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Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass Wine Red 

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Overview
  • Semi-hollow, single-cutaway, archtop body without f-holes
  • 30" short-scale neck
  • Mini-humbucking pickups in the neck and middle positions
Description & Specs
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    $665.00
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    - $266.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900
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Incorporating the favorite designs of the late Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers Band.

The Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass is easy to get around on. Woody, who passed away in August 2000, was an avid collector of vintage Epiphone basses, and this signature model combines the features that Woody found best for playing in his aggressive, rumbling style. It has a semi-hollow, single-cutaway, archtop body similar to that of Epiphone's Kat series but without f-holes. The neck is a 30" short scale for easier play. Mini-humbucking pickups in the neck and middle position deliver a warm tone. Wine red finish with gold hardware. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Semi-hollow, single-cutaway, archtop body without f-holes
  • 30" short-scale neck
  • Mini-humbucking pickups in the neck and middle positions
  • Gold hardware
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneAllen Woody Limited Edition Bass
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

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    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Recording (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    GREAT Sound! GREAT Looks! GREAT Value!

    Received 2/2013, haven't put it down since! Barely touched my Fender P-Bass & Jazz Bass or Sterling Ray35. This "steal" is now my main axe and least...Read complete review

    Received 2/2013, haven't put it down since! Barely touched my Fender P-Bass & Jazz Bass or Sterling Ray35. This "steal" is now my main axe and least expensive!

    Nice finish and overall quality craftsmanship. Wouldn't care if it was made in a cave! What a deal!

    I dig the pup placement, makes up for it being Short Scale. The very close to the neck pup pounds. Look how large a guy Woody was ... the Short Scale is also fine for my large hands and sausage fingers - very comfortable and fast neck.

    With separate pup volumes and a single tone control, as well as adjusting those little round control things on your amp, there should be enough control for anyone to dial into their "heavy" sound.

    If, after sitting awhile, despite the somewhat weak tuning machines - only flaw found, it is ALWAYS in-tune no matter the weather and/or temperature.

    Change it if you have to, but ... I love it's three point bridge - so easy to adjust. I haven't had to touch it since initially dialing it in.
    I setup mine with D'Addario ETB92S Nylon Tape Wound strings (makes for an even warmer-thumpier sound). Through my Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0 w/ Mark Bass Compressore and Eminence KappaPro LF215 600W in a small cabinet ... this thing rocks! It has literally knocked things off walls.

    I would never give a (new) instrument a bad review due to just a "bad" (factory) setup or choice of (factory) strings. The climate in your area is possibly different and everyone's playing style is unique. Of course the setup will need "tweaking" when received - hence all stringed instruments having adjustable setup possibilities. After receiving any (new) instrument I own I've had to adjust the setup on every one for my "style". And, those (factory) strings it came with will probably not be your last.

    The light weight makes for hours of joyous fun. My fretting hand will go numb before my back fatigues. Adjust your strap for better balance.

    Not bright enough? Woody designed this for his pounding style. Have you heard him play? He was a monster rumbling way at the bottom - hence "Rumble Kat". If a heavy bottom is not your style you should not buy this instrument or return yours right away.

    No "buyer remorse" here! I wish they would "sellout" soon, for the future value of this Signature Limited Edition beauty should soar!

    Besides, at such a low price the sales also helps out Woody's daughter Savannah's college fund. A small token of all of our appreciation to a guy who has and through his recordings still gives us hours of thundering JOY!

    Woody, Love ya man! RIP!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Quality disappointment

    Purchased June 2004. Arrived with tarnished bridge plating and both bridge posts were loose. the post bottoms and the post holes are fluted and they are SUPPOSED to fit snugly. nice try. Gorilla...Read complete review

    Purchased June 2004. Arrived with tarnished bridge plating and both bridge posts were loose. the post bottoms and the post holes are fluted and they are SUPPOSED to fit snugly. nice try. Gorilla glue fixed the whole mess. it sounds great, though.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Bass for the Buck

    By DCWalsh

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Perefect Fit
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

      Been wanting to try this Bass since 2004. (I can now scratch that off my bucket list.) Tried it, liked it, bought it. What more can be said?

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really Great Bass

      By jhoffma7

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • GREAT WORKMANSHIP
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

        This bass plays great and looks great and I am very happy with the purchase. The bass has a very subdued quiet tone. The shorter scale works great for me. I took the bass to a luthier immediately for a setup and to have flat wound strings installed. The neck, pickup height and bridge all needed to be adjusted. Don't assume your bass will play great because it is new. The biggest negative issue I had was the packaging by MF. The bass was left at my door with the box completely open. MF used a single piece of low grade clear tape for the length of the box and of course it broke in transit. I'm glad I ordered the case and at least they put the bass in it or it would have been damaged.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great player right out of the box

        By Slothrop

        from raliegh, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Inexpensive
        • Looks good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

          I am very satisfied with this purchase. For the money, I don't think I could have found a better instrument.

          Comment on this review

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT Sound! GREAT Looks! GREAT Value!

          By AllenWoodyFan(RIP)

          from WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                Received 2/2013, haven't put it down since! Barely touched my Fender P-Bass & Jazz Bass or Sterling Ray35. This "steal" is now my main axe and least expensive!

                Nice finish and overall quality craftsmanship. Wouldn't care if it was made in a cave! What a deal!

                I dig the pup placement, makes up for it being Short Scale. The very close to the neck pup pounds. Look how large a guy Woody was ... the Short Scale is also fine for my large hands and sausage fingers - very comfortable and fast neck.

                With separate pup volumes and a single tone control, as well as adjusting those little round control things on your amp, there should be enough control for anyone to dial into their "heavy" sound.

                If, after sitting awhile, despite the somewhat weak tuning machines - only flaw found, it is ALWAYS in-tune no matter the weather and/or temperature.

                Change it if you have to, but ... I love it's three point bridge - so easy to adjust. I haven't had to touch it since initially dialing it in.
                I setup mine with D'Addario ETB92S Nylon Tape Wound strings (makes for an even warmer-thumpier sound). Through my Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0 w/ Mark Bass Compressore and Eminence KappaPro LF215 600W in a small cabinet ... this thing rocks! It has literally knocked things off walls.

                I would never give a (new) instrument a bad review due to just a "bad" (factory) setup or choice of (factory) strings. The climate in your area is possibly different and everyone's playing style is unique. Of course the setup will need "tweaking" when received - hence all stringed instruments having adjustable setup possibilities. After receiving any (new) instrument I own I've had to adjust the setup on every one for my "style". And, those (factory) strings it came with will probably not be your last.

                The light weight makes for hours of joyous fun. My fretting hand will go numb before my back fatigues. Adjust your strap for better balance.

                Not bright enough? Woody designed this for his pounding style. Have you heard him play? He was a monster rumbling way at the bottom - hence "Rumble Kat". If a heavy bottom is not your style you should not buy this instrument or return yours right away.

                No "buyer remorse" here! I wish they would "sellout" soon, for the future value of this Signature Limited Edition beauty should soar!

                Besides, at such a low price the sales also helps out Woody's daughter Savannah's college fund. A small token of all of our appreciation to a guy who has and through his recordings still gives us hours of thundering JOY!

                Woody, Love ya man! RIP!!!

                Comment on this review

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Couldn't put it down...

                By Bones

                from Santa Cruz, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                Just got it yesterday and unpacked it when i got home. WOW - really nice, clean and set up to play right out of the box - just needed to tune it. Really great feel. I was a bit worried since it's a short scale that the strings would be flabby but they are pretty punchy and get a great thump from the low E. I ended up playing till 2am - couldn't put it down. This is a keeper to add to my bass arsenal. I have another short scale solid body but this is so much more resonant and acoustic like yet still punchy. I could get great overdriven tones out of it like a Gibson EB or rounded singing tones like a Hofner. Just need to mix the two volume knobs with the right amount of mid and neck pickup volume and get the tone you want. The tone is passive - only cuts the highs. This is a very "old school" type bass but I think it would also work well in Alternative venues. Great for classic rock, Southern Rock (ala Almann Bros., Govt. Mule), Beatles, etc. Very versatile - and it looks GREAT, stunning finish - no blems at all and it's very balanced - no dive at all. All around a great short scale thumper.

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bargain!!!!!

                By lionror

                from long beach, CA

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  Easy to choose, honesty in advertising, prompt delivery. What a joy to find Musician's Friend and be able to use it.......

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Stunning looks,solid build, smooth.

                  By shorengro

                  from Australia

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Chambered Mahogany Body
                  • Noiseless Pick Ups
                  • Short scale
                  • Through Neck
                  • Well Waited

                  Cons

                  • Rosewood Fingerbooard
                  • Tuners

                  Best Uses

                  • Blues
                  • Rock And Roll

                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  Having played a '62 500/1 Hofner from '77 until it was stolen in '92...I have to say that this bass is so close to its equal it doesn't really matter. In some respects superior. The pickups and their positioning provide a smooth noise free blend. Control panel is superior to the Hofner. This is a serious bass make no mistake. Just love the way it looks, feels and plays....Best chambered body bass on the market for me....bar none.

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

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                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  As I said above:

                  Terrible setup from Epiphone

                  Cheap tuners

                  I have no problem with the 3 point bridge but you will need to cut the silk on the strings for proper intonation. Don't waste your money on a bridge replacment this one is fine.
                  Simply put, the setup from Epiphone was awful. In my opinion the only setup that was done was putting a sticker on the back saying it was done.
                  Once setup this is a beautiful instrument.
                  The tone is extraordinary. Some amps I have tried are a little dull but others (an Ampeg comes to mind) are mind blowing. This is true of every bass I think.
                  It much prettier than the pictures are showing and every time I take her out of the case I get compliments.
                  For me the neck is perfect and I have never felt more comfortable playing any instrument.
                  The tuners are sloppy and I will need to replace them. The strings have a really good sound (piano like), but I would replace them if I were you with something better.

                  This is my number 1 bass and I have stopped GASing for a Gibson. This is the one.
                  High quality finish. Good solid body. The wine red is very pretty.
                  Good price and great quality.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Nice, BUT...

                  By Lowbrow-edsOq

                  from Ashland, Oregon

                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  I like it, but it is shoddily built and will need substantial work. Shameful drag.
                  Good sound, so I will rate it 'good' on pickups/pickup placement alone.
                  I will have to throw out the 3-point bridge and replace it with a Hipshot Supertone aftermarket. Why Gibson/Epiphone continues to put this well-documented failure of a bridge on new production innstruments defies logic.
                  I like it a lot, but it is built like a piece of junk and will need fret attention, hardware upgrade, and a new nut before it is playable in a full-contact situation. I bought it as a contrast to my Fenders, and because it reminds me a lot of a semihollow 60s Kay bass I once owned; that bass, too, was low quality, but much better than this dressed-up dog.

                  Shame, it sounds good, it's beautiful, but I cannot imagine how someone would have passed it in factory inspection. I have had other China-built basses that were fine quality (Squier, Fender) but this is not one of them.
                  It is inexpensive but not cheap - expected better. Squier does it.

                  Comment on this review

                  (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A good Bass for the price

                  By Zemo

                  from USA

                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  After having owned this bass for several weeks now, am still undecided whether I like it or not.
                  Yes, it's a beautiful instrument, and the short scale is very comfortable to play. But...
                  I found this bass to be extremely neck heavy, & this is very irritating to me because Epiphone
                  could easily fix this problem. A well balanced bass is a joy to play, whereas this is just a pain.
                  I also found the pickups to be very dull and subdued, as compared to say, Fender Jazz passive
                  pickups. Tried adjusting the pickups, but it made very little difference. I guess this is a decent bass
                  if you just want to stay in the background & have the bass track felt, rather than heard. But as for
                  me, I'll stick with the Fender Jazz as my main instrument.

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