Embassy

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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
Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
  • Model EBDL
  • 1963-1969

Body:

  • One piece asymmetrical mahogany body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Batwing 2x2 Headstock
  • 20-frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • 2 Gibson Thunderbird IV humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Open-back tuners
  • White pickguard
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar

Colors:

  • Cherry



Embassy 1

Epiphone Embassy 1
Epiphone Embassy 1
  • 1982-1985
  • Made in Japan

Body:

  • Solid alder body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Truss rod nut at heel
  • Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Natural batwing headstock
  • 22 frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 1 split humbucking bass pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-point bridge
  • Black speed knobs
  • Die-cast tuners

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Trans Black (TB)



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

Body:

  • Solid alder body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Truss rod nut at heel
  • Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Natural batwing headstock
  • 22 frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 1 split humbucker & 1 single coil bass pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-point bridge
  • Black speed knobs
  • Die-cast tuners

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Trans Black (TB)



Embassy Special

Epiphone Embassy Special
Epiphone Special
Epiphone Embassy Special
Epiphone Special
  • Model EBEP
  • 2004-2008

Body:

  • Laminated maple body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 22 frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Electronics:

  • 1 split-coil pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Red (RE)
  • Alpine White (AW)
  • Blue (BL)



Embassy Standard-IV

Epiphone Embassy Standard IV
Epiphone Standard-IV
Epiphone Embassy Standard IV
Epiphone Standard-IV Teal
Epiphone Embassy Standard IV
Epiphone Standard-IV
  • Model EBES
  • 2004-2008

Body:

  • Ash body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 22 frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Electronics:

  • Two 730T humbuckers
  • Master Volume, Pan, Active 2-band EQ

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge

Colors:

  • Midnight Ebony (ME)
  • Trans Blue (TB)
  • Walnut (WL)
  • Natural (NA)



Embassy Standard-IV Plus

Epiphone Embassy Standard-IV Plus
Epiphone Standard-IV Plus
Epiphone Embassy Standard-IV Plus
Epiphone Standard-IV Plus
  • Model EBES
  • 2007-2008

Body:

  • Swamp Ash body
  • Quilt maple top

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Electronics:

  • Two 730T humbuckers
  • Master Volume & Pan controls
  • Active 2-band EQ

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge

Colors:

  • Midnight Ebony (ME)



Embassy Standard-V

Epiphone Embassy Standard V
Epiphone Standard-V
Epiphone Embassy Standard V
Epiphone Standard-V Trans Black
Epiphone Embassy Standard V
Epiphone Standard-V
  • Model EBS5
  • 2004-2008

Body:

  • Swamp Ash body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24-frets
  • 34" scale
  • 1.65" nut width

Electronics:

  • Two 730T humbuckers
  • Master Volume & Pan controls
  • Active 2-band EQ

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Die cast tuners
  • Adjustable bridge

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Walnut (WL)
  • Trans Black (TB)



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