Limited Production Ibanez Prestige Basses Debut at NAMM

Ibanez brought out an impressive number of limited production "Prestige" basses featuring combinations of exotic woods at the first Indianapolis Summer NAMM musical instrument convention.
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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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