The BTB1826 is a six string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line. Prior to 2019 it was referred to as the BTB1826E in the US market.
The BTB1826 features neck through body construction with a walut top and back on ash wings attached to a graphite reinforced, nine-piece wenge, purpleheart and maple neck with a 24-fret panga panga fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. The body has a double cutaway design with very distinctive, narrow, curving horns. Components include a pair of Aguilar DCB passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a three-band EQ, stainless steel frets including a zero fret with Premium fret edge treatment, a Mono-rail bridge with 17mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Gotoh tuning machines.
For 2019 the neck was changed to a seven-piece panga panga and purpleheart construction.
The BTB1825 is a similar five string model. The BTB1906 is a similar model with a flamed maple top.
Specifications for BTB1826
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2018–2019 / China 2018–2019 / Europe 2018–2019 / Japan 2018–2019 / North & South America and Oceania 2018–2019 / USA