Details about Rare Vintage 1960's Ibanez Model 5902 "Bison" Bass “Handcrafted by Goldentone”See original listing
“Used in Good Condition”
29 Apr, 2014 13:17:16 BST
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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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|
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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