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SOLD - Ibanez ATK300 MIJ 1998
£450
Northern France

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Hello,

PLEASE be aware that as the bass is in France, there might be import charges or delay to the UK.
No probs with the rest of Europe.

For sale is this Ibanez ATK300 TK, made in Japan, with a F98 serial number.
This makes it a 100% Fujigen factory bass built in 1998.

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I have owned the exact same as my only bass for 15+ years (before the internet ads made a roller coaster of my bass collection), sold it for a P, regretted it a bit, found a FC (Fujigen & Cort) serial number ATK300 from 98 or 99 I think, did not like it, then found this one in very good condition.
There is a clear difference between those and the FC ones. The neck finish is better, the general feel, dynamics and sustain as well.

BUT, I have turned into a passive only bass player, and prefer the P position to the Musicman position.
I have hesitated turning it into passive and maybe add a P pickup, but that would ruin a classic instrument.
Hence the sale.

Besides the benefit of being in good condition (a few light dings here and there) and in a rather rare trans brown finish, it weights only 4.1kg / 9 lbs !
For those who know these 90s ATK, this is a miracle.

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The neck colour has yellowed, best shown in this picture :

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Asking for £450 / 500€

Shipping at buyer's cost, safely packed.
Comes with a 90s Fender molded hardcase in poor condition, but it does the job.

 



 

Edited by claustra
forgot the case
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If I'm not mistaken, that bass has a quarter sawn maple neck.

 

Quarter sawn gives that speckled grain and it means that the grain is running from back to front through the neck.  This is highly stable and highly desirable.

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Add a three piece construction, and you get a really stable neck :)
3 piece body as well.

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That's a hell of a funk machine right there!Very tempting...

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