ABOUT  MR-IBANEZ

   THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY FRIENDS AT MASS ST MUSIC.   IT WAS TAKEN AT 2005 WINTER
NAMM WHERE MR-IBANEZ ATTENDED AS THE GUEST OF HOSHINO USA.  THE BOOK SHOWN
IN THE PHOTO IS  IBANEZ, THE UNTOLD STORY THAT FEATURES SOME OF THE MR-IBANEZ
COLLECTION. MICHAEL WRIGHT CONTACTED MR-IBANEZ ABOUT USING SOME PHOTOS OF
THE SIXTIES ERA OF THE COLLECTION TO SHOW IN THIS BOOK.   IF YOU DONT ALREADY HAVE
A COPY OF THIS BOOK, YOU CAN GET ONE AT  WWW.IBANEZ.COM.  I ALSO RECOMMEND ANY
OF MICHAELS BOOKS, AVAILABLE AT WWW.VINTAGEGUITAR.COM WHERE MICHAEL IS KNOWN
AS THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER IN THEIR MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
     THE GUITAR SHOWN IS THE BOB WEIR MODEL 1 WHICH WAS RELEASED IN A LIMITED EDITION
OF 15 TO THE USA, 15 TO THE REMAINDER OF THE PLANET IN 2005. NUMBER 27 OF 30 IS OWNED
BY THE MR-IBANEZ COLLECTION AND IS SIGNED BY BOB WEIR ON THE REAR CONTROL CAVITY.
THANKS TO MY FRIENDS AT HOSHINO AND MASS ST MUSIC FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU BUY THE BOOK IBANEZ, THE UNTOLD STORY,
BUT FOR THOSE THAT DONT, JEFF HASSELBERGER IS THE MARKETING AND
DESIGN EXPERT WHO STARTED IT ALL FOR IBANEZ IN THE USA, ROY MIYAHARA
IS THE 6TH PRESIDENT OF HOSHINO USA WHO PROVIDED THE LEADERSHIP OF
HOSHINO USA FOR MANY YEARS, BOB WEIR ( IBANEZ ENDORSEE) IS A MUSICIAN
FORMERLY WITH GRATEFUL DEAD, AND MR-IBANEZ .

     FRITZ KATOH IS THE GUITAR DESIGNER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A LARGE
PORTION OFTHE GUITAR DESIGNS BROUGHT FORTH BY IBANEZ IN THE 1970'S.