In 1929 he was succeeded by his son Yoshitaro Hoshino.
In the 1980s own designs were introduced such as the, Performer, Musician and Iceman Models.
Unfortunately, Ibanez does not use a uniform format for their serial numbers.
The guitar production is outsourced to different companies in various countries where the numbering schemes are different in each factory.
This was adopted by other manufacturers,as Fujigen Gakki or Teisco.
In 1967 the first Ibanez guitars were imported by Elger Company, USA.