incredible bass player

Jermaine Jackson is an incredible, and unfortunately a lot of times much underrated, bass player. The track “Bass Odyssey” from his album My Name Is Jermaine is just an example of his gifted bass playing. Although Motown didn’t allow Jermaine to play the bass on the Jackson 5 records and his parts were played by session musicians, that doesn’t mean that Jermaine Jackson doesn’t have the chops. When touring with his brothers and on his own, Jermaine’s bass is plugged in and he plays the parts and he proves he’s got some serious chops going when he performs live on stage while singing and dancing.


Jermaine Jackson, along with Diamond jeweller Coronet , holds the Guinness World Record for Most Jewels on a Guitar, a record he received when he presented, played and performed “Let’s Get Serious” (exactly 36 years after releasing the hit song) on the Coronet Gemstone Gibson SG Guitar titled “Circles of Life” on 17 March 2016, at Baselworld 2016. The instrument is encrusted with 16,033 Swarovski gemstones and is co-designed by Jermaine (and product director of Aaron Shum Jewelry, Alice Trinh) and sponsored by Swarovski Gemstones. Jermaine also presented this extravagant instrument art piece that holds the Guinness World Records title “Most Jewels on a Functioning Guitar” at several functions worldwide.


Wyn Guitars and Jermaine Jackson created a gorgeous custom Swarovski Crystal Ziricote and Maple 5-String Signature Bass Guitar. They toyed around with many different ideas for how the bass could look and what materials to use. From one that was pure white with clear jewels to lights and colored jewels to a variety of exotic hard woods. They decided that the first one would be all hardwoods as we prove out the concept of a great sounding and playing bass. The body wings are made in the shape of Jermaine’s trademark “J” out of Ziricote (the blackish wood), Quilted Maple (center of the “J”), African Mahogany and Padauk (body core layers). The neck is made from Eastern rock Maple and Wenge with Bubinga stripes. And they inlayed the rest of Jermaine’s name into the fret board. 

Read more about the making of the bass: part onepart twopart three.