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Re: Do we like these? (Suzi Quatro Greco bass)
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 10:22:41 AM »
In full-Apartheid-heyday SA, American instruments probably weren't so easy to come by due to the sanctions and the strict SA foreign currency management ("Financial Rand", they had a virtual currency for imports). Japan, otoh, never had issues dealing with Apartheid SA, they sold a lot of cars there.

But you're right, come the latish 70ies, Ibanez was pushing hard to establish itself as a brand and they were very successful at leaving the "law suit"-image behind them. Lots of professional German bands played Ibanez around that time too - ones that could have afforded Fender or Gibson with ease.
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