this was the first J.Backlund Design Bass. using the 800 series platform. It ended up in the hands of the band "The Van Lears"
Solid mahogany body, in a hand rubbed oil finish.
Featuring 3 single coil Vintage styled pickups in a standard 5 way switching configuration with 1 vol and 1 tone.
rear mounted controls and a 6 bolt "plateless" neck mounting system and comfort carved heel
ABM bridge and recessed Electrosocket jack cup.
dot inlays on a rosewood board. tortoise accent guard
detail showing the comfort carved heel and 6 bolt "Plateless" neck mounting system
Back of headstock showing the Hipshot ultra light tuners and Hipshot D-tuner
Tortoise shell back cover plate
JBD-800B Basses USA
There were only 3 J.Backlund Design Basses made in the USA in the original Chattanooga Shop.
The first was given to the Country group "The Van Lears" and was an oil finished bass with a Flame Maple/purpleheart neck and mahogany body, with a tortise Accent Guard
The second bass was a White metallic painted mahogany bodied bass that went to a cleint that eventually became our Northeatern Sales rep. it featured a mahogany/purpleheart 5 piece laminated neck with hipshot ultralight tuners.
The last one hung around the shop for over a year in raw form and then was reliced by Will Fix Of Judah Guitars and given to Alice Coopers Bassist, Chuck Garric.
the bass was reliced to look like the front of the Alice Cooper album "Schools Out" and looked like an old School desk that had been scribbled on for many years, the bass was used on Alice Coopers 2015 tour. and can be seen on several you tube videos.
All J.Backlund Design JBD-800B Basses were hand made by myself.