Re: Is this prestige ibanez real?
looks real to me. looking at the neck and neck pocket would be one way to validate. The serial number being scratched off does point to a possible stolen guitar. The only other option is if it was stamped a second hand model. Some manufacturers with sell factory defects as seconds , and usually you'll fine a second stamp toward the 21-24 frets on the fret board itself. Most of those stamped second don't have a serial number as there is no factory warranty. I am not sure Ibanez has ever sold seconds, at least not to my knowledge.
if it was stolen at some point, you can't fix that. If it is a good deal, go for it.