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Vintage Ibanez Artist ?

JackButler

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Just picked up a nice old Ibanez Artist guitar. Can anyone help with dating or links to info please? Seems like a solid guitar.
Serial is 1900096
Any clue on which model specifically?
Here's a quick picture.
 

JackButler

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I think the first digit is actually an I according to a site someone nicely suggested.
I guess it's an 89, man I thought it was older! Crap. Nice guitar nonetheless.
 

paintguy

Long Hair Hippy Freak
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I dig it. Those older Ibanez Artist guitars are very cool.:AOK

Congrats!
 

Caretaker

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I think the first digit is actually an I according to a site someone nicely suggested.
I guess it's an 89, man I thought it was older! Crap. Nice guitar nonetheless.
It`s still 19 years old. LOL Those are great guitars.
 

mc5nrg

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Not made in 1989 or at least not imported to the USA. Better pix, especially of the bridge and tuners will help date it. From what I can make out in the photo I'd concur with the above post.
 

Old Pucker

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The letter 'I' indicates the month (Sept). The following two numbers are the year of manufacture.

Southbay - yours is indeed a '77.

If Jack's ser # is I900096, then it may have been made in 1990 (assuming they kept the same serial numbering system from the 70s & 80s).

Cheers,

OP
 

JackButler

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I guess they switched numbering system in 86 or 87. Man, I dunno!
Anyone else?
When I looked at a few sites, I came up with '89 or '90.
 

Guitartim

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You've got an early (possibly transition model) '89 'Artstar' AR 200BK.

The narrow-waisted headstocks indicate an Artstar model of the late 80's early 90's. The Artstar neck profiles were usually a bit slimmer than the former 'Artist' series. All are great guitars for the money. Enjoy!
 




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