So i was at my mates house today and his mum was gonna throw this guitar out, im like, no dont do that ill take if off you hands and they were glad it was gone, i didnt really see what was so great about it but it was a free guitar, so when i got home and examined it, under one of the cut-out parts (semi-acoustic) it said it was an Ibanez Salvador, now they had it for like 3 years but i want to know how old it is, because its in pretty good shape with nothing i cant fix.
Salvador Ibáñez (1854-1920) was a Spanish luthier. He made guitars, ukuleles, mandolins and other stringed instruments. These instruments were considered the finest of their age and are prized for their excellent quality and impeccable workmanship.
At eleven years of age Ibáñez became an apprentice in guitar construction at Calle Muela Valencia. In 1870 he started his own company: Salvador Ibáñez y Albiñara. The company was registered at Calle Cubells. Working in his shop were the ten-year-old José Ibáñez and Magdalena Albiñara y Magraner, from Ollería, Valencia. In 1896 he first appeared in the trade guides at Calle Ruzafa Valencia and from 1898 to 1906 his shop was located at Calle Bajada de San Francisco. Salvador Ibáñez made bandurrias, lutes, six and nine-string guitars and also guitars with detachable necks. In 1897 he made the world's first double-necked guitar. In the period 1915-20 Salvador Ibáñez e Hijos (Salvador Ibáñez and Sons) were located at Calle Bajada de San Francisco and at Calle Padre Rico Valencia. When he died in 1920 his workshop continued to be managed by his two sons until it was completely destroyed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) in a bloody street fight, which cost the lives of many of the personnel.
After the Salvador Ibáñez workshop had been destroyed and with the Salvador Ibáñez guitars not being available (and very much sought after due to their excellent quality), the Japanese distributor Hoshino Gakki decided to start making Ibáñez guitars of their own after years of importing Salvador Ibáñez guitars to Japan. They purchased the trademark and started production, first naming the guitars "Ibanez Salvador" and later Ibanez which obtained great success in the 1970s and 1980s. Hoshino Gakki currently produces both acoustic and electric guitars using the Ibanez brandname but is mostly orientated to producing electric guitars.
Julian Bream has played a Salvador Ibáñez guitar. Eric Clapton has owned several original Salvador Ibáñez guitars, one of which was sold at a benefit auction in 1999 obtaining a final price of $42,000 USD.
That's from Wiki.
EDIT: I realize it might not be what you're looking for but I'm tired, so fark off.
my advice is look for a serial number somewhere on it and email ibanez (prolly an email address on there site) and ask if they can tell you where and when it was made
Yeah, as above.. PICTURESSSS!!!!!!!!!
yeah pics would probably help tonnes.
Give us guitar porn!!
Give us guitar porn!!
I love free Guitar Porn
Yeah I think what we need are pics and porn apparently.
Where be our pics? >;O
You left us with no pics =(