EPIPHONE NEWPORT BASS

  • Epiphone Newport (1960 - 1963 version) electric bass
  • Epiphone Newport (1964 - 1969 version) electric bass

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1960 to 1969
1975 to 1979

The Epiphone Newport bass (EBS) was a Gibson Kalamazoo made instrument available between 1961 and 1969. The Newport's short 30.5 inch scale length and light weight make it a very comfortable instrument to play. When first introduced the Newport had a symmetrical mahogany body, with two per-side open-book style head-stock. In 1964 the lower body horn was shortened, the pickguard enlarged and the head-stock changed to a four-in-a-row bat-wing design. The Epiphone Newport's design owes a lot Gibson EB0 and the Newport has a Gibson EB0 mini humbucker and similar bar bridge

There was a rare two pickup Newport Deluxe model (EB-D) which was made until 1964 - when it was replaced by the Embassy Deluxe. There was also a rare six string Newport (EB-6) and even one with a built in fuzz tone effect (EB-SF).

The Epiphone Newport was reintroduced in the mid to late 1970s as a Japanese made model for the Japanese domestic market. This model had the later body style combined with the early two-per-side head-stock and two pickups:  a double-coil staple-pole pickup and a mini humbucker.

Source: Epiphone Wiki
 

Specifications (21)

Controls

Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelGibson EB0 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 humbucker pickup, 1 pickup

General

Finish colorsred finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length30.5 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

Bridgebar bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TunersKluson 538 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, two-each-side

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