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1962 EPIPHONE NEWPORT Bass ALL original with original case

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This sucks.
I owned a pretty beat up and modified 1962 Newport Bass around 7 years ago.
I loved it, but foolishly sold it. And I had literally been looking for one since.
Until I got ahold of the one you see here.
And now I am being forced to sell it.
I am NOT happy at all.

I am not going to waste your time with a history of Epiphone.
It should be a well-known fact that from 1957 to 1969/70, all the Epiphones were made right along side the Gibsons at the Kalamazoo, Michigan plant.

The NEWPORT Bass was the Epiphone equivalent to the Gibson EB-0 Bass, but better feeling, playing and much, MUCH cooler looking.

Everything is original here. Right down to the cable and chip board case.
Potentiometers date to (if I remember correctly) the 38th and 40th week of 1961.
Serial number puts it at 1962.
NO breaks, cracks or repairs.
Pickup sounds absolutely great, even for a mudbucker.
It plays like a dream.
Aside from some minor wear and tear to be expected from an almost 60 year old instrument, the overall cosmetic condition is really great! Only thing worth mentioning is that, at some point, the original owner scratched "0759" onto the treble side of the pickguard and on the back control plate.

Honestly, I love this bass.
I truly hate to sell it so I am hoping it goes to a place where it will be played and loved.
These don't come around very often as they are much rarer than their Gibson counterparts.
So don't miss out on this one!!!

Please look at my other listings for some more awesome vintage gear!
Message me with any and all questions BEFORE you buy.
I will entertain overseas shipping, but you MUST contact me first.
Thanks for looking!!!

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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  • United States
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Right / Left Handed
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