Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015

I love checking out new basses that set themselves apart from the pack, and the LedBelli Jonah does just that. The fretless, single-cut, semi-hollow bass is a real eye catcher. The company just shared pictures of the recently completed Jonah #015, which features a stunning book-matched California Redwood burl theme.

LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah 015

The bass’s body is semi-hollow and chambered with f-holes. Its front and back are redwood burl covering an ash body core. The five-piece neck is made from hard curly maple and purpleheart, which is then topped with an African ebony fingerboard that reaches two full octaves. Its bridge matches the fingerboard, while the headstock, controls, and control cavity cover all match the redwood burl.

Electronics include a Nordstrand 5B-MM humbucking pickup matched to a Nordstrand 2B-MM 2-band preamp. LedBelli basses are handmade in Pasco, Washington.

For more on this bass, check out the LedBelli Bass Guitars website.

LedBelli Jonah #015 Bass Photos:

LedBelli Jonah #015 Bass Details:

Construction:6-bolt Set Neck
Body:Semi-hollow chambered- Ash Core with California Redwood Burl Front and Back
Neck:5-piece laminated hard Curly Maple and Purpleheart
Neck Profile:Soft “C” Shape
Fingerboard:African Ebony
Inlays:Mother-of-Pearl Fingerboard Inlays and Side Dots
Headstock:Redwood Burl faceplate, Maple Burl backplate
Bridge:Ebony with Bone Saddle
Pickup:Nordstrand 5B-MM Humbucking pickup
Electronics:Nordstrand 2B-MM 2 band preamp (9-volt)
Finish:Danish Oil
Other:Recessed Dunlop Strap-lok system, String thru the body design

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  1. …and Cleve Johnson is one hell of a good guy to deal with as well.

  2. MIke Bluight

    Sweet Bass!!! Gratz on the build! Bebensee influenced?

    • Not intentionally. I am not familiar with Bebensee. With the exception of one component, this design was entirely of my own imagination, a continuing evolution from the first one, completed in 2011. Thanks for your kind words!

  3. Beautiful instrument. I wish I could handle a 35 inch scale. This beauty would make me give her a good go at least.