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Berkowitz JAB Acoustic Bass (used, 2013)

The JAB was developed at the request of John Jennings. Jennings wanted an acoustic bass guitar that sounded like an acoustic bass. Many of the commercially available acoustic basses are tight, and punchy, and bass-y, and often very stringy sounding, but lack the deep, warm, woody tone of an upright bass viol. The charge Jennings gave to David Berkowitz was to create an instrument that was “like the [JB-30] baritone, but bigger.” The result was the JAB acoustic bass guitar–as close as you’ll get to a true acoustic bass

  • Padouk back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Venetian cutaway
  • MANZER Wedge
  • Fretless 5 string Acoustic Bass
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Elevated fretboard
  • Ebony, pinless bridge
  • Active pickup
  • Custom Ameritage case
  • The first 8 pictures are iphone pix, hence the difference in color.
  • When we recorded this and Lance played it, at the end of every take he had a huge smile on his face or he burst out laughing. It is super fun to play.
  • Condition: used, Near Mint
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Body Length: 22 1/4"
  • Lower Bout: 17 3/8"
  • Upper Bout: 12"
  • Body depth: 4 1/2" - 5 1/2" Wedged
  • Nut width: 1 9/16"
  • Saddle string spacing: 2 1/4"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Pickup: Yes, active

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    Robin Weber
    Online Only
    3:01 PM
    Available M-F (10-4:00) CST. Via email at or 615-672-7733.

    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 3/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.