Epiphone Relaunches Embassy Bass

Epiphone Embassy Bass Lineup

After discontinuing a similar model two years ago, Epiphone has reissued the Embassy bass. The design retains the asymmetrical solid mahogany double-cutaway body design found on the original 1963 version.

Its 34-inch scale neck is also made of mahogany and sports an Indian Laurel fretboard. One of the new features is a pair of ProBucker 760 humbucking pickups. “Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers are the real deal–made with 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, the same alloy used by Gibson at the Kalamazoo factory when the humbucker was first invented,” the company writes. “The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output. The size and shape of the bobbins also has a great impact on tonal response.”

Other features include a Tune-O-Matic bridge, Claw tailpiece, and die-cast tuners. It comes in Graphite Black, Sparkling Burgundy, Smoked Almond Metallic, and Wanderlust Green Metallic finishes.

The Epiphone Embassy will be available soon with a street price of $399.

Epiphone Embassy Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Neck Shape:Medium C
Fingerboard:Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius:12″
Inlays:Pearloid Dots
Nut:Imitation Bone
Pickups:ProBucker Bass 760
Controls:Volume, Blend, Tone
Bridge:Historic Bass Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece:Historic Claw
Tuning Machines:Die Cast - Clover buttons
Pickguard:Black - White on Graphite Black model
Colors:Graphite Black, Sparkling Burgundy, Smoked Almond Metallic, and Wanderlust Green Metallic

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  1. neepheid

    If only they had done the batwing headstock this time, I’d have been all over this!

  2. Kevin

    I got my new Smoked Almond Embassy a couple of weeks ago and I’m in love.Looks beautiful,plays a dream and the sound is fantastic.
    The finish and build is right on!