Welcome to Ibanez Vintage Guitars
This site is dedicated to the great guitars made by Ibanez in its “Golden Era”
It started about 1974/75 when Hoshino Gakki – the company behind the Ibanez brand – emphasized on creating their own designs like the Artist (2611/12/13), Professional (2671) and Musician series until mid/end of the 80s when they moved production away from the Fujigen Gakki plant and focused more on cost optimization.
But the site is not limited to to the models of this area.
Become a member!
Everybody owning a vintage Ibanez guitar, also one of the copy models or the sometimes bizzare creations of the late sixties is invited to contribute to this site with details and descriptions of his guitar and pictures… pictures-… pictures…!
All you have to do is
Sign up is free and you’ll be able to create guitar posts, upload pictures of your axes and tell us the story behind.
Start your exploration of the fascinating Ibanez Vintage world right here by clicking the button below
What is a Vintage guitar?
There are many discussions about the question: “What is a “Vintage” guitar?”
The definition used here is quite simple:
Every Ibanez (also Greco, Tama, Cimar and related brands) built prior to 1990. And even if built later, the “Custom Legends” and Reissue models (RE) like the 2670RE, AR5000RE are considered to be “Vintage”.
A note to all ICW members
This site is NOT intended to be a competition to Ibanez Collectors World (ICW), a great web site managed by JohnS since many years. IMHO it is one of the most important – if not THE OFFICIAL site for all Ibanez collectors.
It rather is intended to be a more structured and systematic resource – kind of a dictionary – for everybody interested in Vintage Ibanez Guitars – more than a forum can be.
John and me have been talking about setting up this site starting in summer of 2018 and he contributed many usefull hints.
And he’s also really happy that somebody is continuing to give an appropriate platform to those great japanese guitars made in the past millenium.
Many, many thanks also to ICW member Leo, who contributed many ideas and lots of his knowledge about Ibanez guitars as well as he already added many of his guitars to this site.
I really appreciate that.