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Postby Jon S. » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:12 am

When a '70's Artist (pre-Musician) has a serial number beginning with "B," does that mean it's a "second?"
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Re: '70's Ibanez Artist question ...

Postby broesau » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:44 am

As I recall the letter at the beginning of the serial # refers to the month the guitar was made: A - January, B - February, etc.
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Re: '70's Ibanez Artist question ...

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:11 am

http://www.noahjames.com/vintagepage/musician.html
Linky Link to some Ibanez guys....
Lots of info
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Re: '70's Ibanez Artist question ...

Postby Jon S. » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:13 am

Excellent link, thanks, T-J!

P.S. Are they all 9-11 lbs. heavy?
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Re: '70's Ibanez Artist question ...

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:24 am

I play a Musician and it is heavy.
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Re: '70's Ibanez Artist question ...

Postby mkaufman » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:21 pm

First letter designates month, then the next two numbers designate year.

ie: B78 - Feb '78.

Those vintage Ibby's are great guitars...lots to choose from.

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