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Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jack Casady Bass

Jack Casady and Epiphone are celebrating twenty years since the introduction of the bass legend’s signature bass. Launched in 1997, the bass will be offered this year in a special limited edition outfit defined by a flame maple veneer top and a Wine Red finish. It will also come with a custom gig bag, deluxe leather strap, and a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Jack Casady.

Epiphone Jack Casady 20th Anniversary Bass Front and Back

“When I first started playing, I ran across a short scale semi-hollow bass,” Casady told Epiphone.com. “Despite lacking some low end, I really enjoyed the semi-hollow nature of that bass and over the years tried to capture that characteristic. I just can’t believe it’s been 20 years now since my lovely late wife Diana and I worked on these basses, getting the tone right on it, and that it’s still out there.”

The Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jack Casady bass is built with a maple body with single-ply white binding. Its hand-set mahogany neck is fitted with a rosewood fingerboard. It is fitted with the custom designed JCB-1 low impedance, low output pickup, which Casady designed over two years. Controls include Master Volume, Master Tone, and a 3-position VariGain switch for further tone shaping via impedance.

Check out the clip of Casady talking about the new bass:

The Epiphone Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jack Casady Bass will be shipping in June with a TBD price point.

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 20th Anniversary Jack Casady Bass Specs:

Neck Material:Mahogany
Neck Joint:Glued-In, Set
Top Material:Flame Maple Veneer
Body Material:Laminated Maple Top, Back and Sides
Neck Shape:1960’s Rounded Bass
Truss Rod:Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover:2-Ply (Black/White) with “20th Anniversary” Silkscreened in White
Scale Length:34″
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood with Pearloid “Trapezoid” Inlays
Pickup:Low-Impedence JCB-1 Humbucker, Black
Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position VariGain Switch: 50, 250, 500 ohms
Binding:Body Top: 5-Ply (White/Black/White/Black/White), Body Back: 1-Ply (White)
Pickguard:3-Ply (White/Black/White)
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”
Knobs:Black “Top Hats” with Metal Inserts
Includes:Deluxe 20th Anniversary Gigbag, Deluxe 3.5″ Padded Leather Strap with 20th Anniversary Logo, Hand-Signed Certificate
Warranty:Epiphone Limited Lifetime

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