This single sided insert gives specifications for the Epiphone ET-285 solid body electric bass, produced for Epiphone by Aria, at the Japanese Matsumoku plant. The guitar pictured is an early example, with the same metal-covered pickups
Model ET-285 had a US list price (June 1972) of $122.50.
Epiphone's traditional body design combined with modern playability make the ET-285 an excellent choice for every discriminating bass player. The long-scale, fast-action neck makes it ideal for playing all forms of contemporary music
The 'Pick Epiphone' folder, although dated 1971, was filled with inserts printed as early as late 1970, and as late as 1972. This insert is batch of the final batch of four sheets, all showing new models, and printed in 1972.
This guitar is now offered with Hard Shell or Durabilt case H-45 / #818, at an additional $42.50 / $16 respectively (June 1972).