EPIPHONE EMBASSY DELUXE

  • Epiphone Embassy Deluxe electric bass guitar
    Epiphone Embassy Deluxe

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1963 to 1969

Epiphone made the Embassy Deluxe bass from 1963 to 1969, with around 500 produced in total in the Gibson Kalamazoo factory. The Embassy Deluxe was the Epiphone version of the Gibson Thunderbird bass and it had a double cutaway solid mahogany body with set mahogany neck. Pickups were 2 Gibson Thunderbird IV humbuckers controlled by individual volume controls and a single tone control. The tune-o-matic bridge had a built in felt mute. This bass had both a hand rest over the middle pickup and an ebony finger rest.

Specifications (22)

Controls

Number of control knobs3 control knobs
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelThunderbird-style pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsred finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length34 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece
Tunersopen gear tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layoutfour-in-a-row tuners

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1963$335newguitar-listMSRP
1969$320newguitar-listMSRP

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