SOLD *RARE* Ibanez Affirma 305

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by austentaciousC, Dec 23, 2013.

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  1. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
    A rare bird here. It is a limited edition, only 1000 total made, few of which made it to the US, and fewer yet that are 5 string, like this one. Excellent condition, comes with original hardshell case.

    This series was designed by Swiss luthier, Rolf Spuler. His design incorporates a 34" scale maple neck that extends half-way through the body with a thumb slot, a pearl/abalone AFR insignia, and a pearl block with Ibanez and the serial number inscriptions inlaid into the body, located between the single coil pickup and the piezo loaded bridge system. There are individual piezo volume adjustment slots on the back

    Got this recently in a trade here on the forums, it is an ergonomic, light weight, great sounding and extremely rare instrument . From my understanding the 305 series had an upgraded body wood (two piece bookmatched solid Flame Maple), compared with the 105 and 205 series. Finely crafted, ergonomic, light weight, great sounding and extremely rare instrument. Controls are Volume,Blend, treble/bass stack

    12/24/2013: Just took it out of the case for a quick lookover and heres what we have.

    -Truss rod works perfectly, neck almost flat no buzz
    -Action slammed with no buzz, excellent fretwork
    -19mm spacing
    -intonation perfect, adjusted volume using pots behind rear rubber cover to even out piezo output
    -pickup height leveled off, very even and strong output across the board
    -When centered the piezo pickup almost acts as a bridge pickup, while the single magnetic pickup brings morebass and "dub" to the mix, overall much more traditional sounding than you would expect. The boost/cut for treble and bass is very wide range and useable, from hi-fi slap tones to fingerfunk and muted motown bass.

    Trades +/- cash, must be
    5/6/7 string
    34" scale only, tight spacing pref.

    Trade/sale value at $1800 OBO
  2. Jeff A Jensen

    Jeff A Jensen Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2009
    Damn have been holding out on me!
    some serious trade bait there".....Still interested in thE SR?

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