Ibanez SR...? How to figure out which model is bass guitar?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by supy, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. supy

    supy Commercial User

    Nov 11, 2016
    Hello there! I have in my stock of basses one ibanez SR...dont know the model. I have found serial number and its says it was built in 1995 in Japan, Fuji-gen Plant Factory. The serial is F514748. Dont know how much is worth and i want to know. Thank you for all you help!

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  2. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    First--nice looking guitar
    Second-not sure which model--but there are Ibanez catalogs online where you can check
    As for the serial number, I'm sure someone here knows what the mean off the top of their head.
    I don't remember it for more recent ones.
    I do know older serial number patterns for Ibanez.

    But a simple search online may help find one of the serial number deciphering info
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Almost sure it's an SR8xx series. Damn nice basses too. Dunno it's worth though.
  4. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    I agree. Basses above the sr800 were neck through. I believe the 800 was the best selling ibanez for many years (I even think I remember one of those musicians friend mail catalogues saying that it was their top selling professional bass for 199?)
  5. Take the neck off. Ibanez sometimes put the model number in the neck pocket during the 90s.
  6. jimbilly


    Apr 19, 2006
    Yup, it should be labeled where the neck and body meet. Capo the strings with a little tension to the tuners and you won't have any trouble getting the strings back to where you want them. I have never played a made in Japan Ibanez that I didn't like.
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    If it's a neckthrough, my guess is SR1200/SR1200TT w/black knobs. Top looks flamed/quilted albeit a little faded. Maybe a SR1000 with a top on it.

    If it's a bolt-on I'm gonna say it's a SR890GH.
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  8. supy

    supy Commercial User

    Nov 11, 2016
  9. supy

    supy Commercial User

    Nov 11, 2016
    Its bolt on :). Still didnt figure out, but closest is SR890H. How much dou think is worth
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Shot in the dark estimate.........$500-$1000, maybe less, depending on condition and the market. I could be way off though. I am no authority on Ibanez basses but they don't hold very high resale value. Even the top of the line basses don't get very much on the used market.
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  11. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    The older Ibanez SR800 and above basses made in Japan were the predecessors to the Prestige class of basses Ibanez has now. Used today, it's all over the board - because the model # isn't on the bass, it's sometimes mis-identified as being a cheaper Ibanez model like an older SR400. The SR800 bass may look like them but couldn't be any more different- very well made and a full active bass (active AFR pickups and also preamp). I bought my SR800 for $100 (probably misidentified), but I've seen them go for $300-400 for the painted finish, the particular one you have (I'm thinking it's the SR890 or a SR900) you can probably get a little more, around $400-500. Can you take a picture of the back of the bass though? One thing that looks a little unusual is the wood on the back of the headstock. The SR800 and 890 basses were to my understanding maple with rosewood fretboard(painted to match the finish or clear varnish for some of the 890s). The SR900 I believe has a bubinga neck. If it's a SR900, you can probably sell it for around $500. Resale price for ibanez basses take a pretty big hit generally.

    Here's an example of a SR900.
    SOLD - 1996 Ibanez SR900 VOL, European Market Only Model, MIJ Japan Mahogany/Bubinga Neck *GREAT BASS*
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  12. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    1996 SR1100 koa top
    14748 is a may build. they could have been building them in 1995 for 1996 model year. they were probably in stores in late 1995 anyway.
    looks like this koa model was only available one year
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