Hello fellow Bass-heads! I am excited to bring you hand made Bacchus Basses direct from the Aska factory in Japan. This time we have the excellent STD-JB5, and no before the juvenile jaunts begin that is NOT a contagious venereal disease STD simply stands for Standard Here she is in all her splendour. Price $1100 plus $140 shipping. Details Another beautiful hand crafted instrument from the revered Deviser workshops, home of STR, Momose and Aska. This is from their Craft series, and is top of that range so parallel with their Premium or Hand Made series. The Standard was in the Hand Made and Premium Line up until this year due to a change of catalog making the favored two piece bridge unavailable, so now they use a Gotoh 2035B bridge instead on this model. The instrument is very solid, rugged in build and the Aguilar OBP produces a great deep rich tone that can growl, can sound smooth and can be bright and punchy. It is versatile enough to satisfy seasoned pros and competes easily with higher end instruments from the likes of ESP moon, or or Atelier Z. Here is the vid review on my website http://www.dannymstewart.com/4/post/2014/01/bacchus-std-jb.html. Spec. This instrument features stylish perloid binding around a 21 fret rosewood or maple fingerboard, atop a solid one piece maple neck and is equipped with rugged gotoh precision style heads in black. The body is solid ash for a deep rich tone and sustain. BODY- ASH Honeyburst NECK MAPLE 1 piece FINGER BOARD rosewood or maple SCALE 34inch RADIUS 400R MACHINE HEADS GOTOH/GB1 WIDTH AT NUT 46mm BRIDGE GOTOH/203B-5 PICK UPS BACCHUS/ORIGINAL jb-alv single coil, hum cancelling PREAMP Aguilar OBP-2 CONTROLS 1Vol,1Bal,Passive Tone,Treble,Bass,PRE ON/OFF SW FINISH URETHANE LACQUER(or natural handoiled). STRINGS Elixir 45-105 In short; Awesome tone and elegant design. The neck and fretboard feel absolutely amazing with super smooth action. String spacing is 18mm at the bridge, 4.5 cm diameter at nut, 6.5 at 12th fret. The scale length is 34" Weight 4.5kgs. This bass lists at around 135000 JPY but we have it on special factory direct prices at $1100 a special bargain price only available on Talk Bass, comes with a Bacchus original gig bag. Ships worldwide fully insured. Shipping is just $140 flat rate and takes about 5 days!