Ibanez is making a special run of heir SR Premium bass for 2016. The SR5SMLTD Premium is a five-string model that will sport a spalted maple top, birdseye maple fingerboard, and birdseye maple pickup covers to exude what the company calls a rare exotic charm.
As a member of the Premium line, the bass carries several other upgrades from standard SR models. Its five-piece wenge and bubinga neck is reinforced with KTS titanium rods while its 24 frets are given a fret edge treatment in the Premium workshop. Other features include a pair of Nordstrand Big Single pickups, a custom active/passive 3-band EQ with a mid frequency switch, and a Mono-rail V bridge.
The Ibanez SR5SMLTD Premium Bass is expected to ship at the end of September with a street price of $1,799.99.
Ibanez SR5SMLTD Premium Bass Specs:
|Neck:||Atlas-5 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga neck with KTS Titanium rods|
|Top:||Spalted Maple and Bubinga|
|Frets:||24 Medium frets|
|Pickups:||Nordstrand Big Singles|
|Pickup Covers:||Birdseye Maple|
|Bridge:||Mono-rail V bridge|
|Hardware color:||Black matte|
|Case:||Includes Hardshell Case (MB100C)|