(U.S. Only)

With its unique coloration and grain pattern highlights, spalted maple is a great look for a bass that stands out from the crowd. The B-205SM is an affordable yet high quality 5-string bass that offers an ash body with a spalted maple top in Natural Satin finish, along with an extra thin U-shaped 5-piece maple/jatoba neck for excellent playing feel. You also get passive ESP Designed SB-5 pickups, along with an active ABQ-3 3-band EQ, and good-looking black nickel hardware. Also available  in Natural Satin finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 34"
Body Ash
Neck 5Pc Maple/Jatoba
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 45mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black Nickel
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge LTD BB-605 w/ String Thru
Neck PU ESP Designed SB-5N
Bridge PU ESP Designed SB-5B
Electronics Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout Vol/Bal/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Strings D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case Included N
Travis D.

hi I recently bought this model I love everything about it however I dropped it in the parking lot inside a gig bag. Now I have a giant ship the size of a quarter on the upper body where you would place your right forearm when playing. I am curious asked you what my options are for repair. Also could you tell me what material is used to finish the body, so I can find someone or attempt to repair it myself. Thank you, means a lot if you could help me out. Seriously wanted to cry as I only had it 3 weeks. I've never damaged an instrument so badly and the 15 plus years, I've played bass.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Travis, Sorry to hear that. We use polyurethane paint. If you find a guitar repair person who works with paints or fillers/patches, he could probably fill the chip with some paint or cyanoacrylate (superglue) and make it feel nice again.

Travis D.

Awesome I will give that a try. Thank you very much and i really appreciate your time. 

Also, is it just a clear poly coating , or is there color added. Mine is the see through flat black spalted maple top style.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Travis, Yes yours has color in the paint to give it that transparent black finish. . I wouldn't worry about getting it fixed perfectly, it's not possible to match the finish so you can't see the repair. You just want to seal it so it is smooth and will not chip or break out any further. Good luck

Purnell D.

I recently purchased one and need the manual please

Todd B. ESP

Hi Purnell, We have a basic owner's manual for all our models, but not for each individual model. You can download our manual on our website here: https://cdn.connectsites.net/user_files/esp/site_assets/000/000/436/original.pdf