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Modern Vintage Guitars MVJ5-75 5-String Bass, Roasted Maple Fretboard, Black (B-STOCK)

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Modern Vintage Guitars MVJ5-75 5-String Bass, Roasted Maple Fretboard, Black (B-STOCK)

$1,979.10 $1,682.24

Manufacturer's Description

Modern Vintage 5-string bass inspired by a 1975 "J" model. Old School Vibe! Modern Upgrades!

Modern Vintage instruments reach back into the classic guitar and bass designs but add improvements and updates that affect the usability of each guitar and bass without tampering with the formula of the sound, feel and look of the originals. Some of the updates include; updated lightweight Hipshot tuning keys on the bass guitars that improve tuning accuracy and help reduce overall instrument weight, torrefied maple necks that improve the stability of the necks of the guitars and basses while also increasing the sustain of each note while improving how the instrument 'speaks', and a modern 2-way truss rod system that not only has easy access for 'on the fly' adjustments, but improves the quality of the set-up of each instrument. Each Modern Vintage instrument goes through rigorous inspection and a unique hand adjustment to ensure the best possible playing set up.

Attention to detail of vintage attributes are integral to each Modern Vintage instrument, including; Steel saddles w/ the appropriate saddle design used on the bridges rather than pot metal or brass saddles to maintain the original attack/decay of the originals, all passive electronics, period correct pick guard material, matching headstocks on custom color instruments, and neck profiles modeled after curated vintage instruments regarded as having the 'most traditional' neck shapes of the era.

Modern Vintage instruments provide tremendous value that represent the greatest 'bang-for-the-buck' for any player that seeks the sound, look and feel of a vintage guitar of bass, with stability, adjustability and usability are a deal breaker. All Modern Vintage guitars and basses are priced without a gig-bag or case to allow the player the option to use their favorite, use one they already own or add one from our online store as an option.



  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Finish: Piano Black


  • Torrefied (Roasted) Maple neck
  • Block inlays
  • Torrefied (Roasted) Maple Fingerboard w/ binding
  • Matching painted headstock
  • Dual action/two-way truss rod
  • Modern 9.5” fretboard radius


  • Hipshot Ultralite “clover leaf” tuners
  • Vintage-style bridge with ‘70s barrel-type saddles
  • 3-ply Black B/W/B pickguard


  • Pickups: Custom Wound “J” single-coil pickups
  • Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone


  • Case: Sold Separately
  • Instrument Weight: 9.7 lbs
  • Serial #: 1261

Overall Condition

This is a New B-Stock Bass with the original box and paperwork. Modern Vintage is very picky on its product quality, a little discolored tiny spot or blemish or little finish run on the finish of the guitar. A lot of times we can't even tell what is the difference between these and the A-stock guitars, but despite any blemishes, they sound, feel, and look amazing! Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.