As proud G&L dealers, we're stoked to present you this awesome JB-5 from their Fullerton factory in a sweet Shell Pink paint job with a custom-ordered Basswood body and a gorgeous matching headstock! The JB-5 is G&L's evolved take on the original "J" bass designed by Leo Fender himself, and this model elevates that platform to new heights.
Here at the shop, we love basses that are modern and practical with "quality of life" improvements that cater to the player, but retain the vintage tone we all love. The G&L JB is all about subtle refinements to a timeless design. Paul Gagon, the tone and pickup guru over at G&L, analyzed hundreds of coveted old-school basses from the '60s. He found that part of their revered status had a lot to do with inconsistency. Back in the day, each bass rolled off the line a little differently, so some were "accidentally" built perfectly. These near perfect "Holy Grail" basses inspired and informed the G&L JB. The looks, feel, sound and vibe are familiar and reliable, but there are tweaks hiding in the design that'll please your ears and hands for years to come. The tone is rich, all-purpose sound that will enliven your ideas without getting in the way, and the neck feels like an old friend. This is the perfect go-to bass for every kind of player. This new, 5-string version, provides all of that vintage goodness but with the addition of a tight, focused, and punchy B-string that'll help you make the walls shake.
If you want to try a great J-style bass alternative that has playing comfort worthy of a true workhorse, give this USA-made JB-5 a try.
In the decade since G&L began offering bassists a made-in-Fullerton jazz style bass, the G&L JB has delighted players with classic Alnico tones served up with more attack and sustain thanks to its G&L Saddle Lock bridge designed by Leo Fender. Today, the G&L JB-5 applies this formula to a five-string platform with an easy-playing neck featuring 1.750″ nut width and slim rear profile for enhanced comfort.
This JB-5 projects a time-honored yet subtly progressive vibe, embracing the past yet unafraid of moving forward. The slim, hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its comfortable 9 1/2″ radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets deliver silky playability. Its Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The moment you open the deluxe Tolex hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with an instrument of timeless elegance and a delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.
- Body Type: Solidbody
- Body Shape: JB-5
- Body Material: Basswood
- Color: Shell Pink
- Neck Material: Hard Rock Maple
- Headstock: Matching Shell Pink
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Neck Shape: Modern C5
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay: White Pearl Blocks
- Number of Frets: Medium Jumbo Nickel
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Saddle-Lock
- Tuners: G&L Standard
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
- Knobs: J-type Black
- Neck Pickup: G&L JB Alnico V Single-Coil
- Bridge Pickup: G&L JB Alnico V Single-Coil
- Controls: Dual volume, single tone
- Strings: D'Addario EXL170-5SL 45
- Case: Deluxe Black Tolex
- Instrument Weight: 9.5 lbs
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