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SKU GL-SB2-HIM-RW

G&L USA SB-2 Bass, Himalayan Blue, Rosewood Fretboard, 1.5" Nut Width, MFD Pickups

$1,399.99
  • G&L USA SB-2 Bass
  • Himalayan Blue
  • Alder Body
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Hard-Rock Maple Neck - Satin Light Tint
  • 1 1/2" Medium C Neck - 1 ½” nut width traditional to a J bass, Leo brought it with him to Fender Avenue for the ASAT Bass and SB-2. 1 1/2” nut width, generous edge roll, and medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.920” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #6 and #8 necks.
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 21 Medium Jumbo PLEK Dressed Frets
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Dot Inlays
  • G&L MFD Single Coil Bridge Pickup (hum-free!)
  • G&L MFD Split Coil Middle Pickup
  • Volume Control for Each Pickup
  • Saddle Lock Bridge
  • Custom G&L Ultra Lite Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware
  • 1-Ply White Pickguard
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • G&L Certificate of Authenticity and Specs Sheet
  • Instrument Weight: 9.3 lbs.

Player's Perspective

If you're looking for a comfortable design on a bass with a great feel and a modern vibe, the SB-2 is the way to go. The shape is familiar, but the body contours are sleek and comfortable. Standing or sitting, you won't get tired or uncomfortable, even after all-night gigs. But it's the sound of this bass that'll really win you over. Building on the single coil/split coil design, it provides plenty of punch without sacrificing detail and finesse. Your sound will cut through with some of that mid-range bark, but you will still sound like you. This is the type of bass that's built for playing music, in general, rather than playing a certain style. Crank up the volume on both pickups for an aggressive, trebley, growly, and in-your-face sound, or use the split coil around 75% volume for warmer and more traditional-sounding. If the lack of a tone knob frightens you, then worry not. Rolling back the volume knobs on this really does mellow out the aggressive nature of this beast. This is a great American-made bass at a killer price.

Special Features

Leo's Own Take on the P/J:
When Leo Fender launched the G&L SB-2 bass in 1982, he packed his latest innovations in pickup and bridge design into a straightforward, hard-working bass. If you prefer a less-is-more aesthetic but hunger for something meatier, the SB-2 is just the ticket.

The SB-2 starts with a familiar shape, though subtle modifications to its sculpting make it more sleek and balanced. Strap it on and it immediately feels at home, yet somehow more comfortable than you expected. The slim, C-shaped neck falls immediately to hand, checking in with a comfortable 9 1/2" radius and 21 Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets ready to deliver silky playability.

Once the SB-2 has nestled into your comfort zone, it’s time to experience just how far Leo evolved the classic duo of split-coil and single coil pickups. You see, these Magnetic Field Design interpretations were created by Leo to give you more gusto without losing detail and finesse. A simple dual-volume control setup allows you to strike any balance between the two, even backing off both volumes to dial in a more vintage flavor. What’s more, the SB-2 features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.

The bottom line: SB-2 brings the magic of Leo’s own reinterpretation of the P/J configuration in a bass that delivers all the tone and feel you'd expect in a "Latter Day Leo" instrument.

Made in Leo Fender’s historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the SB-2 is available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, neck profiles and pickguard materials.
 
 
Music Store Live is proud to be one of the top authorized G&L dealers on the planet! We do our best to stock inventory of what our team of experts feels is the best combination of specs, specifically, so you don't have to wait for a custom order from G&L.  

With that said, if you haven't found what you're looking for, we would be happy to custom order a G&L for you. G&L’s factory works like a big a-la carte custom shop, so it’s easy (and affordable) to get what you want. Finish, body wood, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge, neck profile, neck finish, nut type, frets, tuners, binding – there are nearly 1 million possible combinations of specs on a G&L. We love helping our customers make their dream guitar, so don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want to make your custom G&L a reality! Wait times are surprisingly short and most custom orders have an ETA of only 6-8 weeks from when the order is placed. As a premier G&L dealer, we are able to get expedited build times so we can get you the guitar of your dreams in quickly!

Overall Condition

This G&L SB-2 Bass is in brand new pristine mint condition with no nicks, scratches, or blemishes. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, tested, set up, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

  • G&L USA SB-2 Bass
  • Himalayan Blue
  • Alder Body
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Hard-Rock Maple Neck - Satin Light Tint
  • 1 1/2" Medium C Neck - 1 ½” nut width traditional to a J bass, Leo brought it with him to Fender Avenue for the ASAT Bass and SB-2. 1 1/2” nut width, generous edge roll, and medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.920” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #6 and #8 necks.
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 21 Medium Jumbo PLEK Dressed Frets
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Dot Inlays
  • G&L MFD Single Coil Bridge Pickup (hum-free!)
  • G&L MFD Split Coil Middle Pickup
  • Volume Control for Each Pickup
  • Saddle Lock Bridge
  • Custom G&L Ultra Lite Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware
  • 1-Ply White Pickguard
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • G&L Certificate of Authenticity and Specs Sheet
  • Instrument Weight: 9.3 lbs.

Player's Perspective

If you're looking for a comfortable design on a bass with a great feel and a modern vibe, the SB-2 is the way to go. The shape is familiar, but the body contours are sleek and comfortable. Standing or sitting, you won't get tired or uncomfortable, even after all-night gigs. But it's the sound of this bass that'll really win you over. Building on the single coil/split coil design, it provides plenty of punch without sacrificing detail and finesse. Your sound will cut through with some of that mid-range bark, but you will still sound like you. This is the type of bass that's built for playing music, in general, rather than playing a certain style. Crank up the volume on both pickups for an aggressive, trebley, growly, and in-your-face sound, or use the split coil around 75% volume for warmer and more traditional-sounding. If the lack of a tone knob frightens you, then worry not. Rolling back the volume knobs on this really does mellow out the aggressive nature of this beast. This is a great American-made bass at a killer price.

Special Features

Leo's Own Take on the P/J:
When Leo Fender launched the G&L SB-2 bass in 1982, he packed his latest innovations in pickup and bridge design into a straightforward, hard-working bass. If you prefer a less-is-more aesthetic but hunger for something meatier, the SB-2 is just the ticket.

The SB-2 starts with a familiar shape, though subtle modifications to its sculpting make it more sleek and balanced. Strap it on and it immediately feels at home, yet somehow more comfortable than you expected. The slim, C-shaped neck falls immediately to hand, checking in with a comfortable 9 1/2" radius and 21 Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets ready to deliver silky playability.

Once the SB-2 has nestled into your comfort zone, it’s time to experience just how far Leo evolved the classic duo of split-coil and single coil pickups. You see, these Magnetic Field Design interpretations were created by Leo to give you more gusto without losing detail and finesse. A simple dual-volume control setup allows you to strike any balance between the two, even backing off both volumes to dial in a more vintage flavor. What’s more, the SB-2 features an innovative Leo Fender-designed Saddle-Lock bridge to transfer string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.

The bottom line: SB-2 brings the magic of Leo’s own reinterpretation of the P/J configuration in a bass that delivers all the tone and feel you'd expect in a "Latter Day Leo" instrument.

Made in Leo Fender’s historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the SB-2 is available with a wide range of custom options including body and neck woods, body and neck finishes, neck profiles and pickguard materials.
 
 
Music Store Live is proud to be one of the top authorized G&L dealers on the planet! We do our best to stock inventory of what our team of experts feels is the best combination of specs, specifically, so you don't have to wait for a custom order from G&L.  

With that said, if you haven't found what you're looking for, we would be happy to custom order a G&L for you. G&L’s factory works like a big a-la carte custom shop, so it’s easy (and affordable) to get what you want. Finish, body wood, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge, neck profile, neck finish, nut type, frets, tuners, binding – there are nearly 1 million possible combinations of specs on a G&L. We love helping our customers make their dream guitar, so don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want to make your custom G&L a reality! Wait times are surprisingly short and most custom orders have an ETA of only 6-8 weeks from when the order is placed. As a premier G&L dealer, we are able to get expedited build times so we can get you the guitar of your dreams in quickly!

Overall Condition

This G&L SB-2 Bass is in brand new pristine mint condition with no nicks, scratches, or blemishes. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, tested, set up, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.