FS: Don Grosh J5-21 Bent Top - SOLD
Quilted Maple top
One piece Maple neck
34" - 21 frets
Body high gloss Nitro finish !
Neck satin finish
Neck width nut 47mm, 12th fret 69mm
String spacing bridge 19mm
Pickups DiMarzio Ultra Jazz Humbucker
Aguilar OBP-1 preamp (Vol/Vol/Tone w. push-pull active-passive/Stacked Bass-Treble)
Weight 4,4 kg
Built in 2002
This bass has been played and shows some dings - mainly around the output jack. But otherwise it is in top condition, nearly zero fret wear, neck is perfectly set up and has no damage - feels great. The deep blue transparent Nitro finish has been slightly faded to a more greenish blue. For me it looks nice as it is.
The sound is obviously based on the 70s originals, but with much more flexibility. Especially the B string provides a fully integrated deep and clear low end which I have heard on few basses only, especially JB5 clones.
This is called Bent Top model because the Quilted Maple Top has not only been glued onto a plain body plank but has been bent over the already shaped contour instead.
Exactly this bass - not only the model - has been reviewed in the German magazine "Gitarre&Bass" issue 07-2003 and has got enthusiastic comments from the author.
Don Grosh is a well known luthier among US guitarists - especially for his excellent vintage reissue expertise - and builds about 10-15 basses in batches once in blue moon...
Last edited by mrbassman_de : Today at 12:34 AM.