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Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series
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Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series

Epiphone has unveiled two new Pro design basses: the Embassy Pro Bass and the Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass. The new instruments are inspired by models from the 1960s with modern updates. The Embassy Pro commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Epiphone joining Gibson. It’s built with a mahogany neck and body that’s been rebalanced for comfort. It also has improved...

Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar
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Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Epiphone has added a four-string to their Masterbilt Century series called the Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar. It carries all the features of the Century line including a solid spruce top with traditional longitudinal bracing, an ebony fretboard, and five-piece maple/mahogany neck. Available in Vintage Sunburst and Vintage Natural finishes, the bass is fitted with a Shadow NanoFlex...

Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Jack Casady Bass
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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...

Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass
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Epiphone Unveils Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass

Epiphone has released a line of limited edition instruments featuring korina wood, including the Limited Edition Korina Explorer Bass. The bass sports the classic explorer body shape and comes loaded with a set of Epiphone’s XR and XT humbuckers. Both its body and neck are made of korina (also known as African Limba), while the fingerboard is rosewood. The glue-in...

Bass of the Week: Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat
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Bass of the Week: Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat

Allen Woody wasn’t just a phenomenal bass player, he was an avid collector of vintage basses. The bassist – who laid down the low end for The Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule – owned over 450 basses before his untimely passing in 2000. Before he passed away, he worked with Epiphone on what would become a signature bass called the...

Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White
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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

Epiphone is celebrating legendary bassist Jack Casady once again with a limited edition version of his signature hollowbody bass. The limited edition 2014 Jack Casady Bass will come in Alpine White with a six-layer white/black body binding further accented by black plastic hardware. Casady, who turns 70 this year, helped design the bass and was most instrumental in building its...

Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3
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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

Epiphone is paying tribute to the old school with a limited edition of six of their models in TV Pelham Blue, a color finish that was first introduced in the ’60s. The color was offered as a custom option in its heyday and as such is rare to find on vintage instruments. The lineup includes the Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham...

Bass of the Week: Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass
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Bass of the Week: Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass

If you’ve met Jack Casady, you’d know that the Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist is particular about his gear. He’s always tweaked his basses, pickups, and amps to get just what he wanted, so it’s no surprise that he had a large role in designing his own signature bass with Epiphone. “It’s based off of the Les Paul bass that was...

Epiphone Introduces Tobias-Designed Toby Deluxe-V Bass Guitar
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Epiphone Introduces Tobias-Designed Toby Deluxe-V Bass Guitar

Editor’s note: A reader pointed out to us a statement posted by Michael Tobias regarding this bass. We’ve added that statement to the end of this article. Epiphone has unveiled the Toby Deluxe-V, a 5-string version of the bass originally designed by Michael Tobias. The new instrument shares many of the same features of the last year’s reintroduced Toby Deluxe...

Epiphone Introduces Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO Basses
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Epiphone Introduces Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO Basses

Epiphone is unveiling a new version of a classic with the Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO. The bass is set apart from its siblings by being equipped with a pair of Gibson TB Plus Humbucking pickups featuring ceramic magnets, which the company says produce “high gain, smooth tone and high-end definition.” The pickups are controlled with separate volume knobs as well as...