JB PLAYER L SERIES

The JB Player L Series consisted of three models: the JBA-L2, JBA-L3 and JBA-L4. Each had a carved solid telecaster shaped body, using either ash or alder, with a bolt on maple neck. The hardware, pick-ups and switching setups focus on three distinct ideas - each with respect for tradition.

J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2

The J.B. Player JBA-L2 was a carved top telecaster style electric, with stop tailpiece and two humbuckers. Solid alder body, with a carved top, one-piece maple neck with maple fingerboard. APC Pickups designed by Melvin Lace wired into a unique tapping and switching system that offers 10 different pickup configurations. Stop tailpiece, Diecast Machines, Gold Hardware, Black gloss finish. Nominated "Most Innovative Guitar 1995" by MUSIC AND SOUND RETAILER magazine poll

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J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3

Introduced in the mid 1990s, the JB Player JBA-L3 had a solid ash telecaster style body, one piece maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Three J.B. Player single coil pickups on five-way switching system, Wilkinson tremolo, cream binding on body, neck, and headstock. Gold hardware, diecast machine heads, vintage sunburst finish

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J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4

The J.B. Player JBA-L4 had a solid ash tele shaped body, one piece maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Two J.B. Player Humbucker pickups with a three-way selector. Gold plated diecast machines and hardware, Stop tailpiece, vintage sunburst or tobacco sunburst finish.

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsMade inNumber of stringsScale lengthFinish effects
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
black finishKorea6 strings25.5 inches scale-length-
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
-Korea6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finish
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
tobacco finishKorea6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthsunburst finish
ModelControls materialNumber of control knobsPickup selector controlsTone controlsVolume controls
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
gold controls, metal controls2 control knobs1 coil tap switch, 5-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
--5-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
--3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
ModelPickups brand and modelPickups configuration
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
APC pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
-3 single coil pickups
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
-2 humbucker pickups
ModelBody shape featuresBody styleBody material
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
carved top, single cutawayTelecaster style-
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
single cutawayTelecaster styleash body
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
single cutawayTelecaster styleash body
ModelBridgeHardware colorTailpiece
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
tune-o-matic bridgegold hardwarestop tailpiece
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
Wilkinson tremologold hardware-
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
tune-o-matic bridgegold hardwarestop tailpiece
ModelFingerboard materialFingerboard position markers
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
maple fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
ModelNeck jointNeck materialNumber of fretsPeghead (headstock)Tuner layout
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L2
1995
bolt on neckmaple neck21 fretmatching-finish headstocksix-in-a-row tuners
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L3
1995 to 2003
bolt on neckmaple neck24 fret-six-in-a-row tuners
J.B. PLAYER JBA-L4
1995 to 2003
bolt on neckmaple neck24 fret-six-in-a-row tuners