Guitar and bass maker Ibanez displayed a very large number of products at the recent Anaheim NAMM musical instrument convention. The expansion of Ibanez Prestige models definitely includes their Soundgear bass line. 2005 Prestige Soundgears feature neck-thru construction for better sustain, stability and upper fret access. The 4-string and 5-string Soundgear Prestige models are available with the choice of flamed maple top and maple body wings for players desiring a brighter sound and mahogany wings and a walnut top for those favoring a darker sound. The 6-string Soundgear Prestige features maple wings with a flamed maple top. A fourth generation Mono-Rail bridge featured on all Soundgear Prestige models offers improved string-to-string isolation for better total integrity and even easier string changes.