Dating ibanez pf 200
On June 28, 1977, Norlin, the parent company of Gibson, filed a lawsuit against Elger (Ibanez) in Philadelphia Federal District Court . Elger Co." with Gibson claiming trademark infringement based on the duplicate "open book" or "moustache" headstock design of the Ibanez copies.
Allegedly Gibson had threatened to sue Elger/Ibanez for a long time regarding the use of the headstock which Norlin claimed as a Gibson trademark.
Routings for electronics and wiring were pretty rough in a manner similar to todays Indonesian guitars.
In 1971, Hoshino bought Elger Guitars, regaining the North American distribution rights, and changed the name to "Ibanez USA".
Having started as a relatively unknown and low-budget Japanese guitar brand, Ibanez discovered the way to success around 1970 when they started making copies of well-known American guitars like Gibson, Fender and Rickenbacker.
They did a good job: the guitars were good copies, at least from a visual point of view.
He made the first few instruments himself in 1959, but quickly realized the challenges of producing sufficient quantities of guitars.
He brought in a German master violin maker named Karl Muller.