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The ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar is an affordable yet high-quality bass offers an ash body with a stunning spalted maple top in Satin Natural finish. Built with 5-piece maple for maximum stability, the bolt-on neck is set deep into the body for a combination of snap and sustain. The Thin U-Neck Contour gives fast fingers optimum access to the full 24-fret scale.

Thunderous Tonewoods

The B-205SM gets its focused lows, punchy mids and gnarly bite from distinctive tonewoods. Spalted maple's unique coloration and grain pattern make a great look to stand out. Ash provides a bright, resonant tone with clear note definition. Together they yield a bold and balanced bass tone perfect for any music genre.

Modern Electronics for Sculpting Your Sound

The B-205SM has 5 controls for crafting your ideal bass tone. A balance control blends the SB-5N neck pickup and SB-5B bridge pickup—from full neck to full bridge. Bass, mid and treble boost/cut controls enable tone tweaking of your blend setting. A master volume completes the active electronics.

Player-Centered Design

Designed with the bassist in mind, the B-205SM sports an extra-low B string and 24 fret markers for hand positioning. Its slim, fast maple/jatoba 5-piece neck and thin U-shaped contour provide an excellent playing feel. The string-thru-body design offers stable tuning and sustain. Distinctive black nickel hardware and fret markers are as bold as your tone.

Road-Ready Reliability

The B-205SM includes a padded gig bag for protection and portability. Its durable nylon shell and interior padding shield your bass from damage while providing comfortable transport to and from gigs. Generous zippered compartments stow cables, straps and other necessities.

ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Natural
ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Natural

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  • Bolt-on construction
  • 34" scale
  • Ash body
  • Spalted maple top
  • 5-piece maple/rosewood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 45mm standard nut
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 24 XJ frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • ESP tuners
  • ESP BB-605 bridge with string-thru-body
  • ESP SB-5 (B & N) pickups
  • ESP ABQ-3 3-Band Active EQ
  • Controls
    • Bass Boost/Cut
    • Volume
    • Mid Boost/Cut
    • Treble Boost/Cut
    • Balance

    collapse expand iconWarranty

    Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
    One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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