Ibanez offer retro-style JetKing bass

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-01-27)

Ibanez offer retro-style JetKing bass

If, as Huey Lewis and the News tells us, it's "hip to be square," then it's new to be old. Guitar manufacturers know this, and many companies have introduced guitars for 2010 that harken back to 1960s designs. Ibanez is no exception, premiering the JTKB300 the first bass in the company's Jet King range.

The JTKB300 has features that fans of the funky, slight wacky '60s guitar bodies should love. The bass has three vintage rocker switches plus a mahogany body, a three-piece JTKB4 maple neck, a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot markers, a JTB10 bridge, and three -- count 'em -- three PSJ pickups controlled only by tone and volume pots. Think of the look as a melding of Fender's Jazzmaster guitar and Jaguar basses with a Gibson G3 bass.

Available in white only, the JTKB300 has a retail price of $450, which includes a gigbag.

Compiled from information on the Ibanez website: www.ibanez.com.

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