Limited Production Ibanez Prestige Basses Debut at NAMM

July 1, 2005

In the BTB Series, their large-bodied, big-necked beast, there was a five-string and a six-string with zebrawood top, mahogany body, and zebrawood back.

In the Soundgear line, Ibanez's line for bassists preferring a slimmer body and narrow neck, there were six different models. In that category, for players who desire a bass that accentuates the lower, warmer tones, Ibanez displayed 4-, 5-, and 6-string models featuring a mahogany body with a zebrawood top. For players who want more high-end response there were 4-, 5, and 6-string versions of a Soundgear with a mahogany body and burled poplar top.

Soundgear Zebrawood/Mahogany Model Features:

  • Available Finish NTF Natural Flat
  • Body Material - 15mm Zebrawood Top/Mahogany Body
  • Neck Material - 5pc Maple/Bubinga
  • Neck Type - SR Prestige Thru Neck
  • No. Frets/Type - 24/Medium
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Inlay - SR Prestige Special
  • Bridge - Mono-Rail IV
  • H/W Color - Gold
  • Neck Pickup - Bartolini Custom
  • Bridge Pickup - Bartolini Custom
  • EQ - Vari-Mid Hi-Fi 3band
Soundgear Burled Poplar/Maple Model Features:
  • Available Finish - NTF Natural Top
  • Body Material - 15mm Burled Poplar Top, Maple Body
  • Neck Material - 5pc Maple/Bubinga
  • Neck Type - SR Prestige Thru Neck
  • No. Frets/Type - 24/Medium
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Inlay - SR Prestige Special
  • Bridge - Mono-Rail IV
  • H/W Color - Gold
  • Neck Pickup - Bartolini Custom
  • Bridge Pickup - Bartolini Custom
  • EQ - Vari-Mid Hi-Fi 3band
Soundgear Zebrawood/Mohagany Model Features:
  • Available Finish - NTF
  • Body Material - Zebrawood back, Mahogany body, Zebrawood top
  • Neck Material - 5pc Maple/Walnut
  • Neck Type - BTB Prestige Neck-Thru
  • No. Frets/Type - 24/Medium
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Inlay - BTB Prestige Special
  • Bridge - Mono-Rail IV
  • H/W Color - Gold
  • Neck Pickup - Bartolini Custom
  • Bridge Pickup - Bartolini Custom
  • EQ - Bartolini 3band 18volt
  • Other Special Features - 35" Scale
For more information, visit their web site at www.ibanez.com.

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