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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone ever visit ibanez in Japan? Like the hoshino plant or maybe a flagship store?
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It's a warehouse.
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It's a warehouse.
I thought it was hangar 18.......



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It's a warehouse.
Does that mean backyard operation or bigger than a plant?

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I took this pic of the Hoshino plant when I was there last year....

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Anyone ever visit ibanez in Japan? Like the hoshino plant or maybe a flagship store?
Hoshino Gakki, owner of the Ibanez brand, doesn't make many guitars. They have guitars made to spec by other people in factories all over the world. I know Ibanez owns the custom shop in LA, and they own part of a new factory in Indonesia, but overall, very few people who make the guitars get a paycheck with "Hoshino" on it.

Most of their Japanese guitars are made by a company called Fugijen, and I am a huge fan of their work. I treasure my Fugijen-made RG550.

Check out this page with many pictures from the Fugijen plant. It's written in Russian, but the pictures tell the story:

http://www.pereslavl.ru/photo/?action=show&album=353

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I took this pic of the Hoshino plant when I was there last year....

LOL! Yes, but I hear its like the TARDIS and much bigger on the inside.

Seriously though, what Hikey Mikey said is fact.

Hangar 18 . LMAO!
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lol, I have a signed copy of hanger 18 from my youth, queued up for it at a record shop in london back in the day.
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Hey Thanks Mike!
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No problem. I thank andrewsfury for hose youtube video links; that first one has a Steve Vai soundtrack and the second features Andy Timmons.

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Here's a pic of the Fujigen factory I took on the same vacation.......

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lol, I have a signed copy of hanger 18 from my youth, queued up for it at a record shop in london back in the day.
I'm refering to the "real" Hangar 18--not the Megadeth album based on it...but I figured you got that. Not Dreamland, Groom Lake, Area 51--but the real one--at Wright-Patterson. That's where it is. Ssshhhhhhh--I didn't tell you that......



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Cool, looks like they have made guitars for allot of different companies there, too bad they don't have a "best of" gallery.
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