My JS2 came from Australia, via Chicago. It was the catalog guitar then sent to Australia for the music fair there, was loaned to a shop with strick orders not to sell it, and of course they did. The case still has the flight tags on it to Australia from Japan.
Roo's is in Australia, it'll never be for sale, and the one that popped up on Gumtree for $10,000 and sold in 2 days was in Australia. Jean had 2 in France but he sold them both, and one was from the US he snipped out from under me. All's fair. He had a JS2 also, was a player and had strap pin holes in the back of the upper horn and I wasn't paying attention to the Euro dropping. It got down to a price I would have paid but he got it, long gone now too, I think it went to Germany. The Donnie I bought out of France was originally sold in Switzerland. The one I bought out of Germany was the 91' catalog guitar and was sent from NAMM over to Germany for Musik Messe. Meinl himself gave it to Robert who in a pinch ran the Rolland booth by himself, so Reinhold doesn't even have a Donnie. He has a JS2 though
Robert put it on ebay, 20 years ago when you actually had to click on a country to see what was on that countries ebay. A friend send me a link to it, I recognized it as the catalog guitar but it didn't make sense, even though everything else did you were always worried about it being a copy, there was no logo on the headstock like in the catalog. Asked JD and the answer was typical Ibanez hilarious. 91' was of course the year they started putting the logo's on all the sigs [not just the JEM/UV which always had them] but they had no necks yet so they took a waterslide logo, licked it, and stuck it on the headstock to take the catalog shots. They all fell off as soon as they dried and why the actual guitar never had the logo. Bought it and it's still a prize. Any catalog guitar is always a jewel.
Bought another one out of Germany that was supposed to be dead mint, with a crack through the headstock and about 5 dings. No offense to Germans but they are notorious overgraders. My experience only. I have a new neck for it but just never put it on.
I heard a story of 2 Rainforests hanging in the same store in the Netherlands in 93'. I know of a player Donnie in France but it's beat and had a full scallop on the fretboard.
There are some overseas but the US is where the vast majority are. Then again 2% of them are owned by Spinal Tap