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Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass

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.

Ibanez SR5SMLTD Premium Bass

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:

Scale:34″
Neck:Atlas-5 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga neck with KTS Titanium rods
Body:Mahogany
Top:Spalted Maple and Bubinga
Fingerboard:Birdseye Maple
Inlay:Abalone oval
Frets:24 Medium frets
Pickups:Nordstrand Big Singles
Pickup Covers:Birdseye Maple
Bridge:Mono-rail V bridge
Hardware color:Black matte
Color:Natural Flat
Case:Includes Hardshell Case (MB100C)