Manson Guitar Works Updates John Paul Jones Signature Bass

Manson Guitar Works 2021 John Paul Jones Signature Basses

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has had a signature line of basses from Manson Guitar Works for several years, but the range is getting an upgrade in the coming year. The 2021 edition of JPJ’s artist series will feature new pickups and electronics as well as new finishes and top options.

Each bass will be fitted with a pair of Aguilar DCB humbuckers and an Aguilar OPB-2 preamp, which offers +/-18dB of boost and cut for bass and treble frequencies. “I’m very happy with my new Aguilar pickups, they give me the power that I want and the definition and warmth that I need,” the bass legend states.

“As well as electronics upgrades, the John Paul Jones Signature E-Bass is now available with a ‘Luthiers Choice’ maple top option; a striking figured piece of wood that has more depth and intensity over the standard figuring,” the company writes. “A new Satin Black Transparent finish, producing not only boutique style looks but also a different feel from the neck and body compared to the gloss Vintage Sunburst finish, is also new to the line.”

The new version of the Manson Guitar Works John Paul Jones Signature bass will be shipping next year with prices starting around $2,842.

Manson Guitar Works 2021 John Paul Jones Signature Bass Specs:

Top:Two-Piece Bookmatched Quilted or Flamed Maple
Neck:3-piece Hard Maple with Graphite Reinforcement
Pickups:Aguilar DCB Dual Coil
Electronics:Aguilar OPB-2
Controls:Volume, Pan, Bass/Treble
Tuners:Gotoh GB 707 Machine Heads
Bridge:Hipshot Kickass
Finish:Satin Finish Trans Satin Black, High Gloss Aged Vintage Red Sunburst
Case:Manson Deluxe Hiscox Hardcase

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