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
  • Model EBS
  • 1960-1969
  • One large Gibson EB0 humbucker
  • Mahogany body
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 30.5" scale
  • Cherry finish

Body

  • Symmetrical body 1960-1963
  • Asymmetrical body 1964-1969

Headstock

  • Open-book style 2x2 headstock 1960-1963
  • Batwing 6-in-a-row headstock 1964-1969



Newport with Fuzz Tone

Epiphone Newport EBSF
1962 Epiphone Newport with Fuzz Tone
  • Model EB-SF
  • 1962-1963
  • One large Gibson EB0 humbucker
  • Symmetrical Mahogany body
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Open-book style 2x2 headstock
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 30.5" scale
  • Cherry finish
  • Built-in fuzz tone



Newport Deluxe

Epiphone Newport Deluxe
Epiphone Newport Deluxe
  • Model EBD
  • 1961-1963
  • One large and one small humbucker
  • Symmetrical Mahogany body
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Nickel-plated hand rest
  • Ebony finger rest
  • Open-book style 2x2 headstock
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 30.5" scale
  • Cherry finish



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
  • One Epiphone mini-humbucker
  • Symmetrical Mahogany body
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style headstock
  • Open-back small button tuners
  • Combination 2-point bridge and tailpiece
  • 3-ply White pickguard
  • Nickel hardware
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Bass boost button
  • 30.5" scale
  • Cherry finish




Newport (Japan)

Epiphone Newport
Epiphone Newport (Japan)
Epiphone Newport
Epiphone Newport (Japan)
  • Japan Domestic Market only
  • 1975-1979
  • One double-coil staple-pole pickup
  • One mini humbucker pickup
  • Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 2-point bridge/tailpiece combination
  • Nickel-plated bridge cover
  • Nickel hardware
  • Open-back large-button tuners
  • Black refector knobs
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 30.5" scale

Colors:

  • Walnut
  • Natural

See Also: Epiphone Japan



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