Newport

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Epiphone Newport Headstock
1966 Epiphone Newport Headstock

The Epiphone Newport bass guitar was manufactured between 1961 and 1969. 1964-1966 were the peak years for the Newport. It is typical for a mid-sixties Kalamazoo plant bass to have an EB humbucker, bar bridge and Kluson 538 tuning keys. The Newport Deluxe was never shown in an Epiphone catalogue, although it was mentioned, alongside the Newport EBS.

When Epiphone changed the Newport EB-model design in 1964, the old Newport Deluxe EBD was discontined and replaced with the Embassy Deluxe, bearing the model name EBDL. The Embassy Deluxe was the only Embassy in the Epiphone Bass range and was the "Deluxe" counterpart to the Newport until it was discontinued in 1970.


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Models


Newport EBS

Epiphone Newport EBS
1960 Epiphone Newport
Epiphone Newport EBS
1966 Epiphone Newport
Epiphone Newport EBS
1966 Epiphone Newport
  • Model EBS
  • 1960-1969

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Symmetrical body (1960-1963)
  • Asymmetrical body (1964-1969)

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style 2x2 headstock (1960-1963)
  • Batwing 6-in-a-row headstock (1964-1969)
  • 20 frets
  • 30.5" scale

Electronics:

  • One large Gibson EB0 humbucker
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Open-back tuners
  • White pickguard
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece

Colors:

  • Cherry finish



Newport with Fuzz Tone

Epiphone Newport EBSF
1962 Epiphone Newport with Fuzz Tone
Epiphone Newport EBSF
1962 Epiphone Newport with Fuzz Tone
  • Model EB-SF
  • 1962-1963
  • 25 units total
  • Built-in fuzz tone effect

Body:

  • Symmetrical Mahogany body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style 2x2 headstock
  • 20 frets
  • 30.5" scale

Electronics:

  • One large Gibson EB0 humbucker
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Attack & Volume fuzztone controls
  • In/out toggle switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Open-back tuners
  • 3-ply white pickguard with "FUZZTONE" inscription
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece

Colors:

  • Cherry



Newport Deluxe

Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe
  • Model EBD
  • 1961-1963
  • 89 units total

Body:

  • Symmetrical Mahogany body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style 2x2 headstock
  • 20 frets
  • 30.5" scale

Electronics:

  • One large and one small humbucker
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • White pickguard
  • Open-back tuners
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece

Colors:

  • Cherry




Newport 6-String

Epiphone Newport 6-String
Epiphone Newport 6-String
Epiphone Newport 6-String Headstock Epiphone Newport 6-String
Epiphone Newport 6-String Headstock
Epiphone Newport 6-String
  • Model EB-6
  • 1962-1964

Body:

  • Symmetrical Mahogany body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style headstock
  • 30.5" scale

Electronics:

  • One Epiphone mini-humbucker
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Bass boost button

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Open-back small button tuners
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece
  • 3-ply White pickguard

Colors:

  • Cherry



Newport (Japan)

Epiphone Newport
Epiphone Newport (Japan)
Epiphone Newport
Epiphone Newport (Japan)

Body:

  • Mahogany body

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 30.5" scale

Electronics:

  • One double-coil staple-pole pickup
  • One mini humbucker pickup
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • 2-point bridge/tailpiece combination
  • Nickel-plated bridge cover
  • Open-back large-button tuners
  • Black reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Walnut
  • Natural

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