Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hustonrocks, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. hustonrocks

    hustonrocks Guest

    Dec 7, 2007
    someone is selling it on craigslist but they don't offer the model, any help would be appreicated...

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  2. Didn't you notice the "E" for Epiphone? :)

    Looks early 70's to me.
  3. Epiphone is the make, as for model, I cant help you. I would speculate it is a muddy sounding beast.
  4. hustonrocks

    hustonrocks Guest

    Dec 7, 2007
    lol, i know it's an epiphone, that's the make. i was looking for the model so i could do some research on it.

    thanks anyway though.
  5. man I hate caps
  6. heath_r_91


    Jun 3, 2006
    Topeka Area, Kansas
    my gf has that bass only it's natural and I've never found anything on it either.

    It'll be interesting to find out though!
  7. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    HA! Yep, definitely a 70's model. Played a red one of those my freshman year of high school. The tone was muddy as a crawfish pond...
  8. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    It looks like it might be the Newport series. From 1961-1968 they were made in the USA. Then from 1977-1979 they were made in Japan.

    USA ones are worth about $1,000 near-mint. Japanese ones are about $350 near-mint.
  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I wanna say that model is called the Coronet. Could be wrong, though.
  10. prsbass

    prsbass Guest

    Oct 13, 2006
    I used to have one of those and the tone ruled but the neck gave me hand cramps.
    I can't remember the name of that model though.
  11. DavidRavenMoon

    DavidRavenMoon Inactive

    Oct 20, 2004
    Might be a Newport.
  12. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    You are right, I think. Epiphone Coronet, MIJ about 1975.

    EDIT: Coronet was the American model name. As MIJ, it was apparently called ET-285. Here is a link to the 1974 Epiphone catalog (scroll down): http://www.matsumoku.org/models/epiphone/catalogs/1974/pg5.html