Epiphone EB-3 SG Bass, Ebony
The Epiphone EB-3 SG Style bass guitar is an amazing reproduction of the Gibson SG bass, one of rock's defining instruments. Authorised by Gibson, Epiphone have brought back this classic early '60s bass. The Epiphone EB-3 bass has a mahogany body and a set mahogany neck to give it the sustain that made the original famous.
A Sidewinder humbucker and mini humbucker deliver the tonal power. The neck profile is fast and comfortable while the chrome hardware, rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays make this bass a joy to play and hear.
Here's what Epiphone have to say on the history of this Classic Bass themselves...
In the early 1960s the Kalamazoo factory, home to both Epiphone and Gibson instruments, decided to cease production of the Les Paul guitar. In its place came a radical new guitar design that also influenced the Kalamazoo factory's bass designs. With the Les Paul (temporarily) out of the picture, the SG took over. And for a time during that golden era of manufacturing, the classic SG bass was the historic factory’s sole electric bass.
But the EB “SG” bass was by no means a cast-off. It quickly became one of the most attractive and distinctive basses in rock and players like Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Cream’s Jack Bruce, and The Who’s John Entwistle made rock history on SG-style basses. Now, Epiphone presents the EB-3, a stunning recreation of the vintage marvel with all the tone and feel of the original without the vintage price tag and vintage problems.
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- Pickups: Sidewinder/Mini-Humbucker
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 34 in.
- Nut Width: 1.65 in.
- Neck: Set
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard/Inlay: Rosewood/Trapezoid
- Body Material: Mahogany
Gorgeous guitar, everything I wanted in a bass. I would have given 5 stars but for the fact that due to the setup it had when I received it, it was unplayable, massively high & lopsided action, truss rod loosened as far as possible & saddles incorrectly adjusted for intonation. NOT how I have received ANY of my other 6 Epiphone's! Now I have set it up correctly I couldn't be happier, does what it says on the tin!
Sweet as .
Always wanted one, so treated myself, lovely to play
Good bass guitar. It was a very special Christmas present for my 13 yo son.
Awesome instrument bought mainly for looks but like every other Epi I have used has great tones and presence. Recommended.