The GSR105EX is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It has been produced in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry-level GIO line.
The GSR105EX 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 PPD5 passive pickup, a B15 bridge with 16.5mm 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 GSR100EX is a similar four string model. The GSR105EXB is a similar model with black hardware. The GSR105EXM is a similar model with a maple fretboard.
Specifications for GSR105EX
Year(s) produced: 2009–2020
Sold in: North America 2009–2010 / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2012–2020) / China (2009–2016)
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) 2014–2016 / Jewel Blue (JB) 2014–2016 / Mahogany Oil (MOL) 2013–2020
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2008–2012: Basswood 2013: Agathis 2014: Mahogany (MOL finish) or agathis 2015–2017: Mahogany 2018–2019–2020: Poplar