The GSR100EX is a Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2008. It has been produced in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry-level GIO line. It replaced the GSR100.
The GSR100EX features a double-cutaway basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a single Ibanez PPD4 passive pickup, a B10 bridge with 19mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.
The body material has changed several times over the years; most recently to poplar. For 2018 the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with jatoba.
The GSR105EX is a similar five-string model. The GSR100EXB is a similar model with black hardware. The GSR100EXM is a similar model with a maple fretboard. The GSR100EXL is a left-handed version.
Specifications for GSR100EX
Model name: GSR100EX
Year(s) produced: 2008–2021
Sold in: North America 2008–2010 / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2012–2021) / China (2008–2013)
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Mahogany Oil (MOL) 2013–2021 / Silver (SV) 2008–2010 / Traditional Matte Mahogany (TMM) 2008–2011 / Weathered Black (WK) 2011
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2008–2012: Basswood 2013: Agathis 2014: Mahogany (MOL finish) or agathis 2015–2017: Mahogany 2018–2019–2021: Poplar