I'm not buying because it's a 5 and I'm not coming to the States this year anymore but I'm very interested in the exact model of the bass. The seller lists it as Ibanez SDGR 501-98 which isn't right of course and obviously not custom by any stretch of the imagination as anyone who's had a late 90s Ibanez knows.
To me it looks like an old version SR5005, which was offered in '98 as the SR5005MM except the top is way darker and more figured than the '98 catalogue model (http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1998/98042.jpg
). Funnily enough in the catalogue there's a 1016 model with the same body (http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1998/98043.jpg
) and they call that a SOL. So what I'm seeing in that auction would be something like a '98 SR 5005 SOL.
Anyway that bass looks as beautiful as any bass I ever saw so I was wondering if I could find one in a four string configuration with that same top
I've been a Warwick man for 4 years now but in my heart there's always room for a Japanese made Ibanez