Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition Buckeye Burl SR Premium Bass

Ibanez has unveiled a new limited edition version of their SR Premium bass. Built in their Premium facility, the SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD is set from its apart with a Buckeye Burl top with a matching headstock and pickup covers.

Ibanez SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD Bass

The SR5BBLTD’s ash body is matched with an Atlas-5 five piece wenge and bubinga neck that is reinforced with KTS Titanium rods. The rosewood fretboard holds 24 frets and is inlaid with abalone oval position markers.

Ibanez fits the SR5BBLTD with a pair of Nordstrand Big Single pickups with wood covers. Its preamp is a EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with bypass and mid-frequency switches for extra tonal shaping. Hardware includes a mono-rail IV bridge and a Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut.

As with all instruments made in the premium facility, the bass receives a premium fret edge treatment for smoother playing and a more comfortable grip. The Ibanez SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD is available now with a street price of $2,499.

Ibanez SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD Bass Photos:

Ibanez SR Premium LTD SR5BBLTD Bass Specs:

Finish:Natural Flat
Neck:Atlas-5 Wenge/Bubinga with KTS TITANIUM rods
Top:Buckeye Burl
Headstock:Buckeye Burl
Inlays:Abalone oval
Frets:24 Medium frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
Bridge:Mono-rail IV bridge
Pickups:Nordstrand “Big Single” 5 Buckeye Burl Wood neck pickup (Passive)
Electronics:EQB-IIISC 3-band eq w/eq bypass switch & Mid frequency switch
Nut:Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL nut
Hardware Color:Gold
Case:Hardshell Case included

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  1. Larry Molmud

    Wish they had used darker wood. Kinda ugly.

  2. I thought that it was beautiful. I love the knotty look.

  3. Mike Matthews

    Pretty schweet looking in my book.

  4. Mike

    if I’m going to spend that kind of money on a bass, it ain’t gonna be an Ibanez.

    • Troy

      High Five

    • Jerry

      Ditto !!

    • paul

      I own a 1978 4001 ric and an American std fender both are in the case and play my SR1600 exclusively Do not discount Ibanez these are great playing basses!!!! beat over rated fenders hands down. norstrand pickups are awesome!!!!

  5. I have an SR premium. Fantastic bass. Nordstand pickups are just amazing

  6. bvdon

    Quite beautiful… a lot of bass for the money.

  7. gene

    Ibanez has been kicking so much ass in the past few years.

  8. Morebasser

    Shame on you, Ibanez – $2.5K and no case?!
    I don’t get it…

  9. sean

    my new dream bass. beautiful… well done Ibanez. make the guy who doesn’t need 1 more bass start thinking about selling a kidney to get one….

  10. J.gold

    6 strings would be killer..

  11. Anthony

    I have seen and played one a few times. They look great and play great. I think they are worth the money if you like Soundgear style necks and string spacing.

  12. Lindy C.

    Ibanez should bring back Musician Bass Line and give it the same treatment.

  13. Bill

    I own an Alembic Orion, a Rick 4001, and several Fenders… but my favorite is my Ibanez SR4500E. I prefer the Bartolinis to Nordstrand though.

    • Terence

      I’ve had several basses through the years, but my SR5005 is the best by far. No contest.

  14. Avery

    Do they make these for lefties????