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#1 Posted : 5/31/2016 2:13:24 PM

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Hello all, my name is Marc and I come from the Netherlands.
I bought this guitar, its a V320 Vintage. It really looks nice, sounds good and plays like a dream. Its just feels good. And now I would like to know a little more about this beauty. When I type the serial in a Ibanez serial searcher, it is not recognized. The number is: 89040256 T. I have searched the net for two days but the only thing I found was that a Japanes factory named Kato build the V series for Ibanez. They did not use a letter for factory. But what is the 'T' doing there? And the other thing, the headstock of an V320 I found, looks completely different then the one I have. Under the text: 'Ibanez' is the word: ' Vintage' on the headstock. Finally the inlays are stars on mine (sort of) instead of dots on others.
Anyone who has some answers? Thanks in advance.
Cheers, Marc
#2 Posted : 5/31/2016 4:00:04 PM

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Hello Marc, and welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you got a really good guitar find. Your serial number tells us that your guitar was made in April 1989 and was the 256th one built of that model. As for the "T" I could not find any reference to a factory and that letter, so I am not sure what meaning the "T" has.

I did find the 1989 catalog page in the Ibanez archives, which will give you more details about your guitar. Here is the link to that page:

1989 Ibanez catalog page

Hope that helps,
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#3 Posted : 5/31/2016 5:26:55 PM

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Yes! That's the one I have. Thank you so much! Dance

But now the 'T'
Kato seems to be the maker of the V series from 1982. Mine is different and from 1989 we know now thanks to NIX.
At the Gretschguitars.com I read:

“JT” is most common among the several two-letter country/factory prefixes, signifying Japan (J) and its Terada (T) factory.


Edit: the T stands for the Tendura factory - Captainibanez
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