About Epiphone Basses
For over 140 years, Epiphone has been building instruments for nearly every style of popular music. With a reputation built on hard work, craftsmanship and a never ending drive to innovate, Epiphone continues to be a brand that not only every musician knows, but every musician trusts. While Epiphone was founded in 1873, they weren’t initially a guitar and bass company. In fact, they were more known for their banjos until 1928 when they produced their first line of guitars.
In 1957, Epiphone was bought out by their main rival Gibson, who continues to distribute the iconic brand to this day. A modern day Epiphone is built with the same levels of quality that the first models has so long ago. It is this commitment that has drawn such a wide variety of players to their bass guitars over the years. Jay Bentley of Bad Religion, Jack Cassady of Jefferson Airplane, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, Josh Ward of Hey Rosetta, and more use Epiphone basses to keep the low end rumbling. The diversity of their roster of artists is a testament to these incredible instruments.
If you’re a beginner ho is looking into picking up their first bass guitar, you may want to have a look at one of the package deals available here. An option such as the Epiphone Thunderbird IV All Access Bass Pack not only gives you a killer first bass (The gorgeous Thunderbird IV), but also the Studio 15B bass amplifier, a gig bag, headphones, a digital tuner and a premium strap, so you’ll have everything you need to get started on your musical journey.
If you’re a more experienced bassist who is looking to upgrade their instrument to something truly special, an option such as the Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar might be right for you. Built with the legendary Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane bassist in mind, this bass is highlighted by its deep, articulate tone and hybrid semi-hollow design. Versatile enough to handle any kind of music, this bass is a great option for any player.
Maybe you’re not entirely interested in plugging in while you play, but you still want a rich tone. If so, give the Zenith Acoustic/Electric Bass a try. This bass features a cutaway design that offers easy access to the upper frets, as well as f-holes that help amplify its acoustic sound. Best of all, when you’re ready to hit the larger stage, this bass guitar plugs in and will have any venue rumbling in no time.
Epiphone bass guitars are synonymous with quality. From beginners and hobbyists, all the way up to some of the world’s most legendary bass players, Epiphones are a great option to help you keep the rhythm rolling.