Ibanez serial numbers are unique identifiers placed on instruments sold under the Ibanez brand.Ibanez guitars have used serial numbers since the mid 1970s.First the issue of what this model is really called.The production total for this anniversary model was just over 500 (the number 511 pops up here and there).
The company has produced its own guitar designs ever since.
Serial numbers can be useful in determining the age of a guitar as well as in which country and by which builder it was produced.
Unfortunately, there is no single unified format used for Ibanez serial numbers.
This resulted in the so-called Ibanez lawsuit period.
During this lawsuit period Ibanez started producing guitars under the Mann name to avoid authorities in the US and Canada.