Gear News: Newport Bass and El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass Now Available Worldwide
For 150 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has now set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Epiphone is proud to announce the Newport Bass and the El Capitan J-200 are now available worldwide at authorized Epiphone dealers and on www.epiphone.com.
The Epiphone Newport Bass is an all-original design that debuted in 1961. The modern Newport Bass pays tribute to that rare vintage model while offering refinements to meet the needs of today’s bass players. The 30.5” scale length and comfortable Medium C profile make it suitable for players with a wide range of hand sizes, while the symmetrical double-cutaway body ensures excellent access to every fret. The Bass Sidewinder neck pickup provides rich, deep tones, while the TB PRO in the bridge position delivers brighter timbres. The two pickups are paired with master volume and tone controls and a blend knob so you can get precisely the tonal balance you desire. Available with a Classic Cherry finish, as well as three custom colors California Coral, Sunset Yellow, and Pacific Blue.
Explore the Epiphone Newport Bass, HERE.
The El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass, is an outstanding choice for bass players who want an acoustic instrument with undeniable style and great sound, whether playing acoustically or plugged in. Taking its stylistic cues from the legendary SJ-200, the King of Flattops, it has Pearloid crown inlays on its 20-fret Indian laurel fretboard an iconic Moustache bridge. A solid Sitka spruce top is paired with a layered mahogany back and sides for great tone, and the mahogany neck’s 30.5” scale length and Medium C profile ensure hours of comfortable play. The El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass comes equipped with a Fishman Sonitone under-saddle pickup and Sonicore preamp, making it ready for any stage – or studio. The El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass is available in an Aged Vintage Sunburst and Aged Vintage Natural finish.
Explore the El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass, HERE.
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