ET-Series Basses

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Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-285N Headstock

The Epiphone ET Series guitars were solidbody guitars produced during the 1970s at the Matsumoku plant in Japan.

In 1970, the decision was made to close down Kalamazoo production of Epiphones in favor of building them overseas in Japan. Epiphone decided to offer a new line of Japanese-built Epiphones that had more in common with other Japanese copies than previous Epiphone products. Japanese-built Epiphones generally sport a blue label that reads Epiphone, Inc. Kalamazoo, Michigan but rarely sport a Made in Japan sticker.

Often confused with the Newport and Embassy Deluxe basses, the ET-285 was a Japanese-made bolt-neck bass and had little in common with older Epiphone body shapes and designs.


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Models


ET-280

Epiphone ET-280
Epiphone ET-280
Epiphone ET-280
Epiphone ET-280
Epiphone ET-280
Epiphone ET-280
  • 1970-1975

Models:

  • Model 1820 (1970-1971)
  • Model ET-280 (1972-1975)

body:

  • Double cutaway body style

Neck:

  • 3-piece hardwood bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • 30.5" scale

Electronics:

  • 2 single-coil bass pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable bridge
  • Foam rubber mute
  • Bridge cover
  • Closed-back tuners
  • 2-ply pickguard
  • Wooden finger rest

Colors:

  • Cherry

See Also:



ET-285

Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-285
  • 1972-1979

Body:

  • Asymmetrical double cutaway

Neck:

  • Hardwood bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 34" scale

ELectronics:

  • 2 single-coil bass pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable bridge
  • Foam rubber mute
  • Metal bridge cover
  • Bridge cover
  • Single-ply pickguard
  • Closed-back tuners

Colors:

  • Sunburst

See Also:



ET-288N

Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-288N
Epiphone ET-285
Epiphone ET-288N
  • 1975-1979

Body:

  • Asymmetrical double cutaway
  • Maple body

Neck:

  • 3-piece maple neck-thru design
  • Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 34" scale

ELectronics:

  • 2 single-coil bass pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable bridge
  • Metal bridge cover
  • Closed-back tuners
  • Single-ply pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural



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