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Old 11-12-2003, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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What color is IH?

i just got an '88 USA 540S that i thought to be Caribbean Blue finish, but when i pulled the neck (i use to do that on all of my newbies) i discovered this stamp: 540S-IH.
then i ran thru all my old catalogs, but no IH colors listed on the color charts.

can anyone help me? thanx in advance!

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Old 11-12-2003, 11:30 AM
 
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Are you sure the code refers to a color?

PS: You know better than posting about a new guitar and not showing us the pics
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not sure if IH is the color code, but i know that all of my Ibys got the color code written pretty like this one (i.e. the same stamp reveals model and color), so i gave it for granted, but i could be wrong.

pics? well, no pics at the moment, but they'll be soon available online.
anyway, she looks pretty much like this one (far right), but a little darker and with different wiring (5-way selector instead of 3x on/off switches)
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:28 PM
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The I and H shouldn't be in black or in line with the model stamp, those are inspectors stamps, usually in red, sometimes black [usually red]
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that's the dilemma.
on all my other Ibanezes, the color code stamp is exactly in line with the model stamp, same color, same font etc., in a few words: they're both in the same stamp.
same thing for this S, 540S-IH is one stamp.

the stamp issue got me confused for a long time back when i was a kid, and while looking for my first Ibanez' model name, i pulled the neck and discovered the stamp NRG-410BK, and since i was completely ignorant about Ibanez, i was convinced i had an NRG model... then i realized that the N had to be intended separately from the rest. i also realized that BK is for black, while the guitar is pearl white, hehe...
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Yes, most of the time you will find a paint code [and sometimes it's erronious and a different color] but I, H, E, F, and R are typical inspectors staps, typically not in line with the model # but in random position wherever they stamped it. Not saying that's what it is in your case, just typically
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Old 11-13-2003, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks Rich!
then i guess mine is a Caribbean Blue finish... i can sleep now!
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.... but I, H, E, F, and R are typical inspectors staps,
I forgot N, they're big on N's
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yeah, i know, the N stamp got me confused for years!
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