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As a kid I always believed that Epiphone was one of those cheap poor quality manufacturers.  One day I was dead shocked to see John Lennon playing one.  Later I learned that a lot of the distinctive sound created on many of those old Beatles albums was created with several Epiphone Casninos.   John, Paul and George all owned one. 

I also learned that many of those old Epi's where made in the same plant with the same workers and parts as Gibson guitars.  And so my respect for Epiphone grew. 

Epiphone EB-0 Article on 101 Basses

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1962 Epiphone Granada Article on 101 Basses

Currently I own an Epiphone EB-0 bass.  This is a very cheap bass that I bought for my daughter.

I also have a Chinese made Epiphone Mandolin.  This is my first as so far only mandolin.

On my wish list is, of course, a Epiphone Casino, hopefully with a Bigsby.

Some notable Epiphone basses are:

Epiphone EB-3  This bass is quite a bit nicer than the EB-0 with 2 pickups a full 34" scale and the three position tone selector switch similar to the one on the original Gibson EB-3

Epiphone Viola

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-V

1965 Epiphone Newport Olivia's Vintage

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Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV Bass Vintage Sunburst 889406902107

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV Bass Vintage Sunburst 889406902107

Body Wings: Mahogany. Neck: 7-piece (Alternating Walnut/Maple). Neck Profile: SlimTaper Bass. Neck Joint: Through-Neck. Truss Rod: Double-Action, 2-way. Fingerboard: Rosewood. Fingerboard Radius: 12". Frets: 20 medium/jumbo, nickel/silver alloy. Scale Length: 34". Nut Width: 1.50". Neck Pickup: Epiphone T-PRO Bass Humbucker. Bridge Pickup: Epiphone T-PRO Bass Humbucker. Bridge: Flush-mount, fully adjustable. Controls: Master Volume, Blend, High-EQ, Low-EQ. Tuners: Premium Die-Cast Bass. Outputs: 1/4" Mono, Metal Jack Plate. Hardware: Black.

Epiphone EB-3 SG Bass Cherry

Epiphone EB-3 SG Bass Cherry

Epiphone EB-3 SG Bass Cherry

Epiphone VIOLA BASS VS Standard

Epiphone VIOLA BASS VS Standard

A vintage British style bass with a short scale and mini humbucking pickups.



Title: Epiphone Bass Guitars
Mfg: Epiphone
Bass Builder?: Yes
Models:  EB-0, EB-3, Thunderbird, Viola
Categories:  [Atypical Instruments] [Bass: 4-String] [Bass: 5-String] [Bass: Short Scale] [Major Manufacturer] [Production moved to Asia] [The Classics] [Vintage (prior to 1970)] [Vintage Re-Issues] [Violin Bass]
Country:   US [us]
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