nato nk, rw fb, piezo, v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE420
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, mah,
: : oval sh, rw fb, piezo, v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE450
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : oval sh, rw fb, piezo, v/t, nylon
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE520
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : no sh, rw fb, piezo, humbucker, 2v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

Re: Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

: i own one too and only paid $150 bucks for it. i love this guitar... it is my favorite acoustic i have EVER played cuz my hands are so friggen huge.... it's a beautiful guitar and sounds real good too

: : : I own one, but I want to know more about them, production year, today's value, specs etc... I can't find info anywhere! please help me!

: : They made quite a few models of the lonestar, this series was designed
: : more for an Electric guitar player with 6 in a line headstock and a
: : rthinner profile neck, these ran throgh the mid 1980's

: : LONESTAR SERIES

: : Model: LS380
: : Description: Spr, birdseye map, map nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984

: : Model: LS370
: : Description: Spr, fl map, map nk, map fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984

: : Model: LS305TV
: : Description: 1-cut, spr, mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300MS
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr,
: : Marine sb mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300BK
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : spr, blk mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-85

: : Model: LS300
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : spr, nat mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-86

: : Model: LS335
: : Description: Dreadnought, 1-cut,
: : spr, thin body, nat mah, mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1986-

: : Model: LS510
: : Description: Dreadnought,
: : blk spr, map, mah nk, rw fb, triangles 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1986-

: : Model: LS550
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr, fl map,
: : shell bnd, nato nk, rw fb, triangles, 6 hs
: : Approximate Dates: 1984-86

: : LONESTAR ELECTRIC SERIES

: : Model: LE300
: : Description: Dreadnought, spr, nat mah,
: : mah nk, rw fb, 6 hs, piezo br pu
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE405
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : oval sh, nato nk, rw fb, piezo, v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE420
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, mah,
: : oval sh, rw fb, piezo, v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE450
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : oval sh, rw fb, piezo, v/t, nylon
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

: : Model: LE520
: : Description: Assym 1-cut, spr, nato,
: : no sh, rw fb, piezo, humbucker, 2v/t
: : Approximate Dates: 1986

Re: Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

 Ibanez Lonestar Series LS340RS

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Ibanez EX series

I picked up a Korean made Strat look alike SN / 9101195 dark jewel blue color from a pawn shop. The pickup arrangement is dual humbuckers with single coil in the center. The finish is absolutely flawless with no nicks or dings. All the hardware is a black chrome except for the tuners which are bright chrome. The neck is satin maple with rosewood fingerboard and what some people call shark tooth inlays. The only thing that bothers me about this guitar is the Floyd Rose patented tremolo, (what a pain in the ass to tune and keep tuned).I will say this about it, it is a very fast guitar, very thin neck and very low action without string buzz. Just a quick question or two. Can anyone tell me when it was made and what the cost was when new. Thanks and keep shredding those calouses.

Re: Ibanez EX series

hey, i have a same kinda gear(EX 370FM) these are in fact low-end guitar mostly made in korea.comes with TRS tremelo (sux). they used some shitty pickups in this model. ibanez made it around 90--94 and brand new list price was around $599 i guess.

cheers
: I picked up a Korean made Strat look alike SN / 9101195 dark jewel blue color from a pawn shop. The pickup arrangement is dual humbuckers with single coil in the center. The finish is absolutely flawless with no nicks or dings. All the hardware is a black chrome except for the tuners which are bright chrome. The neck is satin maple with rosewood fingerboard and what some people call shark tooth inlays. The only thing that bothers me about this guitar is the Floyd Rose patented tremolo, (what a pain in the ass to tune and keep tuned).I will say this about it, it is a very fast guitar, very thin neck and very low action without string buzz. Just a quick question or two. Can anyone tell me when it was made and what the cost was when new. Thanks and keep shredding those calouses.

Re: Ibanez EX series

i believe it was made in 1991

Re: Ibanez EX series

: hey, i have a same kinda gear(EX 370FM) these are in fact low-end guitar mostly made in korea.comes with TRS tremelo (sux). they used some shitty pickups in this model. ibanez made it around 90--94 and brand new list price was around $599 i guess.

: cheers
: : I picked up a Korean made Strat look alike SN / 9101195 dark jewel blue color from a pawn shop. The pickup arrangement is dual humbuckers with single coil in the center. The finish is absolutely flawless with no nicks or dings. All the hardware is a black chrome except for the tuners which are bright chrome. The neck is satin maple with rosewood fingerboard and what some people call shark tooth inlays. The only thing that bothers me about this guitar is the Floyd Rose patented tremolo, (what a pain in the ass to tune and keep tuned).I will say this about it, it is a very fast guitar, very thin neck and very low action without string buzz. Just a quick question or two. Can anyone tell me when it was made and what the cost was when new. Thanks and keep shredding those calouses.

I´ve gotten an ibanez ex370fm in 1992, and back then I got it for $300 at L.A. gUITAR CENTER. It had a nice sound at the begining but i had to replace the freets, and after 5 years of heavy usage i replaced also the humbuckers. Still it has been my main instrument, i love its looks,but the tremolo bar it has a lousy engagement sistem. It is really hard to find one of those axes today; just try to find a single specimen of it on the net. If you know were to get one please write to me.

Re: Ibanez EX series

i just acquired a 1992 ibanez ex 370fm all gold hardware and in very good shape. it is antique violin finished. any idea on the value?

Ibanez pm20 or pm100 (Pat Metheny Model wanted)

Looking to buy a used Ibanez PM 20 or Pm 100 for a fair reasonable price. Thanks

Ibanez Lonestar LE-405

I own one, but I want to know more about them, production year, specs etc... I can't find info anywhere! please help me!

AE400TV

If anyone can supply any info on the AE400TV it would be greatly appreciated. Ideally not 'info' connected with which nu-metal or rock act 'suck' there appears to be enough of that on this page already... Many thanks

Re: AE400TV

I own an AE400TV, bought it at a pawn shop, it sounds great, has a twenty fret neck, with a cutout, and is an acoustic electric, Its a thin bodied guitar, sunburst coloring, My email is bigalsimth101@aol.com, i can send you a pic if you want.

1977 ibanez es340

i have a 1977 ibanez es340 mint condition, cherry wood electric guitar to sell. any buyers out there?

ibanez x series DT250

how much is a mint condition ibanez x series DT250 worth?

Re: ibanez x series DT250

: how much is a mint condition ibanez x series DT250 worth?

where can I get one and do they come as lefties?

IBANEZ XV500 for sale!

IBANEZ XV500 for sale!

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i have

i have a winie! and a pene

IBANEZ JOHN PETRUCCI JPM100 P1WANTED

I'M INTERESTED TO BUY A IBANEZ JPM100 P1 (THE ONE WITH THE COLOURS IN RED, GREEN, YELLOW AND BLUE). I'VE GOT THE P2 MODEL SIGNED BY OWN JOHN PETRUCCI IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH CASE, IF SOMEONE´S IN SPAIN GOT THE P1 MODEL AND PREFER TO CHANGE THE GUITAR ABOUT THE MONEY WE CAN CAN TALK. IN THE CASE THAT YOU ARE NOT FROM SPAIN E-MAIL ME AND WE TALK TOO ABOUT THE CHANGE AND WE THINK THE BETTER WAY.

Re: IBANEZ JOHN PETRUCCI JPM100 P1WANTED

hello,
I am very interested in the Ibanez JPM model, i would be willing to make a trade, i have a Brand new EBMM JPM model in the Mystic Dream Paintjob i will trade. Thanx!
josh

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