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Details about  Rare Vintage 1960's Ibanez Model 5902 "Bison" Bass “Handcrafted by Goldentone”

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Rare Vintage 1960's Ibanez Model 5902 "Bison" Bass “Handcrafted by Goldentone”
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Used in Good Condition

29 Apr, 2014 13:17:16 BST
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Porto, Porto, Portugal

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Used in Good Condition
Type: Electric Bass Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed
Sub-Type: Fretted No. of Strings: 4 string
Brand: Ibanez Size: Long Scale
Ultra rare Ibanez Model 5902 bass guitar marked “Handcrafted by Goldentone” circa 1963  in Good Condition.

Another rarity from the granddad's collection.
Before the description I want to make clear that I am not an expert on the subject. As a kid I played in a Rock & Roll band, nothing else;  it is based on that experience and in some web research that I will describe the item. Very surprised a few weeks ago I knew that, this electric bass of my grandfather's collection is a very rare instrument. So please see the photos bellow where I try to show the guitar in detail. Ask for more pictures if you want to see any other details that are not shown here. Do any question you want; I will try to answer the best I can.

Aesthetically the Ibanez 5902 Bass is based on the styling design of the Burns Bison Bass.
Its original 3 + 1 tuning key layout, predates Music Man by more than decade.
With simple electronics, two volume knobs and one tone knob, nothing else, produces a nice and warm sound.

There is few available info about this bass model but, I'm almost sure that everything in the guitar is original, except:
- the chrome volume and tone knobs;
- the original plastic nut, that was replaced by a bone nut;
- the mahogany body has been at a certain time, painted in black.

Cosmetically it is in good condition. No structural damage, No cracks.

- good shielding;
- the tone control is subtle, may need attention;
- low output from bridge pickup, very good sound from neck pickup;

Comes with its original case that is in a fair condition, with signs of use.

Since I can remember I have never seen another Ibanez 5902 "Bison" Bass like this, with either type of headstock/3 + 1 tuning key layout, or with the "Handcrafted by Goldentone" inscription.

That's why I think this is so unique. Maybe there is no other like it!
Here you have the chance to make it yours !!!

Please See Pictures Bellow.
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