ESP has unveiled a pair of new Frank Bello Signature basses at NAMM this year. The new ESP Frank Bello Bass and ESP LTD FB-4 models are based on the company’s Vintage-4, but customized to the Anthrax bassist’s liking. Both versions share the same specifications, though they are built in different factories and carry different price points.
The new Bello basses follow a dark color scheme with a black satin finish, black anodized aluminum pickguard, and an ebony fingerboard with black pearloid block inlays. Featuring a 34” scale, the basses sport an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck. Both models also include a set of EMG PJ-X active pickups with Master Volume, Blend, and Master Tone controls.
The ESP Frank Bello and LTD FB-4 Basses will be available soon with street prices around $1,999 and $949, respectively. For more info, check out the ESP website.
ESP Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Bass Specs:
- Bolt-On Construction
- 34” Scale
- Alder Body
- Anodized Aluminum Pickguard
- Maple Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 42mm Standard Nut
- Original U Neck Contour
- 21 XJ Frets
- Chrome Hardware
- Gotoh Tuners (ESP Tuners on FB-4)
- Gotoh 201B4 Bridge
- EMG JX (B) / PX (N) Active pickups
- Finish: BLKS (Black Satin)