G&L Unveils USA JB-5 Bass

G&L has been making made-in-Fullerton jazz basses for about 10 years, but they’ve now expanded the US-made line to include a five-string. The G&L JB-5 adds a low B-string with a fast neck featuring a 1.775″ nut width and slim rear profile.

G&L USA JB-5 Bass

The bolt-on bass is built with an alder body for standard and solid finishes or a swamp ash body for premier finishes. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with either rosewood or maple for its fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets. G&L fits the JB-5 with a pair of their Alnico jazz pickups and a volume/volume/tone control setup.

Other features include custom G&L Ultra-Lite tuners, a saddle lock bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles, and a deluxe tolex hardshell case. The JB-5 is built in G&L’s Fullerton, California factory. It’s shipping now with a MSRP or $2,142.

G&L USA JB-5 Bass Specs:

Pickups:Two G&L Alnico jazz pickups
Body Wood:Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on Premier Finishes
Neck Wood:Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard
Neck Profile:G&L Modern C5 with 9 1/2″ radius
Frets:Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
Tuning Keys:Custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” with aluminum tapered string posts
Bridge:G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
Electronics:Dual volume controls, one tone control
Case:Deluxe Tolex hardshell

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  1. Stanley James

    Are these in the shops yet? Anyone tried them out?