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SOLD Ibanez BTB 1205e Prestige - Customized.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by tercesyrev, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Well, I'm reluctantly selling my Ibby 2006 - BTB 1205e Prestige. I had it professionally customized. Modifications include a thumb groove, custom rosewood knobs to match fretboard, lower horn removed, a portion of the top wood removed for the abalone inlay, edges of head stock bevelled to show the three types of wood and the locking jack replaced with a standard one (pulling my amp down and breaking cords was getting old). More recently I applied a couple coats of Danish Oil that once dry, leaves a durable glossy shine. The guitar is simply beautiful and I get compliments all the time. Truly one of a kind. Has the original custom Bartolini PUPs and electronics. 35" scale, neck through, dual trust rods . . only needed one slight adjustment in 3 years +. Nice low action . . . sounds HUGE and plays silky smooth. Condition is conservatively between and 8.5 - 9. Only a few minor nicks or scuffs. No belt rash. Plastic is still on the electronics covers. The reason for selling is I'm having a custom bass made and need extra $$$. Comes with the original Ibanez hard shell case that is in excellent shape as well. Asking a very reasonable $750.00!

    3/11/10 - FOR MORE PICS go to


    I've tried to get every angle possible. Pics show a very good representation of the condition of the guitar

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  2. Wow! I normally don't like the BTB series but this came out great.
  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I HATE the normal BTB body shape, but this is pure awesome.
  4. Free bump dude for an absolutely awesome looking Ibanez Affirma bass!
  5. manbass


    May 20, 2004
    Tampa Bay
    Wow, just wow.
  6. morguedoc71


    May 22, 2009
    Yeah...not gonna buy this one, but DAYUM!

    That's a purdy bass...:bassist:

    Good luck with the sale!

    BIGREDSIX Supporting Member

    What is the weight and string spacing at the bridge please?
  8. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Hey Big Red, I believe Ibanez specs it at 19mm but I'm measuring 18.5 albeit with a ruler so it's in that area. Spacing is excellent for finger picking / slapping. The thumb groove adds a nice comfort feature while playing too. My scale indicates 9.2lbs. Very little neck dive especially considering the 35" scale neck. Though beefier than some other basses it's well balance and very comfortable.

    Anything else . . let me know . . Thanks!
  9. I remember seeing this in a topic a long time ago, a pic of it and your Affirma - a wooden EDA905 esque bass. I Loved the look of both, and I'd be ready to buy this for 800, but I'm a poor university student. Good luck selling this, someone is going to love it.
  10. omroi2001


    Feb 18, 2009
    Would you consider $500.00 shipped? No disrespect meant, I would like to give you $800.00 but I can't see my wife allowing that when I already have 3 other basses. Just something to throw out for you to consider. Let me know.
  11. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    Is that an ichthys on the lower horn? I love looking at this thing.
  12. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Omroi - Sorry dude, really don't want to go that low. Considering it's condition and mods, I think $750 is reasonable. Why can't our wives just understand that us men need basses like they need shoes?

    Lublin - yes that is an ichthys. I play in a couple worship bands at church. The bass has only seen my bedroom, church or it's case. .

    BIGREDSIX Supporting Member

    So, it's a mahogany body? What is the fboard wood? Explain the control layout and switch, please...
  14. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Hi Big Red . . . . Mohagany sandwiched between tiger maple on top, and hard maple on the back. Fretboard is rosewood. Custom, USA made Bartolinis - top two contols are master volume and p/u balance. The three bottom controls are bass, mid & treble combined with a 3 position midrange sweep toggle switch. This bass provides a wide array of sounds. Almost any type of music can be played on this. Check out the threads on the BTB PRESTIGE to read more about the versatility of this model. Thanks . . .
  15. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Too bad the body has been modded as I have a buddy that has been looking for that exact bass.
  16. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Well it seems alot of players out there in TB land like the looks of it. Getting some excellent feedback through PMs as well. Hope your buddy finds what he's looking for. These 1205 prestiges have become harder to find lately now that they're discontinued.
  17. babebambi


    Jan 7, 2008
    wow, very tasteful mod

    can you share when this bass was made? and when moded?
    made in Japan or Korea?

  18. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for your inquiry babebambi. The guitar was made in Korea. I had the same question (concern?) when I first considered buying this. But after playing it initially and now owning it for a few years, to me it doesn't matter. This is an excellent instrument, regardlesss where it was made. Absolutely no problems what so ever. I previoulsy owned an EDA 905 and this BTB Prestige blew that away . . . no comparison. It was a toss up between this and a Warwick. I found the BTB to offer a wider array of sounds and had a easier neck to play . . . IMO. (nothing against Warwicks) Based on when I bought it, I'm pretty sure it's a 2006 model.

    The mods were done a couple years back by a luthier / guitar repair specialist with over 30 years of experience. He followed my design perfectly and did an incredible job. So good you can't find any indications the mods were done. Hope this helps . ..
  19. I'll give another bump for the beauty of the bass.
  20. igroove4god


    Oct 27, 2003
    Selling 2 of my basses for yours. I will be in touch soon. Thank you!
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