These are the factory codes as I got them years ago from JD: Japan F = Fuji Gen Gakki H = Terada I = Iida Korea C = Cort P = ??? since i am a little slow.This serial is off my destroyer 2 , have no idea what year or anything it was made, can someone help me ?S = Samick Maybe we can FINALLY sort out this mess! "B814869 made in japan" is what it says on the neck plate. This looks like a great site with a good group of people.
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.
P Peerless factory in Pusan Korea, Owned and controlled by IIDA Gakki in Japan they made the Nomad series and AE and other acoustics like the Charleston.
I is Idda Gakki they made some AR300 models in the mid 1980's after Fuji stopped making set necks.
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 ?