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It also features an extra deep scoop cut on the lower horn for easy high fret access.

Ibanez currently makes two Ibanez RGD Prestige models.) guitar has an extremely thin body made out of mahogany, and is available in 6, 7 and 8-string models.

Harry Rosenbloom, founder of the (now-closed) Medley Music of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, was manufacturing handmade guitars under the name "Elger." By 1965, Rosenbloom had decided to stop manufacturing guitars and chose to become the exclusive North American distributor for Ibanez guitars. A.", retaining the company headquarters in Bensalem, Pennsylvania as a distribution and quality-control center. Hoshino settled out of court in early 1978 and the case was officially closed on February 2, 1978.

In September 1972, Hoshino began a partnership with Elger Guitars to import guitars from Japan. On June 28, 1977, in the Philadelphia Federal District Court, a lawsuit was filed by the Norlin Corporation, the parent company of Gibson Guitars, against Elger/Hoshino U. After the lawsuit, Hoshino Gakki abandoned the strategy of copying "classic" electric guitar designs, having already introduced a plethora of original designs.

Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar.

Ibanez manufactures effects, accessories, amps, and instruments in Japan, China, Indonesia and in the United States (at a Los Angeles-based custom shop).

The company has produced its own guitar designs ever since.

Hoshino Gakki also had semi-acoustic, nylon- and steel-stringed acoustic guitars manufactured under the Ibanez name.

Built by some of the most skilled luthiers Ibanez has to offer, they "represent every advance in design and technology Ibanez has developed over the last 20 years".

They feature aftermarket pickups (Seymour Duncan Jazz & Custom 5 in the 6 string model and Di Marzio PAF-7 pickups in the 7 string model,) 5 piece maple/wenge necks with Titanium reinforcement rods, a rosewood fingerboard with a tree of life fret board inlay, and Edge Zero tremolo systems.

The Greco versions were sold in Japan and the Ibanez versions were sold outside Japan.

From 1982, Ibanez guitars have also been sold in Japan as well.

Currently, there are nearly 165 models of bass guitar, 130 acoustic guitars, and more than 300 electric guitars.

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