The GSR205B is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2014. It has been made in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry level GIO line; minor differences between the two versions are noted in the specifications below.
The GSR205B features a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Dynamix passive pickups with a Phat II equalizer, a B15 bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.
For 2018 the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine (for the version made in China and sold in Asia, Africa, China, North & South America and Oceania) or jatoba (for the version made in Indonesia and sold in Europe and USA). For 2019 the body material was changed to okoume and the fretboard material for the Chinese-made version was changed to purpleheart.
The GSR200B and GSR206B are similar four and six string models. The GSR205BF is a fretless version. The GSR205 is a similar model with chrome hardware. The GSR205SM is a similar model with a spalted maple top.
Specifications for GSR205B
Model name: GSR205B
Year(s) produced: 2014–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa MIC / China MIC / Europe MII / North & South America and Oceania MIC2019–2020 / USA MII
Made in: Indonesia (2014–2021) / China (2015–2021)
Finish(es): Walnut Flat (WNF) / Weathered Black (WK) USA only
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2014–2018: Mahogany 2019–2021: Okoume