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Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass

Epiphone has announced a new, limited edition of the Jack Casady Signature Bass in a rare Silverburst finish. Limited to 500 instruments, the semi-hollowbody bass is built with set-neck construction with a mahogany neck and laminated maple top, back and sides for the body.

Epiphone Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass

Designed by Casady in collaboration with Epiphone, the bass sports a low-impedance JCB-1 humbucker.

“I went to work on the pickup and it took almost two years to develop,” the former Jefferson Airplane and current Hot Tuna bassist explained. “I did a lot of homework and bench testing and finally when it clicked in right, it was great.”

The pickup has a VariGain switch for shaping the sound and output levels with three positions: 50, 250, and 500 ohms.

The bass’s throwback look is rounded out with chrome Clover bass tuners and a three-point adjustable bridge.

The Epiphone Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass will be available in the coming months with a street price of about $699. For more info, check out the Epiphone website.

Epiphone Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass Specs:

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In; Set-Neck
  • Body Material: Laminated Maple Top, Back and Sides
  • Neck Shape: 1960’s Rounded Bass Profile
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply black/white with “E” silkscreened in WHITE
  • Scale Length: 34”
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid “Trapezoid” inlays
  • Middle Pickup: Low-Impedance JCB-1™ Humbucker
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • 3-Position VariGain™ Switch: 50, 250, 500 ohms
  • Binding Body – Top and Back = 1 ply Cream
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply; Black
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: Original 3-point adjustable
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2”
  • Nut Material: Imitation Bone; White
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Die-Cast “Clover” Bass Tuners
  • Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
  • Production Quantity: 500 pcs
  • Colors: Silverburst (SB)