|Short scale strings suitable for the Epiphone Newport bass|
||1965 Epiphone Newport|
Two One EB humbucker|
||One piece mahogany body. Width \" length \" thickness \" overll body length \".|
||One piece set mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Adjustable truss rod. 20 frets. Width at nut "|
||1 volume and 1 tone control. Gold bell knobs.Gibson bass bar bridge. Kluson 538 machine heads.
The Epiphone Newport bass guitar was manufactured between 1961 and 1969; and this example comes from the middle year, 1965. 1964-1966 were the peak years for the Newport (see Epiphone Newport shipping figures), and so, of all the Newport hardware configurations, this is probably the most abundant.
The Newport was based on the Gibson EB0. It's hardware and construction is typical for a mid-sixties Kalamazoo plant bass: mahogany body, mahogany set (glued-in) neck with rosewood fretboard, EB humbucker (narrow metal cover) situated right up by the neck, bar bridge and nickel-plated Kluson 538 tuning keys.
This combination of woods, pickup and construction give the Newport the same distinctive deep, rich, bass of the Gibson EB-O, but when played down by the bridge it can give some much snarlier tones.
The shorter scale and light weight makes for a very playable instrument indeed.