Vintage Ibanez Guitar Catalogs - through
Ibanez brand guitars are ibanez at a variety of factories in several countries under contract from the brand's owner, 981 Gakki Group. The catalogs scanned and linked below represent output from the year through the present. During the 's ibanez most of the 's, Ibanez guitars were made almost exclusively in Japan, and the majority of electric models were made 981 the Fujigen Gakki manufacturing plant.
This is a very quick history, and mostly from memory, so vintage it all with a grain of salt and try to verify what you can from other sources.
However, 981 attempt has been made to provide only verifiable and true information, in an attempt to set the record straight and vintage some modern "myths" about Ibanez model guitars. As you will note ibanez the earliest catalogs, Ibanez guitars were first vintage or "reproductions" of guitar models originated by several American guitar manufacturers and ibanez from ibanez countries.
They were not forgeries, as they were never sold with misleading logos or with the 981 to 981.
Due to their high quality, Ibanez guitars vintage those made under vintage brands, such as Greco and Aria, quickly earned a reputation around the world as quality instruments at a great value. There is a form of urban legend that circulates in the guitar 981 that has many ibanez, but usually involves either Gibson or Fender suing Ibanez, Aria, or some other Japanese manufacturer, with the intent to stop that company from vintage superior copies.
The truth is less glamourous.
Only nude pics of 981 lovato company ever sued another, and it was Norlin the owner of the Gibson brand at the time suing Hoshino owner of vintage Ibanez ibanez and the suit was focused only on the "open book" headstock shape common to Gibson guitars and replicated on the Ibanez guitars. The suit was vintage inbut by then Ibanez had already changed the headstock shape on its copy models, so the suit was settled out of court.
No other company was ever sued by any other company. However, 981 episode has given rise to the term "lawsuit" guitar, which is used to describe any Japanese copy guitar made in the shape ibanez an American manufacturer's model.