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G&L updates Fullerton Deluxe bass guitar line with Western sugar pine body JB-5

G&L's new Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 Sugar Pine bass guitar
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G&L has tweaked its Fullerton Deluxe bass guitar line, updating it with the Western sugar pine body JB-5.

According to G&L, sugar pine is a light wood with striking resonance, and on this bass it's paired with a maple neck boasting a 9 1/2″ radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets.

Sonically, the bass is armed with a pair of G&L Alnico jazz pickups, controlled by a pair of volume knobs and a single tone knob. Elsewhere, the bass comes loaded with a Saddle Lock bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles and Ultra-Lite tuners with aluminum tapered string posts.

The G&L Fullerton Deluxe JB-5 bass is available now in Tobacco Sunburst (with a Caribbean rosewood fingerboard) and Himalayan Blue (with a maple fingerboard) finishes for $1,799. It comes with a G&L Deluxe hardshell gig bag.

The update follows the company's recent tweak (wider string spacing) of one of its other five-string basses, the L-2500 Series 750.

For more info, stop by G&L.

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.