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06-19-2018 08:15 PM
Re: No builder ID on the 2018 Premium?

That's because the Prestige logo is also on the back of the AZ's

06-19-2018 08:05 PM
mike570 My AZ242 has the standard Indo stamp but the Premium logo next to it. Different from the "made in the Premium factory..." label with the goofy serial number on my RG921 from the original premium run.
06-19-2018 06:40 PM
Re: No builder ID on the 2018 Premium?

That's what the old label used to say but there's no reason they need to continue to use it, they stopped at least 2 years ago. Just like they never had to put Team J Craft on anything built at Fujigen but somebody thought it would be clever marketing and it worked, so much so everybody thought there actually was a Team and spoke loudly when they stopped using the logo.
06-19-2018 06:38 PM
Re: No builder ID on the 2018 Premium?

Supposedly. I wondered if that has changed.
06-19-2018 06:31 PM
Re: No builder ID on the 2018 Premium?

I thought all Premiums were built at Ibanez' own enclave in one of the major Indonesian manufacturers by Fujigen trained luthiers.

06-19-2018 06:14 PM
Re: No builder ID on the 2018 Premium?

Never expect anything on the back of the headstock to stay the same for very long, usually 5/6 years at most before it changes

06-19-2018 06:10 PM
No builder ID on the 2018 Premium?

I'm used to seeing a stamp about where the guitar was made. Nothing on the 2018 Premium I just picked up. Just the serial # and a code of 1P-01. Weird.

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