Mystery Ibanez

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blackreverend, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Hey all,
    Trying to find info on a Ibanez bass my friend has-

    SN- F924746 (made in 1992)

    Not a SR, RD, or BTB for sure
    Very pointy headstock
    PJ pups
    block inlayed rosewood FB

    Any ideas?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  3. MrWalker


    Apr 3, 2002
  4. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    Hell yes, I used to own one of these back in the day. \m/ :bassist:

  5. jrduer


    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    I checked the Ibanez Register Website (link above), and, from this serial number, it appears that the bass was made in 1989, instead of 1992. The "F" means it was made in Japan (Fuji Gen Gakki factory); the "9" is for 1989 (for instruments prior to 1987, there was a 2-digit date code; for 1987-1996 -- I think -- it was the last digit of the year); and 24746 means it was the 24746th instrument made that year at that factory.

    Don't know if this helps, but knowing what year it was made could go a long way toward identifying it. Some models were only made for a few years.

    The Ibanez 1990 US Catalog seems to be the first time a bass with block inlays, pointy headstock, and PJ pickups entered the picture. An S Bass, like the one pictured above.

    Is this it?

  6. MR.ATK


    Jan 6, 2006
    possibly EX series i own one of these my very first bass
  7. yup EX series I once had a EX445 which had a pointy headstock that was the same as an Ibanez Jem guitar..

    there was another Jazz model in burst colors with a similar headstaock but it was more rounded.