The GSR206B is a six string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It is made in Indonesia as part of the entry level GIO line; minor differences between the two versions are noted in the specifications below.
The GSR206B 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 bass pickups, a B16 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 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. For 2019 the fretboard material for the Chinese-made version was changed to purpleheart.
The GSR200B and GSR205B are similar four and five string models. The GSR206 is a similar model with chrome hardware. The GSR206SM is a similar model with a spalted maple top.
Specifications for GSR206B
Year(s) produced: 2014–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2020 / Europe 2020 / North & South America and Oceania 2018–2020 / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2014–2020) / China (2018–2020)
Finish(es): Walnut Flat (WNF) / Weathered Black (WK) 2015–2017
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2014–2018: Mahogany 2019–2020: Okoume