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Epiphone Embassy Deluxe Headstock
1963-1969 Epiphone Embassy Deluxe Headstock
Epiphone Embassy Headstock
2004-08 Epiphone Embassy Headstock

The Embassy Deluxe was the Epiphone equivalent to the Gibson Thunderbird. Both were launched in 1963, discontinued in 1969, had identical hardware, but the Embassy lacked the body shape and through-neck of the Thunderbird. They were both long scale instruments and both were priced identically.


The modern Embassy electric bass combines classic features from Epiphone's top-of-the-line solidbody bass from the 1960s - the Embassy - with modern features. A 34-inch scale and 4-on-a-side tuner configuration harken back to the years when the original Embassy was made in the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Embassy was Epiphone's cost-effective dual humbucker bass range from 2004-2008. The modern Embassy bears no likeness to the 1960's Embassy Deluxe or Newport basses.


Contents

Models


Embassy Deluxe

Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
  • Model EBDL
  • 1963-1969
  • 2 Gibson Thunderbird IV humbuckers
  • One piece asymmetrical mahogany body
  • Nickel hardware
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • 20-fret Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Batwing 2x2 Headstock
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 34" scale
  • Cherry finish



Embassy 1

Epiphone Embassy 1
Epiphone Embassy 1
  • 1982-1985
  • Made in Japan
  • 1 split humbucking bass pickup
  • Solid alder body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Truss rod nut at heel
  • 22 fret maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Natural batwing headstock
  • 3-point bridge
  • Black speed knobs
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 34" scale
  • 1.68" nut width



Embassy II

Epiphone Embassy II
Epiphone Embassy II
Epiphone Embassy II Epiphone Embassy II Headstock
Epiphone Embassy II
Epiphone Embassy II Headstock
  • 1982-1985
  • Made in Japan
  • 1 split humbucking bass pickup & 1 jazz pickup
  • Solid alder body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Truss rod nut at heel
  • 22 fret maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Natural batwing headstock
  • 3-point bridge
  • Black speed knobs
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 34" scale
  • 1.68" nut width



Embassy Special

Epiphone Embassy Special
Epiphone Special
  • Model EBEP
  • 2004-2008
  • Laminated maple body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Colors:

  • Ebony
  • Red
  • Alpine White



Embassy Standard-IV

Epiphone Embassy Standard IV
Epiphone Standard-IV
Epiphone Embassy Standard IV
Epiphone Standard-IV Teal
  • Model EBES
  • 2004-2008
  • Two 730T humbuckers
  • Basswood body
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Black hardware
  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Master Volume, Pan, Active 2-band EQ
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Colors:

  • Midnight Ebony
  • Walnut
  • Teal



Embassy Standard-IV Plus

Epiphone Embassy Standard-IV Plus
Epiphone Standard-IV Plus
  • Model EBES
  • 2007-2008
  • Two 730T humbuckers
  • Swamp Ash body with quilt maple top
  • Black hardware
  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Master Volume, Pan, Active 2-band EQ
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Colors:

  • Midnight Ebony



Embassy Standard-V

Epiphone Embassy Standard V
Epiphone Standard-V
Epiphone Embassy Standard V
Epiphone Standard-V Trans Black
  • Model EBS5
  • 2004-2008
  • Two 730T humbuckers
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Black hardware
  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Master Volume, Pan, Active 2-band EQ
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Colors:

  • Natural Ash
  • Walnut
  • Trans Black



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