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Epiphone Embassy Deluxe bass

EBDL solid-body bass guitar

Epiphone Embassy Deluxe
Epiphone Embassy Deluxe

The Epiphone Embassy Deluxe bass, or Epiphone EBDL, was the first long scale electric bass produced by Epiphone, and only the second solid body after the similarly-shaped Epiphone Newport. It launched in 1963, and like the Newport, the Epiphone Embassy Deluxe had the distinctive Epiphone 'batwing' headstock shape.

In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Epiphone instruments were built by Gibson, at the same factory building Les Pauls, 335s, etc in Kalamazoo Michigan. Many Epiphone guitars were directly analagous to broadly similar Gibson models - at least in terms of specification and pricepoint. The Epiphone Embassy Deluxe bass was the Epiphone equivalent to the Gibson Thunderbird IV.

Model Embassy Deluxe EBDL
Available 1963-1969
Pickups Two Gibson Thunderbird IV humbuckers
Scale 34"
Body Mahogany. 13" wide (lower bout), 17" long, 1 3/8" thick
Neck One-piece mahogany, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. No binding, 20 frets. Single sided batwing headstock.
Hardware Identical to the Gibson Thunderbird IV; 2 volume and 1 tone control. Tune-o-matic bridge, with nickel bridge and pickup covers.
Finishes Cherry and custom colours: Sunset Yellow, California Coral, Pacific Blue

Both the Gibson Thunderbird and Epiphone Embassy Deluxe were launched in 1963, deleted in 1969, and had identical hardware; though the Epiphone lacked the body shape and through-neck of the Thunderbird. They were both long scale basses (also Gibson's first) and both were priced identically ($289.50 in the 1/10/66 price list). Sales of this model and the Thunderbird were poor, 507 Embassies vs 605 Thunderbird IVs over the years 1963-69.

Other than the Embassy Deluxe Special, all 1960s Epiphone solid body guitars and basses had the same body style (almost symmetrical pre-1964, with a shortened lower horn thereafter), they are the Epiphone Crestwood Deluxe, Epiphone Crestwood Custom, Epiphone Wilshire, Epiphone Coronet and Epiphone Olympic guitars, and the Epiphone Newport and Epiphone Embassy Deluxe basses.

In the 1970s the Epiphone (now Japanese manufactured) launched a new bass dubbed Embassy, however with a model number ET280. This was a double pickup instrument with a different body shape, bolt-on neck, shorter 30 1/2" scale, and very different hardware.

Other Epiphone basses
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Epiphone Rivoli

Epiphone Embassy Deluxe catalog appearances

Epiphone 1964 full line catalog
1964 full line catalog

This is the first catalog to show the Embassy Deluxe
Epiphone 1966 full line catalog
1966 full line catalog

Epiphone is proud to present solid body instruments that offer the depth, the sharp treble, the biting tone and the virility that all guitarists seek from a solid body instrument
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Epiphone Embassy Special IV Bass Guitar

Epiphone Embassy Special IV Bass Guitar

Harrison, Ohio, 450**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

The bass guitar you are looking at is in Very Good Condition
This Bass not only plays great but sounds even better
The frets and neck are in Perfect Shape!
Bass has light scratches on front headstock as shown in pictures
Weight 8 0Lbs 2oz
If you have any questions, please ask
Scale pictured, Case or Bag is Not Included.... more
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Epiphone Embassy Bass, Indian Laurel, Graphite Black

Epiphone Embassy Bass, Indian Laurel, Graphite Black

National City, California, 919**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$399

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Epiphone's Premier Solidbody Bass
Ever since it was first introduced in 1963 the Epiphone Embassy Bass has been a player favorite, and now it's back and better than ever. Featuring an asymmetrical solid mahogany double-cutaway body, a 34" scale mahogany neck capped with an ... more
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Epiphone Embassy Bass Graphite Black Used

Epiphone Embassy Bass Graphite Black Used

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$389

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Epiphone Embassy Pro Electric Bass Guitar husk w /  Pickups & Tuners - project

Epiphone Embassy Pro Electric Bass Guitar husk w / Pickups & Tuners - project

Oswego, Illinois, 605**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$200



Epiphone Embassy Pro Electric Bass Guitar husk w / Pickups & Tuners - project
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Epiphone Embassy Bass Smoked Almond Metallic

Epiphone Embassy Bass Smoked Almond Metallic

Farmingdale, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$389

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Epiphone EBEMSAMNH1 Embassy Bass, Indian Laurel Fretboard, Smoked Almond Metalli

Epiphone EBEMSAMNH1 Embassy Bass, Indian Laurel Fretboard, Smoked Almond Metalli

National City, California, 919**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$434

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Epiphone Embassy PRO Bass PROJECT

Epiphone Embassy PRO Bass PROJECT

Blackwood, New Jersey, 080**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$220

2021 Epiphone Embassy PROJECT (Husk) with Sparkling Burgundy finish
It is in like new condition. The only blemish I can find is a small scratch on the bottom of the guitar as shown in the picture
As you can see it does not have the string claw, bridge, knobs or pickups. When you decide what pickups to put in it, it has master volume and tone controls, as well as a pickup blend knob for outstanding tonal versatility
solid mahogany double-cutaway body, a 34" scale mahogany neck capped ... more
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60s EPIPHONE by GIBSON EMBASSY BASS USA - THUNDERBIRD SOUND - LONG SCALE

60's EPIPHONE by GIBSON EMBASSY BASS USA - THUNDERBIRD SOUND - LONG SCALE

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€3333


60's Epiphone by Gibson Embassy Deluxe Bass - made in USA:
+ mahogany body finished in wine red, has lots of weather checking and wear, several extra screw holes on back
+ mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, LONG SCALE, has 4 minor SURFACE stress cracks below tuners=check last 3 pics
* skinny neck profile on back around first 5 frets
+ new Fender Reissue tuners
+ 1 original THUNDERBIRD pickup & 1 newer Fender Jazz bass single coil
+ new pickguard
+ new pots and ... more
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Epiphone Embassy Bass

Epiphone Embassy Bass

Stalybridge, SK15***, UNITED KINGDOM

£250

Good condition bass, functionally perfect with some cosmetic wear (shown in pictures) Not used for a few years and having a clear out
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Epiphone Embassy Bass Guitar Bundle

Epiphone Embassy Bass Guitar Bundle

WHITTLESEY, PE7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£325

Guitar has some scratches. It has a ding on the back and pick scratches on the pickguard. Fully working and cleaned and polished with Dunlop 65 set. One knob metal insert is missing. Check the photos. Cable used couple times to check guitar and amps. FB-15 amp is unused. Fully working. Stand is very good condition, a few scratches but no dent or bent
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60er EPIPHONE von GIBSON EMBASSY DELUXE BASS - hergestellt in USA - THUNDERBIRD SOUND

60er EPIPHONE von GIBSON EMBASSY DELUXE BASS - hergestellt in USA - THUNDERBIRD SOUND

COLOGNE, GERMANY

£2998

60's Epiphone by Gibson Embassy Deluxe Bass - made in USA:
+ mahogany body finished in wine red, has lots of weather checking and wear, several extra screw holes on back
+ mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, LONG SCALE, has 4 minor SURFACE stress cracks below tuners=check last 3 pics
* skinny neck profile on back around first 5 frets
+ new Fender Reissue tuners
+ 1 original THUNDERBIRD pickup & 1 newer Fender Jazz bass single coil
+ new pickguard
+ new pots and ... more
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1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

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1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

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