Jackson Announces X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V
It’s been thirty years since Jackson Guitars and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson collaborated on the company’s first five-string bass, which was created during the 1990 Rust in Peace tour. Now they’re celebrating with an anniversary model.
“This original 5-string custom Jackson bass quickly became Ellefson’s go-to for the next three years of worldwide touring, and eventually served as the foundation for his signature Jackson Concert Bass™ lineup,” the company writes. ” Jackson is proud to honor Ellefson and the anniversary of this landmark album with the X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert™ Bass CBX V. Bearing Ellefson’s personal touches, this monster bass is packed with enormous Jackson sound and the hyper-fast playability required by the fleet-fingered musician.”
The five-stringer is built with a poplar body and a through-body quartersawn maple neck complete with graphite reinforcements and a scarf joint. Its laurel fingerboard has a compound fingerboard from 12″ to 16″. The 21 jumbo frets are marked by pearloid versions of the company’s signature sharkfin inlays.
For electronics, Jackson fits the bass with an EMG P/J pickup set (controlled by 3-position toggle) and a two-band EQ. Other features include a HiMass bridge, standard strap buttons, and sealed die-cast tuners. The bass comes in a blacked-out motif with a gloss black finish, a five-in-line black headstock, and black hardware.
The Jackson X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V is available now for $999.99.
Jackson X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V Specs:
|Neck:||Quartersawn Maple with Graphite Reinforcement, Scarf Joint|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12″-16″ Compound Radius|
|Controls:||3-position Pickup Toggle, Volume, Bass, Treble|
|Tuning Machines:||Jackson Sealed Die-Cast|