J Ferro Basses Introduces the Avalon

The new basses are available in 4- and 5-string configurations.

Burbank, CA (January 16, 2017) -- J Ferro Basses is proud to introduce the Avalon Line, available in 4- and 5-string variations at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show at Booth 1596, Hall E. Classically understated design, robust tone, and solid construction are hallmarks of the J Ferro Avalon line. A long-lasting Mahogany body, a striking highly figured solid Mahogany burl top, and neck through construction with custom hand wound pickups are just some of the features of this modern yet timeless line.


  • Construction: Neck Through
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Solid Mahogany Burl
  • Neck: Thin U Contour 4-String (1st fret - 20mm, 12th fret - 22mm) / 5-String (1st fret - 21mm, 12th fret - 23mm) 5-Piece Maple/Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Finish: Natural Gloss
  • Nut Type: Graphite
  • Frets: 24
  • Hardware Color: Black
  • Truss Rod: Double Action
  • Tuners: J Ferro JFT-2 2x2 Tuners (4-String) / J Ferro JFT-32 3x2 Tuners (5-String)
  • Neck Pickup: J Ferro FM10-5N featuring an Alnico 5 Magnet/ Formvar Wire
  • Bridge Pickup: J Ferro FM10-5B featuring an Alnico 5 Magnet/ Formvar Wire
  • Electronics: J Ferro FTM-3, Active 3 Band EQ
  • Electronics Layout: Vol/Bal w/a FTM-3, 3 Band EQ
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75” (400mm)
  • Scale Length: 34” (4-String) / 35" (5-String)
  • Nut Width: 1.57” (40mm) 4-String / 1.77” (45mm) 5-String
  • Bridge: JB-45. 19mm String Spacing, String Through Bridge Feature
  • Avalon 4-String AV-4MB: List: $1,499 / Street: $1,049
  • Avalon 5-String AV-5MB: List $1,570 / Street: $1,099

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