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jwmeehan
12-21-2005, 10:44 AM
I've got a couple. Had about 4 at one time but don't dig them as much as my Kramers. Here are a couple I sold. Gotta get some shots of the ones I've still got.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdmeehan/pl2550.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~jdmeehan/pro540.jpg

The Furious One
12-21-2005, 11:35 AM
That's kind of a trick question bro. Ibanez did have a custom shop in CA for a couple years and there is what's called the USA custom series. But I haven't really heard wether or not they were completely built in the US or Ibanez sent blank parts from the Fugijen factory to be assembled and painted.

Hopefully Mercyfulfate will chime in on this, he's alot more knowledgable in the Ibanez areas than I am!

Sweet axes bro!

Invader Chris
12-21-2005, 05:29 PM
From everything I've heard concerning the subject, I'm inclined to believe that Japanese parts were assembled/finished/whatever here.

ChrisPcritter
12-21-2005, 08:22 PM
Yep The only ones I think were actually made in the USA were the american masters. I could be wrong but I believe almost all the parts on USRG and US customs came from Japan. I have an Ibanez S540Ltd that says custom made on the fretboard. When I called Ibanez and asked "the" question he laughed and said they get asked that all the time. They were not custom made or made in the USA whether it was a PA or hollywood Case street plate it was made in Japan and at best assemble here but most likely just set up here.
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Jem77fp
Jem7Dbk
JS700
R540LTD
S540LTD
RG7620 (signed by Vai) started me on Ibanez
K7
RBM1
AJ307ce acoustic 7 string

Pierre
12-21-2005, 10:08 PM
I've got a couple. Had about 4 at one time but don't dig them as much as my Kramers. Here are a couple I sold. Gotta get some shots of the ones I've still got.

http://home.comcast.net/~jdmeehan/pl2550.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~jdmeehan/pro540.jpg

I am turned on.

jguttello
12-22-2005, 06:03 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/jguttello/1660.jpg

axebuilder
12-22-2005, 06:31 AM
I found that Ibanez can be hit or miss

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/eriksaxes/ibanez/IBANEZSPAWNBODY.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/eriksaxes/ibanez/INBANEZSPAWNFRONT.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v112/eriksaxes/ibanez/IBANEZ.jpg

mike-o
07-08-2007, 10:02 PM
IMO there should be an Ibanez Japan section and a Ibanez Korea / China / Indo section