La Bella Introduces the Olinto J5 Bass

La Bella Olinto J5 Bass

La Bella’s Olinto line of basses has grown with the introduction of the J5, a five-string Jazz-style bass. Handmade in Brooklyn, the bass is described as maintaining the spirit of a pre-CBS instrument.

Standard specs include a two-piece alder body, a maple neck with a “C” shape, and a rosewood fingerboard. The body profile is a bit thinner than vintage instruments, and the nut width is 1.75 inches – the same as a four-string P bass.

La Bella debuted the J5 at NAMM. Get the full scoop from Eric Coco with demo playing from Nick Campbell via Premier Guitar:

The Olinto J5 is available for order with a base price of $4,600. As they are made to order, several options are available.

La Bella Olinto J5 Bass Specs:

Body:2-piece Alder
Neck Shape:C
Nut Width:1.75″
Pickups:Hand Wound by Mas Hino
Controls:3-Knob (Volume, Volume, Tone)
Bridge:Vintage Threaded Barrel
Tuners:Custom La Bella Vintage Style

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