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Portal: Performer series
Code: PF
Period: 1978–1982
Total models: 12
Related: Concert / Artist
More about the Performer series


The Performer series is a line of solid body electric guitar models produced by Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. It was introduced in 1978 and offered for a period of five years until 1982.

The Performer series are part of Ibanez's attempt in the late 1970's (eventually spurred on by a lawsuit from Gibson) to move away from making direct copies of competitor's guitars. While the Performer series is plainly inspired by Gibson's iconic Les Paul model, there are enough subtle differences that no one would easily confuse one for the other. Among these differences are a very slight "cutaway" on the upper horn and a different headstock shape from Gibson's "open book" design.

The Concert series guitars are similar, but with a double-cutaway body style. The Artist series are also somewhat related, also with double-cutaway bodies for the most part.

The Performer series was discontinued after 1982. (more...)

Performer models

Performer models 
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PF360 (1982)
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PF350 (1979–1981)
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PF350L (1980)
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PF230 (1978–1979)
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PF200L (1978–1979)
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PF160 (1982)
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PF150 (1979–1981)
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PF150L (1980–1981)

Performer models by year

Expand to see all Performer series models by year of availability:

List of all 12 models in the Performer series



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