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Does this body look like Korina to you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jun 28, 2005.


  1. $2,046 starting bid!!! :eek:
     
  2. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    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.
     
  3. unity bass

    unity bass

    Dec 15, 2003
    Modesto, Ca.
    Looks like white korina with a yellow tinted finish.
    I think Gibson did this as well.
    I'm not totally sure though.
     
  4. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    I could be wrong on this but IIRC the pre-lawsuit Ibi's were ash made to look like Korina.
     
  5. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    :eyebrow: 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.

    Rock,

    Michael
     
  6. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
  7. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    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! :D
     
  8. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    The Korina bass I had looked very much like this.
     
  9. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Ditto. I say Ash.
     
  10. Budbear

    Budbear Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Staten Island, NYC
    +1
     
  11. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
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    Korina
     
  12. unity bass

    unity bass

    Dec 15, 2003
    Modesto, Ca.
  13. dgce

    dgce

    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    A) That starting price is ridiculous for any Ibanez.

    B) Agreed, it doesn't quite look like korina to me either.

    HOWEVER,

    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!

    r
     
  14. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    It doesn't look like Korina to me. Here's Korina:
     

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