G&L Guitars Introduces Pine Body Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 Bass

G&L Guitars Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 Basses

G&L Guitars has added a new JB-5 to their Fullerton Deluxe lineup that will feature a Western Sugar Pine body. The move is in part tribute to founder Leo Fender, whose first instruments were built with pine.

“The latest is the JB-5, Leo Fender’s final iteration of the bass player’s favorite with added low B range,” they write. “The Western Sugar Pine body is light, well balanced, and resonant. Partnered with Leo’s G&L Alnico V pickups and Saddle Lock bridge it creates a package of superior tone, sustain, and versatility.”

The bass will come in two variations: an Old School Tobacco Sunburst finish with a Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard or a Himalayan Blue finish with a maple fingerboard. They will be shipping soon for $1,799.99.

G&L Guitars Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-On
Scale:34″
Body:Western Sugar Pine
Neck:Hard-Rock Maple
Neck Profile:Modern “C5”
Neck Radius:9.5″
Neck Width at Nut:1.775″
Fretboard:Maple or Caribbean Rosewood
Frets:20 Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
Pickup:G&L Alnico Jazz
Electronics:Passive Volume/Volume/Tone
Tuners:Custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” with aluminum tapered string posts
Bridge:G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
Finishes:Old School Tobacco Sunburst, Himalayan Blue

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  1. Steve Carriere

    Sounds good. G&L makes really nice basses. Nice to hear a demo within a band context.

  2. Ron

    Love G&L. But the cynic in me wonders about the true incentive of using pine bodies rather than alder or ash. Is pine really a tribute to Leo Fender or just cost effective?