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G & L USA 2012 Special Collection JB 4 String Bass Guitar - HoneyAle
G & L USA 2012 Special Collection JB 4 String Bass Guitar - HoneyAle
G & L USA GearHounds Special JB 4 String Bass Guitar - HoneyAle

G & L USA GearHounds Special JB 4 String Bass Guitar - HoneyAle

(Last one with the original Baltic Birch Pickguard)
List Price: $1,850.00
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G & L USA GearHounds Special JB 4 String Bass Guitar - HoneyAle

Players fond of the old adage "if it aint broke" havent played a JB. You see, the G&L JB is all about refinement, blending "holy grail" Alnico single-coil tone with modern improvements and superb craftsmanship.

The JBs classic Alnico V pickups have tone reminiscent of the best examples from the early 60s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo Fenders private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on basses many players raved about. Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered "holy grail" basses, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the 50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was and wasnt. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs was more challenging than simply following the prints, and Gagons persistence paid off as the JB serves up delicious, classic tone.

This JB is particularly tasty with its Nearly Naked (NENA) Honey Ale finish over its swamp ash body, tastefully accented with a Baltic Birch Pickguard. The slim, rosewood-capped hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its contemporary 12 radius and Plek-dressed medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability. Whats more, the JB features an innovative 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 luxurious custom-fit Tolex hardshell case made by G&G Quality Case, youll be greeted with an instrument of timeless elegance and a delicious aroma thatll have your pulse racing.

    Exclusive Limited Production

  • PICKUPS: 2 G&L Alnico V single-coil pickups specced by Paul Gagon
  • BODY WOOD: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • BODY FINISH: Nearly Naked (NENA) Honey Ale
  • NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK FINISH: Clear Satin
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L #8 with 12" radius
  • FRETS: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L Ultra-Lite with aluminum tapered string posts
  • BRIDGE: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • CONTROLS: volume, volume, tone
  • CASE: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior

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