60's epiphone Newport

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phender6, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. phender6


    May 17, 2010
    Detroit, mi
    I just got this from a guy I worked with for 75 bucks. I tried to clean it up best I could( it was all moldy ). Just wondering if anyone else has one or has played one. This is not in working condition yet. The neck has to be reset. Who ever had it before must have had neck issues because they attempted to turn it into a bolt on neck. It has been stripped and clearcoated( pretty bad job. U can see drip marks all over it.) And it also has the big alice in wonderland sticker on it. I've tried to do some research on it and I believe its a 63( please correct me if im wrong). The 61s and 62s had the black plastic pickup and the 64-69s had the batwing headstock. So that's why I've narowed it down to a 63. All the electronics are original and sound big and boomy. Louder than my 70 ebo and my buddies 64 ebo.
  2. phender6


    May 17, 2010
    Detroit, mi
    Im trying to get pics of it up
  3. phender6


    May 17, 2010
    Detroit, mi

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  4. That's rad!!!

    Is it a companion bass to the Epi Coronet guitar?
  5. phender6


    May 17, 2010
    Detroit, mi
    Its epiphones version of the ebo. And this is when epiphones were still made side by side with gibsons using gibson components in good ol kalamazoo.
  6. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Looks to me like the 4-banger version of the Epi Wilshire


  7. Fly Guitars

    Fly Guitars

    Dec 29, 2008
    you'd get more than $75 for the bridge alone.... I hope your friend doesn't read this forum ;)

    That pickup cover looks like a mid to late sixties one - replacement? They are ever so slightly narrower and taller. Are there extra holes? Mind you it is hard to say without a close up

    I have a two pickup version (newport deluxe)

    1962 Epiphone Newport Deluxe EBD Bass Guitar

    So, are you going to restore?
  8. faivy


    Nov 23, 2004
    Based on the headstock & body it is a 1962-1963.
    1963-1964 they went batwing headstock and asymetrical body.
  9. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    That's a great score! :bassist: If the pickups and truss rod work and the neck is relatively straight, I would say you can't go wrong with that one. Nice!
  10. Wow... great deal on a very cool old bass.
  11. phender6


    May 17, 2010
    Detroit, mi
    The thing with the neck is that there is no bow and is straight but even though its supposed to be a set neck it sits in there akward so the action in really high. Ill put pics up later of what they tried on the back for the neck
  12. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'll give you $120. Love the paint whatever that's on there.
  13. I love these old epi bass, I did my own version of what would have be a crestwood deluxe bass if they had the idea to make it