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Ibanez SR505 Model year or Fake?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jltuttl, Jan 8, 2012.


  1. jltuttl

    jltuttl

    Jul 1, 2010
  2. ACalbass

    ACalbass

    Dec 16, 2011
    Mine is an SR405 and has the same battery compartment.
     
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    I think after 08-09' ibanez replaced the screw on battery plate and replaced it with a plastic cover that can be flipped open. All the newer SR's have the flip cover, except for the Prestige SR's for some reason. That ibby looks legit.
     
  4. Blind Rat

    Blind Rat

    Apr 23, 2009
    Here
    I have an SR500 of that vintage and the battery cover is the same.
    The rest of the bass looks right as well.
     
  5. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Looks good to me.

    Looks like it may have the Wenge/Bubinga (Wenge is much darker than Jotoba) neck which would make it a 2007 or earlier: Ibanez Catalogs
     
  6. jltuttl

    jltuttl

    Jul 1, 2010
    Thanks all. I might try to go for it. Need another 5er and these fit my hands well.
     
  7. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Looks just like my old 505
     
  8. IngerAlb

    IngerAlb

    May 11, 2007
    Yeah, looks like a pre 2007 SR.
     

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