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Ibanez experts: is this a factory second?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EpicSoundtracks, Dec 16, 2017.


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  1. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
    5EC103BA-8D65-42E9-AE40-653110BD0C14. Just acquired this bass as a project and noticed what looks like an “S” scribed in the back of the headstock. i assume this indicates that it was a second but i’d like to get the opinion of the experts. thanks in advance!
     
  2. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I am not an expert but yup, that sure looks like a Second stamp to me. If you can't find an issue, great.
     
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  3. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    The bass has a build date of 10-15-2010 out of the Indonesian plant and was the 511th instrument made that month. I’m not aware of B stock instruments getting stamped at the factory though? It may have been and then sold to an employee and they later on sold it and that’s how it got into circulation but I would like to see the entire bass to see what would make it a B stock.
     
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  4. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
    great info, thanks Jay!
     
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  5. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
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  6. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    Yes that s stamp is how ibanez marks their factory seconds
     
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  7. Oh, that's something new for me. Wasn't aware that Ibanez did that. Will look out for it in the future when I shop around.
     
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