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.
“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|