The SR305E is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is made in Indonesia as part of the standard line. It replaced the SR305.
The SR305E features a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a maple and rosewood neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez PowerSpan passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a Power Tap switch and a three-band EQ, an Accu-cast bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.
For 2018 the maple and rosewood neck was replaced with maple and walnut and the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with nyatoh.
The SR300E is a similar four string model. The SR305EB is a similar model with black hardware.
Specifications for SR305E
Year(s) produced: 2016–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Autumn Fade Metallic (AFM) 2016–2017 / Black Planet Matte (BPM) 2018–2020 / Cerulean Aura Burst (CUB) 2020 / Iron Pewter (IPT) / Metallic Silver Sunburst (MSS) 2016–2020 / Metallic Slate Gray (MSG) 2019 / Pearl Black Fade Metallic (PFM) 2016–2017 / Pearl White (PW) / Root Beer Metallic (RBM) 2016–2020
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2016–2018: Mahogany 2019–2020: Nyatoh