G&L Guitars Tribute JB-2 4 String Modern Jazz Bass Sonic Blue JB2 #5179 Used

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G&L Guitars Tribute JB-2 4 String Modern Jazz Bass Sonic Blue JB2 #5179 Used

8.00 lbs, 13.12 Oz

Used with wear associated with use. Minor light cosmetic scratches from handling and play. Noteworthy blemishes or issues will be described and pictured. Works as it should.

On the front of body, there is a 1/4" x 1/2" finish chip to the left side of the fingerboard, near last fret. Please see pictures for details.

Players fond of the old adage “if it ain’t broke…” haven’t played a JB-2™. You see, the G&L JB-2 is all about refinement, blending “holy grail” Alnico single-coil tone with modern Leo Fender† improvements.

The JB-2’s 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 Fender’s 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 wasn’t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs was more challenging than simply following the prints, and Gagon’s persistence paid off as the JB-2 serves up delicious, classic tone.

While the pickups are the origin of the tone, the JB-2 will surprise you with a clarity and sustain unmatched by old basses with their rudimentary bridge design. You see, the JB-2 features an innovative G&L Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. If you’re ready to let go of the past but still love that classic Alnico tone, get your hands on a JB-2 and experience a brilliant mash-up of old-school and new-school Leo. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.

Specifications:
34" Scale Two Leo Fender-designed / Paul Gagon-specified G&L Alnico single-coil pickups
Swamp Ash body
Hard-Rock Maple neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
Medium C shape neck profile
Neck width at nut: 1-1/2"
Neck radius: 12"
22 medium jumbo frets, nickel
Traditional open-back tuning keys
Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge
Dual-volume and master tone electronics

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive “hook” headstock design, Tribute, L-2000, Saddle-Lock, Magnetic Field Design and MFD are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.

† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For inquiries regarding the use of the “Leo Fender” name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

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Listeda month ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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