What does MIJ/CIJ mean?

These terms are used when talking about guitars made in Japan.

MIJ = Made In Japan
CIJ = Crafted In Japan

You should see “Made In Japan” or “Crafted In Japan” stamped close to the serial number on the guitar. “Crafted In Japan” guitars are generally 1997 and newer.

Made in Japan

Crafted in Japan

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