SOLD Price Drop: Epiphone Zenith Fretless $775

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by fj_ventre, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
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    North Carolina
    It's a beautiful bass that I never use (turns out that I'm partial to my Fender P Frankenstein fretless), so maybe someone else can. It's fitted with LaBella tapewounds, and eveything is in flawless shape, save for a screw that's missing from the truss cover. And, the hardshell case is not original, but it fits perfectly. Weight on the bathroom scale is 10.0 lbs even.

    I'd consider a trade in lieu of cash. In particular, I am looking for a Cali76-TX compressor, but am also interested in acquiring a good short scale bass.

    If you're interested, there's a fantastic review/demo by Ed Friedland here:

    Some quick specs:
    • Body: mahogany, Acoustically chambered
    • Neck: 5-pc; Hard maple with Walnut stringers
    • Neck Shape: D-shaped; Satin Finish
    • Neck Joint: Deep-Set; 5-bolt
    • Nut width: 1.68”
    • Truss Rod: Adjustable
    • Scale Length: 34”
    • Fingerboard: rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
    • Fingerboard Radius: 14
    • Neck Pickup: NanoMag™ low-impedance
    • Bridge Pickup: NanoMag™ low-impedance
    • Bridge: rosewood with string-thru body design

    $775, buyer pay shipping (CONUS).

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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
  2. GRoast

    GRoast Supporting Member

    May 2, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    Looks like a cool bass, the string spacing looks narrow, do you know what it is?

  3. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Hey GRoast,
    The string spacing is just a little less than 19mm. Though it doesn't look like it in the attached photo, the end of the ruler is centered on that E string.

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  4. KJMO


    Feb 6, 2015
    I love that bass. I honestly think it's destined to be a classic.
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  5. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Dude, you're gonna make me sorry I listed it with that kind of talk ;)
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  6. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    Man...I know it's Ed Friedland, and he can make any bass that's in tune/has a decent setup/is going thru a decent rig sound good, but that might be one of the best-sounding basses I have ever heard, not to mention it LOOKS amazing too...:drool:

    Is this model still in production? Anyone know if they made (and/or still make) a 'blank plank' version?
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  7. Maxcat17

    Maxcat17 Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    CA, USA
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball, Zon Guitars, Fodera, Godin guitars
    It’s been out of production for a long time.
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  8. farace

    farace Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Wow, if I hadn’t just sprung for a fretless Ric, I’d be punching in my PayPal password right now. GLWTS.
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  9. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Fretless Ric sounds pretty dang cool, too!
  10. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
  11. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Bump and price drop from $850 down to $775 in hopes that someone will see this and think, "It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine."
  12. fj_ventre


    Aug 19, 2007
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Would also consider a trade. I've currently got my eye out for a cool short scale bass. I'm also interested in the Cali76 bass comps. Drop a line if you've got one or the other and are interested in working a trade!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
  13. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    Given that this bass is still here, :wideyed: I can only assume that most other TBers (A) have more discipline and/or (B) even less discretionary spending money than myself...and/or (C) aren't in the market for a chambered fretless...
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