Can you identify this bass ?

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  1. hugebob

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  2. Solarmist

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    I've never seen an Ibanez bass that looked like that before either - if it is an Ibby; it's ancient.

    You can try here under the resources link.
    http://ibanezrules.com/
     
  3. Avalon

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    Maybe from way, way back when they were primarily competing with Teisco?
     
  4. smcd

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    Doesn't look like any Ibanez I've seen. Looks like one of the legion of low quality Japanese basses that flooded out of Japan in the 1960's. I wouldn't touch that with a 10 foot pole.
     
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  6. KISSbestfan

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    The pickguard is not original, it has been modded. Its a Teisco E-52.

    If the price would be 50$ with shipping, and you like the classic look, I'd take it
     
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  8. Avalon

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    Think again. This may be one of the very first models of Ibanez basses - the 1901 & 1902 - apparently made in 1962.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. danomite64

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    Excellent work, Avalon!
     
  11. Avalon

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    Indeed, my google wu shu has grown powerful.
     
  12. Solarmist

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    ^ Is this info from the link you posted in the other thread?
     
  13. hugebob

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    great work! this is really interesting!
    thanks to everyone !
     
  14. jlepre

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    It's one of the RARE 3 string models as well!
     
  15. Josh Thatguy

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    Are we sure it's not a 2-string model that was MODDED?!?!
     
  16. Avalon

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    Nope. Someone in the Ibanez forum dug up this catalog page and posted it some time later.
     

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