NGD 1981 Ibanez AR300

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  1. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    Their hardware was THE best. And intelligent. And yeah, workmanship was stellar. Gibson paled in comparison.
     
  2. 21stcsm

    21stcsm Senior Member

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    and unlike many guitars "inspired" by the Les Paul, it has a totally unique headstock shape (vs one slightly modified to avoid gibson's wrath) and I prefer it.
     
  3. BadPenguin

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    Hey 21, beautiful beastie! congratulations, but a little clarification here.
    NOT Fuji Gen Gakki made. Made by Terada, who built MOST of their electrics up to 85/87.
    I have an 81 AR100 that was heavily modified, but still is a killer guitar with all original parts. And it came with the V2's. (Personally, I like a little better then the super 58's.)
    An 84 AR100 with the Super 58's, and an 05 AR200 that had the AH pickups, but I replaced them with a V1/V8 set. It's thought the 05 is a prototype, possibly made by Peerless in Korea. The 2 80's rival my Paul in every shape and way possible. And I think it was Ibanez telling the world, "Yeah we made copies, but look at what we learned!"
     
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  4. 21stcsm

    21stcsm Senior Member

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    I've seen widely divergent opinion on this

    Not sure who to believe

    Most say it switched to Terada in 85'ish almost exclusively - and the letter switched from month designator to factory designator at that point

    I'm agnostic at this point but the experts I've found to be most reliable say it's Fujigen

    I love Terada btw - most of my Gretsches are Terada

    I've asked among those at Ibanez forum and most believe it's Fujigen but I am open to possibility it's Terada
     
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    BadMojo MLP Vendor

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    Nice! That’s one sexy Ibanez!

    ;)
     
  7. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    GDP is notoriously inaccurate. Have they updated their protocols in the last few years?

    If not, I would not necessarily trust them.
     

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