1998 Lakland Joe Osborn 5-string
1998 Lakland Joe Osborn 5-string jazz bass from the NYC Aguilar Artist Loft Collection
This was the 4th Joe Osborn 5-string to be built.
If there is a nicer passive 5-string jazz bass anywhere, I have not seen it yet.
This bass has been gently used, played by pros, and is in outstanding condition, with only a few minor dings and scratches, all just superficial.
The action and neck feel are absolutely sublime, as comfortable as can be.
The inca silver is a rare and beautiful color.
The rosewood board is adorned with beautiful maple position marker inlays, a very nice elegant artistic touch.
I have been very tempted to keep this one for myself. But for the time being, I am offering it here in case someone would like to give it the play time it deserves rather than having it mostly sit in a collection where it would rarely get taken out of the case.
It has a fresh set of strings is professionally set up and ready for the largest venues or major label studios right out of the box. Grab it while you can before I come to my senses and take down this listing.
Neck: Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood with Maple dot inlays
Pickups: Aguilar 5J Hot
Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone (passive)
Nut width: 1 13/16"
Width @12th fret: 2.64"
Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. (9.125 lbs.)
Case: Your choice of premium gig bag, soft-sided rectangular hard case, or Fender rectangular hardshell case. Setup tools will be included in the case.
Free shipping to the Continental USA is included.
You can hear this bass in action in this video demo.