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The Ibanez Guitar Development Center (IGDC) is a facility owned by Hoshino Gakki which performs research and development for Ibanez guitars. The IGDC is located in Owariasahi City, Aichi, Japan. It was opened in 2008.[1]

In addition to doing research and development, the IGDC produces some custom instruments for Ibanez endorsers, similarly to Hoshino USA's Los Angeles Custom Shop (LACS). The focus of the IGDC is largely around prototyping of electric basses and bass hardware, although they do also do some work with guitars.[2]

In 2017 the IGDC introduced it's first commercially available guitar model, the RGCTM1.

Sources

  1. History, Hoshino Gakki (company website), archived October 2016
  2. Ibanez "IGDC" RGCTM1-WMM & J Custom JCRG1601-SSK [video review], Jason McNamara, Ishibashi Music
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