Ibanez Jet King Bass JTKB200 Sunburst 2004
Ibanez Jet King Bass, sunburst, made in China 2004. This is so cool! This was part of the short lived Jet King II series; made from from Nov 2003 to Oct 2004. The shapes and styling were conceived as a nod to the 60s Ibanez offerings; hence the split guard, script logo, big chrome tailpiece etc. The guitars aren't exactly common, but the bass model... well, let's just say this is the first one I've seen around in a very long time. The spot where a serial number should be laser printed is blank; it doesn't look to have been removed; it appears as though it was never there in the first place... perhaps this was a trade-show piece or something like that. The soapbar style pickups offer a fat, P-bass-esque tone with heaps of warmth and roundness; there's plenty of definition and cut on offer if you dig in or a really pleasing mellow tone if you dial it back a bit. It's very well made: the three piece neck is super stable, the high mass bridge is sturdy and easy to adjust, the finish and fretwork is spot on... it's a good quality thing. This has that effortless style thing; equal parts classic and quirky... so yes, all in all, very cool indeed.
Model: Ibanez Jet King Bass JTKB200
Made: China, 2004 (no serial on this one)
Finish: brown sunburst (BS)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 12" radius, 34" scale
Pickups: Ibanez soapbar style single coil x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a few marks on the end, nothing nasty. The neck has no major marks. The back has a little chip in the middle and some light scuffs around the outside edges. The sides are pretty clean, just some dimples near the jack. The front is pretty clean too, jsut some scuffs on the shoulder and some play wear on and near the guards. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. Frets look pretty good with minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Set up with 45/105s.