Nash JB-5's have become my favorite vintage style 5-string J-Basses. A couple of things they got right that many others have not: the low B string is excellent (solid fundamental, present and balanced well with the other strings) and the bridge pickup tone is very close to a real pre-CBS Jazz. I was able to choose this one from three that were in stock at the store where I bought it (in July 2016). Though Nash instruments are pretty consistent, I preferred this one in terms of both playability and appearance. It has a very tasteful relic job and a really outstanding pickguard, probably the best tortoise reproduction I've ever seen.
I'm offering it up because I'm having some trouble getting used to the 18mm string spacing, and as much as I love everything else about this bass I've determined that I'm much more comfortable on instruments that have wider spacing.
This one has stock features - alder body, rosewood fingerboard, 35" scale, vol/vol/tone controls, lightweight tuners, Tusq nut, and Lollar pickups. It is supposed to be a "medium relic" but the aging is not as radical as other medium relics I've seen. It weighs in at 9 lbs. 7 oz. It hasn't been taken out of the house much, so it's in as new condition apart from the relic process. I did have to replace three of the bridge saddle screws because they were getting stripped just with normal adjustment. The bass comes in the snazzy Nash faux alligator case, which is in perfect shape.
I am not interested in trading for anything at the moment.
$1650 shipped within CONUS
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