An Ibanez serial number can tell you two things, year of manufacture and factory [or country] of manufacture.There is no master list to correlate to a model number, these are consecutive serialized numbers only.Ibanez did not put serial numbers on their guitars. The only way to date these guitars is to find out what years they were available and then comparing all the minute details like scripts, contours, and inlay variances that only the hardcore vintage gurus know., This old style serial number will either be on the neck plate or impressed into the back of the headstock.
Because allot of it can be confusing I'll spell out as many model/serial types as I can remember tonight in a fully inconcise and dribble filled rant.
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His favorite guitar was a black 1968 Stratocaster with maple neck.
Towards the later part of his career Hendrix started using different guitars, including some Gibson Flying Vs and Les Paul Customs.