SOLD USA G&L JB-5, Empress.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Trabeen, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    One for the light bass brigade, 8 pounds of pure vintage Jazz. I’m preparing to retire and am having a close look at redundancies, since the weight of a bass has never been much of a concern for me I figure it polite to pass this one along to someone who prefers an easy load. Beautiful Himalayan Blue with a satin vintage tint neck, this one is a looker. All passive VVT layout, modern C neck with a 1.775” nut width and 9.5” radius, 34” scale with 17.5mm bridge spacing. In excellent condition with no dents or dings or scratches, I’d call it new but the lawyers may find fault with that. Includes the tolex G&L OHSC also in excellent shape as well as the cool little packet of paperwork. $1100 plus $25 to apparently help me personally purchase a new Airbus for FedEx, CONUS.

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  2. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
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  3. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    I have this exact quickly became my #1 and is still holding its place after 3 years. Sounds like a Jazz, feels like a jazz, really solid build quality and sets up nicely. Decent B string too. GLWS!
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  4. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    My Empress JB-5 is a lightweight killer. This is a sweet deal.
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  5. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Mine lives Chromes. They really made it come alive and thunder.
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