When the bass was repaired by my husband and made playable once again, my research and love of Epiphone basses began.
The features that I love about the Epiphone upright bass are the massive factory carved scroll, the medium thickness of the classic two piece neck (there are exceptions), the stylized FF holes and the enamel tail badge.From the cutting-edge pickup configuration to the USB output and much more, the Ultra III is an excellent choice for a discerning player ready to put the latest in guitar technology to work.Wielding traditional Probucker double-coils at the bridge and neck and a Shadow Nanomag pickup system at the edge of the fretboard, the Ultra III gives you a palette of tonal options unlike any other Les Paul.Around 1941, Les Paul, a legendary musician and musical electronics and solidbody guitar pioneer, created one of his early solid bodied guitars after-hours in the Epiphone factory out of a 4X4" piece of wood.On to this he later attached side "wings" from a Epiphone hollowbody guitar in order to give it a more conventional look.Additional information required Your address has been entered incorrectly or incompletely. Additional information required You'll need to sign in or register for free before bidding.
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We purchased it not knowing its heritage or the research journey it would lead us on.
Once we had the bass in hand we needed to make a major neck repair do to a shipping miss-hap courtesy of Greyhound Bus.
Several Epiphone Les Paul models are very close to the classic Gibson models upon which they are based, while other models are designed with different features to keep the entry price low for students and budget-minded players.
For example, some Epiphone Les Paul models use bolt-on neck construction and "slab" bodies which are generally less expensive to manufacture, while others stick with tradition and have arched maple tops and glued-in necks like their high-end Gibson counterparts.
This guitar, known as "The Log", was later shown to Gibson executives, who initially passed on the idea of building them, but they changed their mind within a couple of years and the Les Paul Model guitar as we know it today was first released in 1952.