Just in 1962 was Jumpei Hoshino decided to build his own guitars again.
A new factory was built where now also amplifiers and electric guitarswere made.
These were guitars with many buttons and switches and had no logo.
In the late 1960s, the guitars were provided with in "spaghetti-style"metal logo on the head stock.
Because the request of guitars could no longer be met, Yoshitaro decided to build guitars themselve.
Meanwhile, his four sons were also part of the venture and the company Hoshino Gakki was founded.
For over 50 years the guitar building company Fujigen has been a partner of Hoshino, they built the Ibanez electric guitars. Because the quality of the Korean guitars is just as good as the Japanese, they made since 1994 also other Ibanez models here. Just like 100 years ago, Hoshino Gakki still has its headquarters in Nagoya.
Ibanez guitars have also been produced in South Korea since the early 1990s. The research and development department is also located here.
L=December) The first 2 digits represent the year (77=1977) The last 4 digits are the consecutive production number for that month.
(0544) Serial number H770544 is therefore the 544th guitar built in August 1977. It is claimed that the H is the initial of the first name of the at that time director of the company, Haruo Terada. (7=1987 to 6=1996) The last 5 digits is the production number which is increased by 5000 each month. Serial number F534157 here is the 4157th guitar of 1995, built by Fuji Gen Gakki in July 1995.
The company exported many guitars to other Asian countries and in 1937it had an output of more than 1000 guitars a month.