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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez with American address on the neck plate

Does anyone know where those Ibanez guitars with American address on the neck plates are made?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 09:54 AM
 
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This has been discussed a LOT in other threads.

Those guitars were MADE in Japan, but assembled and set up in the US.
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Thanks very much to your reply. Now, I know where my '89 RG750 were made.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 04:46 PM
 
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'Twas made in Japan.
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One more question. If they were all made in Japan, what was the purpose of putting the American address on the neck plate?
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One more question. If they were all made in Japan, what was the purpose of putting the American address on the neck plate?
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Those guitars were MADE in Japan, but assembled and set up in the US.
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One more question. If they were all made in Japan, what was the purpose of putting the American address on the neck plate?
Does it say "Made in America"? And even though it doesn't you thought it was made here right? That's the point.
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This seems to be a little bit confusing. If it was made in Japan, the American address should not be on the neck plate. It seems that it was assembled in USA , am I right or not?
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The parts were made in Japan, you should have a serial # that begins with F on the back of the headstock. The address on the plate was half meant to confuse, so obviously it worked, right?

To qualify as MADE in the US 2/3 of it has to be MADE in the US. They weren't, never were, which is why it doesn't say Made in the US. The address simply points to where it was finished and assembled.
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Thanks, Rich.
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In all fairness, the bodies were sent over cut for only the bridge humbucker, all of the finish routing to model [or custom] spec as well and the paint was done in the US. Then assembled and setup before shipping. There was enough done to logically put an address plate on, but in no way should that be construed to mean they were "made" here. The US address plate has cause nothing but confusion as people just assume it means "made" in.
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Kramer, Charvel, and BC Rich, have all done the same thing. You see an American address, you think it's an American guitar. It's just part of their marketing. I can't tell you how many people think that the BC Rich "NJ" stands for "New Jersey", when it really stands for "Nipon Japan" which means "Made in Japan".
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