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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Case Ave Ibanez guitar

Hello,

This is my first post, I've been an Ibanez fan from the 80's metal days. My Ibanezs are a late 80s 540 R, and a 78 Artist.

I bought an Ibanez guitar in the early 90s that looks like the current JS. The interesting thing is I just read the article on American made Ibanez guitars:

http://www.jemsite.com/usa/usa.htm

which says that Case Ave was only used for endorsees, but the guitar I have says in was made on Case Ave. What could this mean? Could I possibly have a guitar that was made for an endorsee that ended up being sold retail? I bought the guitar in a NY shop I think around 92 or 93 new. It says "Custom" or maybe "Custom Shop" on the neck (I can't remember exactly). There is no model number or identification on the headstock.

Just curious,
John
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 03:32 PM
 
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Lots of guitars of that era had a "custom made" plaque on the fretboard. They're just run-of-the-mill production units.

How do you know your guitar was made at Case Ave.?
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How do you know your guitar was made at Case Ave.?
The neck plate says "Case Ave Hollywood", but the smooth area (on the neck plate) where I guess the serial number could be etched is blank.
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If you read it closely you should find there were 2 Case Ave. addresses. One for LACS, the other for the offices and H&S [the subsidery co. setup to do the assembly and finishing on the Japan made parts that make up these 1000's of "Custom Made" guitars]
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If you read it closely you should find there were 2 Case Ave. addresses. One for LACS, the other for the offices and H&S [the subsidery co. setup to do the assembly and finishing on the Japan made parts that make up these 1000's of "Custom Made" guitars]
This may be a stupid question but what does LACS mean?

The article says it was "about 10 blocks north". I didn't consider that this could be on the same street I don't think my neck plate has a street address, I'd have to look.
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