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 ClassicThe 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 pau ferro 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 TodayThe Viola's incredible tone comes from a NYR (neck) and NYT (bridge) mini humbucker which perfectly compliment the light maple body.
Epiphone's Famous HardwareEpiphone'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.