JB-5

Shown in Clear Orange over Swamp Ash, pearl pickguard, Hard Rock Maple neck with Clear Satin finish

In the decade since G&L began offering bassists a made-in-Fullerton jazz style bass, the G&L JB has delighted players with classic Alnico tones served up with more attack and sustain thanks to its G&L Saddle Lock bridge designed by Leo Fender. Today, the G&L JB-5 applies this formula to a five-string platform with an easy-playing neck featuring 1.775" nut width and slim rear profile for enhanced comfort.

This JB-5 projects a time-honored yet subtly progressive vibe, embracing the past yet unafraid of moving forward. The slim, hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its comfortable 9 1/2" radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets deliver silky playability. Its Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock™ bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The moment you open the deluxe Tolex hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with an instrument of timeless elegance and a delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive "hook" headstock design, L-2000, L-2500, M-2000, M-2500, Saddle-Lock, Magnetic Field Design and MFD are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.

† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For enquiries regarding the use of the "Leo Fender" name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Specifications

  • PICKUPS: Two G&L Alnico jazz pickups
  • BODY WOOD: Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on Premier Finishes
  • NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L Modern C5 with 9 1/2" radius
  • FRETS: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
  • TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
  • BRIDGE: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • ELECTRONICS: Dual volume controls, one tone control
  • CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell

JB-5 in Vintage White
JB-5 in Vintage White, 3-ply white pickguard, Hard Rock Maple neck with Vintage Tint Satin finish

JB-5 in Clear Orange
JB-5 in Clear Orange over swamp ash, Pearl pickguard, Hard Rock Maple neck with Clear Satin finish

Live! At Leo's: watch Steve Araujo of The Bass Hang showcase the G&L JB-5. In this video, Steve explains the features, shows how to dial in tones, and highlights just what makes the JB-5 distinctly G&L. The JB-5 is running through the superb BBE Sound BMAX-T bass preamp using the DI out. The Live! At Leo's studio is located at Leo Fender's historic G&L factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California - The Birthplace Of Bolt-on™.

Live! At Leo's: Steve Araujo of The Bass Hang lays down some grooves on the G&L JB-5. The JB-5 is running through the superb BBE Sound BMAX-T bass preamp using the DI out. The Live! At Leo's studio is located at Leo Fender's historic G&L factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California - The Birthplace Of Bolt-on™.