The EPI bass guitar, or EB-S, was manufactured between 1961 and 1969; and this example comes from the middle year, 1965. 1964-1966 were the peak years for the Newport and this is the popular version. Our tribute version will try to stay true to the original: mahogany body, mahogany set (glued-in) neck with rosewood fretboard.
This combination of woods, pickup and construction give the Newport a distinctive deep, rich tone, but brighter snarlier tones are possible when played down by the bridge, rather than over the pickup. The short scale and light weight makes for a very playable instrument and very popular with guitar players.
Features & Specifications
Body: Solid Mahogany
Pickups: EB Humbucker
Scale: 30 1/2"
Width at Nut: 1 1/2"
Neck: One piece set mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Adjustable truss rod. 20 frets.
Body: One piece mahogany body. Width 13" length 17" thickness 1 3/8" overall body length 44".