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Providing an excellent value-packed version of the sculpted and contoured F Series bass, the F-204 and 5-string F-205 are offered in Black Satin finish, and are designed for musicians on a budget who still want a high-quality instrument. These 35” scale basses have bolt-on 5-piece maple/jatoba necks on mahogany bodies, and feature ESP Designed SB-4 and SB-5 pickups with active 3-band EQ.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 35"
Body Mahogany
Neck 5pc Maple/Jatoba
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish Black Satin
Nut Width 40mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge LTD BB-604
Neck PU ESP Designed SB-4N
Bridge PU ESP Designed SB-4B
Electronics Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Strings D'Addario XL165 (.045/.065/.085/.105)
Case Included N

Back around 2000, maybe 2001, I had picked up the F-204 and played countless shows across the country. This sucker had the fastest neck, meanest tone and looks that were beyond menacing. 

Unfortunately, while planning a tour as an opener for a classic Metal band that has had an insane influence on me, our band broke up due to infighting. In a deep depression, I sold my beloved F bass.....and it was an instant regret. A few days after, I went back to the store to get it back, but it was gone. 

Now, all these years later, after endorsements with other brands and owning custom built instruments, I keep missing my old F bass. 

Can anyone tell me if they still build them like they used to? I've given up hope of finding my old one and my band is currently working to reschedule our canceled 2020 tour. 



They're pretty hard to find, but some are still around. I got one from 2002 if you're interested.

Cassidy M.

I've had my F-204 since late 2018 and it is by far my favorite bass I have ever played. Feels and looks super nice, and plays great. Highly recommend!

Todd B. ESP

Happy to hear that. Thank you for your thoughtful review.

jim b.

Is this model available in a left handed version?


Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support  

Jack G.

Do all the F200s have those lines down the neck? 

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support