The Manson John Paul E-Bass is available exclusively at Mason''s Guitar Shop.

UK (July 21, 2010) -- Whether looking forward as the bassist in Them Crooked Vultures or to the past as the iconic legend, riff-master and songwriter in Led Zeppelin, John Paul Jones has a bass pedigree second to none. John has been performing with a vast collection of Manson Guitars creations for the past three decades both in the studio and for live work, including the historic Led Zeppelin reunion and Them Crooked Vultures. Now, after many years of refining, researching and testing, the legendary performer has placed his name to the main four-string Manson bass guitar that has been regularly seen in action across John’s projects for the past 16 years.

The Manson John Paul Jones E-Bass model is a replica of the bass that Hugh Manson made in the early '90s and has become John’s first call four-string ever since. Featuring a maple through-neck construction, figured maple top, Aged Cherry Sunburst high gloss lacquer, ebony fingerboard, EMG pickups and active circuit, Hipshot D-Tuner, Schaller machineheads and Badass bridge, the specs reflect exactly the current upgraded hardware of the bass John is currently using on tour with Them Crooked Vultures.

  • Mahogany Body
  • Through-Neck Construction
  • Hard Maple 3-Piece Neck
  • 24 Fret Two Octave Ebony Fingerboard
  • 34-inch Scale
  • Dot Fingerboard Inlays
  • High Gloss Aged Cherry Burst Lacquer
  • Two-Piece Bookmatched Quilted Maple Top
  • Matching Quilted Maple Headstock Veneer
  • EMG 35 TW Dual Coil Bridge Pickup
  • EMG 35 P4 Neck Pickup
  • Badass Bass II Bridge
  • Schaller Machine Heads
  • Hipshot D-Tuner
  • Active EMG Circuit
  • Volume, Pan, Bass/Treble
  • All Black Hardware
  • Manson Deluxe Logo Gig Bag
  • MSRP: £2099 (approximately $3189)
For more information:
Manson's Guitar Shop

Source: Press Release

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