Located in Portland



For your consideration a 1980 Ibanez ST-8 Studio Series 8 String Bass with a Natural finish. Look at this beast! If your unfamiliar with 8 string bass they are a great tool both live and in the studio! Notable players are Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, John Entwistle, Lemmy and many more. Jimi Hendrix famously used one on “Crosstown Traffic” and “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)” on Electric Ladyland! Great way to get a natural chorus, add textures, double track and more!


This bass is in good condition and comes with its original hard shell case. Two tuner washers have been replaced. There is some glue below the low E tuner. It is missing one neck bolt. Non-original set of knobs. Non-original truss rod cover. Significant player wear.

1-11/16″ nut width. 32″ scale length.

Maple neck with a depth of .82″ (1st fret) and .93″ (12th fret). Rosewood fingerboard with a 12″ radius. Action measures 4.5/64″ straight across. Original 24 jumbo frets are in good condition.

Walnut, Mahogany and maple body with a Natural finish. Ibanez Artist bass active/passive pick ups with original wiring. Non-original knobs.

Brass tune-o-matic style bridge with a brass tail piece. Ibanez tuners.

Weighs 13 pounds.


Year: 1980

Model: ST-8 Studio Series 8 String Bass

Finish: Natural

Case: OHSC

Weight: 13 pounds

Condition: Good

Modifications: Two washers for the tuners have been replaced. Glue was added below the low E tuner. Missing one neck bolt. Non-original knobs. Non-original truss rod cover.