Is this an Epiphone?
Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:13 PM
Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:14 PM
Oh yeah, it's a short scale bass.
Posted 24 June 2011 - 12:46 PM
and the head, pot placement, and pickguard look all wrong. so I doubt it. but if it plays well, I say keep it!
...but don't misunderstand me, I mean John Bonham"
Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:49 PM
There is/was an EB-0, 1, 3, 35, 100, 231,EBV, EBS. EBD, EBSF & EBS6.
None of them are Les Pauls.
Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:34 PM
Judging by the staple pickups, slide switches, bridge & tailpiece, it looks like a late 60s / early 70s Matsumoku (Japan). It could have been sold under any number of brand name like Aria, Conrad, Univox, Lyle, Ventura... Sometimes they were unbranded, but some had badges on the headstock that could be removed.
Matsumoku did make some guitars for Epiphone, but that's not one of them.
.Don't forget about Lounge "DIY" Thread!
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:29 PM
I found your thread about the EB40 bass today as I returned home with the exact same bass. I was wondering if you'd found any info. I can't find anything. It is kinda cool. I paid $40 for it but mine is missing 2 tuning pegs, one of the pick-ups is out and there are chips all over it. I am in Nashville and there are a couple of guys that have shops that deal in alot of vintage MIJ stuff. I will carry it in to see if they know anything. Have you taken yours apart to see if there are any clues inside? I plan to do so tomorrow.