Epiphone / Newport / 1963 / Cherry / Bass
First available in 1960, the Newport bass shares the same symmetrical body
with the Coronet, Wilshire and Crestwood guitars.
These cool Epiphone basses were produced in very low numbers until 1963,
when they were updated with a newer design more commonly seen.
With its classic slim curved body and faded Cherry finish,
this Newport is a great example of this very rare instrument;
it is also fitted with the rarely seen muting system.
Great playability and an amazingly deep and rich bass sound.
Pot Codes - 1963
Modern Hard Case
Condition - Very Good
Lacquer touch-up around the heel
(no cracks or breaks!)
Small pickguard repair
Guncotton Guitars, UK
With over 20 years experience in playing, collecting and selling vintage guitars and basses, we are truly passionate about all types of musical instruments.
We understand what makes an instrument playable, collectable, desirable and, crucially, original.
We can offer advice from a player’s, a collector’s and an investor’s point of view.
Ultimately we believe that any instrument, regardless of its value or condition, should be played and we look forward to helping musicians young and old find the instrument that suits them.
We always aim to describe our instruments honestly and to the best of our knowledge.
Guncotton is one of the old names for nitrocellulose,
the type of lacquer widely used by guitar makers during the golden age of production.
We also speak French and Spanish.
All our instruments are available to view and play at our Showroom located on Columbia Road in Shoreditch, London.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about our stock or would like to visit us.
Tel:+44 (0)203 727 7244