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Epiphone De Luxe Classic Archtop Acoustic Bass with upgraded Krivo pickup and TGI Extreme gig bag - £675
£675
Hampshire

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While I love this bass, it just doesn't get played since the acoustic blues project I bought it for folded, so up it goes for sale.

Now discontinued, the Epiphone De Luxe Classic is a short scale (30.5") archtop bass.  Spruce top on a flame maple body, with an ebony fingerboard on a maple and mahogany five piece laminated neck.

I removed the dreadful Shadow piezo pickup and replaced it with a custom made Krivo pickup (£200).  I also added Schatten volume and tone thumbwheels in the f hole.

The bass is strung with standard gauge La Bella white nylons (I also have a set of La Bella black nylons I put on it previously that are included in the sale), and it lives in a very nice TGI Extreme gig bag.

The bass is in excellent condition.  The only real "damage" is where I cut the scratchplate to accommodate the pickup, and a filled hole in the neck join from a strap button.

Shipping isn't an option, so it's £675 collected.

Thanks

Gareth

 

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That's lovely Gareth, although I misread the bit about the F-hole and thought "you did what?!"

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10 minutes ago, Old Horse Murphy said:

That's lovely Gareth, although I misread the bit about the F-hole and thought "you did what?!"

Yep, I see what you mean.  Have added a picture to explain.

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That is a beauty! 💛 I’m in no position to buy anything right now but I just keep coming back to gawp at this because it’s such a stunner. GLWTS 👍

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43 minutes ago, plankspanker said:

Curious to know how you took a picture of the thumbwheels from the inside?

IPhone through the f hole on the other side of the bass! 👍🏻

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8 hours ago, franzbassist said:

IPhone through the f hole on the other side of the bass! 👍🏻

Now if I did that I'd drop the phone and have to include it in the sale!

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Looks amazing. Do you have any soundclips of this instrument with the replacement pickup?

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32 minutes ago, Jamolah said:

Looks amazing. Do you have any soundclips of this instrument with the replacement pickup?

No, but I can record some for you.

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Got any more pictures?

Sorry, couldn't resist. Beautiful looking bass. GLWTS.

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10 hours ago, Mykesbass said:

Got any more pictures?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Better too many than too few when selling a bass, I reckon 🤣

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2 hours ago, franzbassist said:

Better too many than too few when selling a bass, I reckon 🤣

They are a great set, and informative. If only I had some cash AND a band 😒

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