2018 marks forty years since F Bass owner and founder George Furlanetto started the company. To celebrate, the company has announced a special limited edition 40th Anniversary PJ based off of the first ever fretted F Bass. The model will be limited to four pieces each of which will be crafted, signed, and numbered by George Furlanetto.
Although it’s based on their vintage model, the new bass features a more refined body they say “amalgamates the aesthetics of the original ’78 and comfort & balance of modern F Basses.” It’s built with an African Mahogany body that has a Northern Ash tone block and ebony veneers. The five-piece hard rock Canadian Maple neck has wenge stringers and is topped by a 24-fret Macassar Ebony fingerboard adorned with a 40th Anniversary lion inlay at the 12th fret. Other features include Aguilar 4P-60 & 4J-HC pickups, a Hipshot Kickass bridge, and an F Bass preamp.
“The F Bass preamp has been developed over nearly three decades and is as transparent as they come,” F Bass explains. “With all of the effort that goes into the design and sourcing of high-end materials, the last thing we want to do is colour the tone with funky electronics… so you can boost the lows, mids, and highs without altering the inherent tonal characteristics.”
The F Bass 40th Anniversary PJ will retail for $4,950. They will be accepting pre-orders until March 1st.
F Bass 40th Anniversary PJ Bass Specs:
|Body:||African Mahogany with Ebony Veneers|
|Tone Block:||Northern Ash|
|Neck:||5-piece Hardrock Canadian Maple with Wenge Stringers|
|Inlays:||40th Anniversary Lion Logo|
|Pickups:||Aguilar 4P-60 & 4J-HC|
|Electronics:||F Bass Preamp|
|Bridge:||Hipshot Kickass with Brass Saddles|
|Case:||Deluxe Gig Bag|