Model

E-II GB-4

BLACK

$1,799.00 with case

Formerly called “ESP Standard”, all ESP E-II instruments are created at our ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, and are designed for professional players who accept no compromises in tone, feel, or reliability for their guitars and basses. If you’re into high-performance bass styles but still want an instrument with a cool contemporary vibe, the new GB Series basses are what you need. Available in the 4-string GB-4 and the 5-string GB-5, the E-II GB Series offer all the tones for all the music you ever want to play. Outfitted with a set of Seymour Duncan SSB passive pickups and Seymour Duncan’s STC-3M3 3-Band EQ, you get a world of sonic control, along with the ability to adjust volume (with push-pull control for the “Slap Switch”), balance, and a separate tone control for midrange, along with a bass/treble stack control. High-end component include a Schaller straplock, Gotoh tuners, a Hipshot A style bridge, and a bone nut. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Specifications
Construction
Bolt-On
Scale
34"
Body
Ash
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
BLACK
Nut Width
38mm
Nut Type
Bone
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
21 XJ
Hardware Color
Chrome
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh
Bridge
Hipshot A Style
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan SSB-4n
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan SSB-4b
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)/Bal/Mid/Bass-Treble Stack, P/P 'Slap Switch' on Vol Control
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Light/Medium (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case
GB BASS FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
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Comments
James P

Love this new model. Does not list total weight or string width at 12th or 21st fret? With the listed 305mm radius and the 38mm nut width, it seems, on paper, to have the same measures that the Ibanez SR basses do, but with a way cooler design and better wood choices. Hope some brave dealers out there order it so the public actually gets to try it in person. That always seems to be the #1 problem with E-II instruments. Can't find them anywhere.

Todd B. ESP

Hi James, thanks for your comments and glad to hear you like this bass design. We do not normally list the weight of our instruments, and the end of fingerboard will vary depending on the type of bridge used, so we do not list that in ourĀ  specs. This has a typical "jazz" neck feel.