These basses are highly regarded by players, and are becoming harder and harder to find. Fantastic tone, coupled with Maton's legendary neck and perfect balance. This very original and tidy example comes with its original high-quality hard case with metal "Maton" badge.
Only 473 JB4s were produced between 1977 and 1994, with serial numbers from 001 to 887. The JB4 (also known as JB-4 and JBIV) is a classic bass that is fast becoming a collectable vintage Maton. This bass has serial number 573, which places it in 1982 as its year of manufacture.
This bass has been fitted a long time back with active EMG pickups, which are fantastic! The standard P/J configuration has been kept, but the jazz pickups are doubled, giving a wonderful fat tone which loses nothing in clarity. The more evenly matched outputs of the single Precision-style pickup and the dual Jazz-style pickups allows for a very useful blending of Precision and Jazz bass tones. Factory-fitted brass nut and Badass bridge on a Rock Maple/Black African Ebony neck-through construction with an Australian Sassafrass body give great sustain and tone.