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Epiphone Viola Electric Bass

With its short 30.5" scale and looks that take you back to the British Invasion, this beautiful maple-bodied Epiphone Viola bass delivers rich, plucky tone. (7) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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British Bass Tone Dressed in Vintage Threads

With a tip of the hat back to the years of the British invasion, Epiphone's Viola electric bass brings a dash of vintage class to your game. Crafted in that iconic "violin bass" body shape, the Viola's maple body is loaded a NYR Mini and NYt Mini humbucker to amplify your performance, and a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard features 22 frets with dot position inlays. This beauty of a bass will certainly bring a touch of variety to your collection, if you're looking for something a little different with a distinct home in the history of pop.

Epiphone's Take on a Classic

The Viola body shape of your Epiphone electric bass pays homage to an era when British pop was staking its claim in American culture during the mid-'60s. The laminated maple top boasts an attractive Vintage Sunburst finish that's easy on the eyes. Maple bodies push the high end just a bit for a welcoming bright resonance that's easily tamed via your master tone dial near both mini humbuckers.

NYR and NYT Mini Humbuckers

Capturing that iconic mid-'60s vintage tone are your set of NYR and NYT mini humbuckers. Both of these pickups have independent volume controls that allow you to find the perfect blend to suit your ears.

Set Maple Neck with a Comfy Feel

Stretching 22 frets in length is your Epiphone Viola's set maple neck. This appendage yields a comfortable action and a streamlined feel from note to note. A rosewood fingerboard provides smooth sailing, and modest dot position inlays mark your frets in classic minimalist fashion.

Stylish and Secure Hardware

Epiphone takes pride in their hardware appointments that afford both security and visual sophistication. This bass features an attractive rosewood bridge with compensated rosewood saddle, a classic adjustable trapeze tailpiece, and 14:1 machine heads that tune smoothly and stay in place for longer sessions of uninterrupted playing.

Features:

- Electric bass guitar in "Violin Bass" body shape
- Maple body
- Maple neck
- Scale length of 30.5"
- Rosewood fingerboard with dot position inlays
- Set neck joint
- NYR Mini humbucker at the neck
- NYT Mini humbucker at the bridge
- Two independent volume controls
- One master tone control
- Nickel hardware
- Rosewood bridge with rosewood compensated saddle

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Epiphone products.
Body: Maple
Neck: Maple
Neck Joint: Set-glued
Scale: 30.5"
Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot inlays
Nut Width: 1.65"
Neck Pickup: NYR mini humbucker
Bridge Pickup: NYT mini humbucker
Hardware: Nickel
Controls: Neck volume, Bridge volume, Master Tone
Bridge: Rosewood with rosewood compensated saddle
Color: Vintage Sunburst (VS)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EBVIVSCH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Epiphone Viola Electric Bass

Epiphone introduces the Viola, one of the most recognized basses in the world. A popular bass for British Invasion bands who couldn't afford finer Gibson and Epiphone instruments, the Viola's unique construction and woody tone produce unique sound on stage and in the studio. Today, vintage models are difficult to find and are often plagued by vintage problems along with their vintage price tag. Epiphone engineers have solved those problems with their Viola Bass, which has the same classic sound with improved pickups, hardware, and electronics.

The Look of A Classic

The Viola features a laminated maple top and maple body in a beautiful Vintage Sunburst (VS) finish. The eye catching 30.5 inch scale maple neck is hand set and glued in and includes a rosewood fingerboard with a 12 inch radius, a 1.65 inch nut, and classic dot inlays. The headstock riffs on Epiphone's famous '60s Sloped Dovewing headstock.

Vintage Tone For Today

The Viola's incredible tone comes from a NYR (neck) and NYT (bridge) mini humbucker which perfectly compliment the light maple body.

Epiphone's Famous Hardware

Epiphone's stellar hardware features a classic inlaid gold tailpiece, a rosewood bridge with s compensated rosewood saddle, Volume controls for each pickup and a Master Tone, all using full-size 500K O potentiometers, and premium 14:1 machine heads.

The Epiphone Viola Bass comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I am a stringed instrument nut- I currently have a small collection of about 30 instruments and several Bass Guitars are in that mix. I wanted the Viola for it's warm plucky sound [unique to this instrument]. I am always amused to read people say "it has fret buzz" or "it wasn't set up right" as a complaint- New things are not worn in and will require adjustment over time as there is no "magical lifetime setup".... So yes I had to tweak neck, bridge, and string configuration and will have to continue this process as I break this girl in. The wood is absolutely remarkable for this price range without sacrificing a bit of tone. This is not your Uncle Bob's Funky Disco Bass, this is a very light, airy, comfortable Bass with deep sustain and very hot pickups. I give this Bass 5 stars for meeting my expectations and musical needs- Cheers!
Style of Music: Well rounded, yet i disdain rap and screamo.
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Overall: I bought this bass and it has a presence all its own. The bass was beautiful and flawless. It came with round wound strings of 48-105. These strings sounded good, but I couldn't get past the string noise going down the string. I changed these to La Bella 760FHBB flat wounds. They fit perfectly. Going down the rosewood fret board was like silk. The sound was deep and mellow. This was one guitar that I never had setup. Even after replacing the strings and tuning, the intonation was perfect. This bass has a presence all it's own. Every note I played on it was articulate. This may not be a bass for metal, but, for many genres it will easily hold its own. With two volume knobs and a master tone knob, You can get anything from old blues to Queen. This Bass is a wonder to play. You actually feel it with it's hollow body design and build. I checked out a few violin basses (not to mention any names), but, this was better built and more versatile. I'm no salesman. I just know and feel what sounds right for me. Just don't pass this by without trying it out. You will find this short scale bass has something that just keeps you picking it up and playing. Being only about 7 lbs, it may be all night.
Style of Music: Blues, country, classic rock
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