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.
“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 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 Cover:||2-Ply (Black/White) with “20th Anniversary” Silkscreened in White|
|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)|
|Bridge:||Original 3-Point Adjustable|
|Nut Material:||Imitation Bone, White|
|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|