Epiphone Relaunches Embassy Bass
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:
|Neck Shape:||Medium C|
|Pickups:||ProBucker Bass 760|
|Controls:||Volume, Blend, Tone|
|Bridge:||Historic Bass Tune-O-Matic|
|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|