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ESP Unveils New Frank Bello Signature Model Basses

Anthrax’s Frank Bello teamed up with ESP again this year to create a new signature bass, resulting in the custom shop Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4. Each bass is a take on a classic P/J design in a sleek black color scheme with red accents.

ESP Custom Shop Frank Bello J-4 Bass

The custom shop version is crafted one at a time in Japan. They’re built with an alder body and one-piece maple neck topped with an ebony fingerboard. The neck has an original U-shaped profile and a graphite nut. Its fingerboard features red dot inlays that match a red body and headstock binding as well as its red pickup covers, which house EMG PJ-X’s. Hardware includes Gotoh tuners and a Gotoh 201B-4 bridge. It ships with a hardshell case.

ESP LTD Series FB-J4 Bass

The LTD FB-J4 is a more affordable version built in their LTD factory that carries many of the same features. Besides hand-selected woods, its specs also differ with a standard U-shaped neck with a molded nut.

The ESP Frank Bello J-4 and the LTD Series FB-J4 will be available soon with street prices of $3,999 and $999, respectively.

ESP Custom Shop Frank Bello J-4 Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On
Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Neck:One-Piece Maple
Fingerboard:Ebony
Fingerboard Radius:305mm
Finish:Black Satin
Nut Width:42mm
Nut Type:Graphite
Neck Contour:FB Original U
Frets/Type:21 XJ
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Standard
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Gotoh 201B-4
Pickups:PJ-X with Red Covers
Electronics:Active
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/Tone
Case Included:Yes

ESP LTD Series FB-J4 Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On
Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Ebony
Fingerboard Radius:305mm
Finish:Black Satin
Nut Width:42mm
Nut Type:Molded
Neck Contour:U
Frets/Type:21 XJ
Hardware Color:Black
Strap Button:Standard
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Gotoh 201B-4
Pickups:PJ-X with Red Covers
Electronics:Active
Electronics Layout:Vol/Bal/Tone
Case Included:No

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