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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jun 28, 2005.
$2,046 starting bid!!!
No, it doesn't. Looks like ash to me. I had a Korina (black limba) bass a few years back and it looked nothing like that at all.
Looks like white korina with a yellow tinted finish.
I think Gibson did this as well.
I'm not totally sure though.
I could be wrong on this but IIRC the pre-lawsuit Ibi's were ash made to look like Korina.
White korina has little pores all over (kind of like mahogany) - that bass is stained to the same coloer but it is not white limba (the type gibson used) and definitely not black limba.
Thats White Limba or Korina...so uh...no.
Its either maple with clear finish or ash stained yellowish.
I'm no carpenter, but I'd have to agree! 2046 starting bid, maybe I can get these guys to buy my MIJ 75 RI Jazz for 3 grand or so!
The Korina bass I had looked very much like this.
Ditto. I say Ash.
This page shows some really white Korina but I agree with you guys on this one...It looks like ash.
A) That starting price is ridiculous for any Ibanez.
B) Agreed, it doesn't quite look like korina to me either.
Do you recall the tale of Eddie Van Halen owning an old Ibanez destroyer guitar that was supposed to have incredible tone until he decided to get creative and slice it up to look a bit more like a Dean? Consequently, the guitar sucked ever since. However, he said the reason why is sounded so great was because it was made of korina wood like those original old Gibsons. Again, this was an Ibanez "Destroyer" not an all out lawsuit Explorer copy that came out before it. So the question is, did Ibanez start using korina around the time the Destroyer guitar was built or did they use it as far back as when they were making lawsuit copies like this V-bass? Hmmm...
Hey, then again who cares? Only a madman would pay that kinda money for that bass!
It doesn't look like Korina to me. Here's Korina: