ca. 1947 Epiphone B5 blonde finish

ca. 1947 Epiphone B5   (895)

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This well preserved ca. 1947 Epiphone blonde finish B5 bass (895) is in all original condition including the bridge and the wooden endpin, which may have been cut down some to a shorter final height. Laminated spruce top with inlaid purling, Highly figured maple ply sides and back with inlaid purling on back, Highly flame figured two-piece maple neck with unfigured scroll ears, Engraved gold Kluson tuners, Serial number stamped into bass-side bottom of peg box, Brazilian rosewood nut, Thick Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, Dark Brazilian rosewood tailpiece saddle, Figured maple tailpiece with lacquer finish and Epiphone model badge, Original bridge cut down to more modern gut string height, Maple endpin with lacquer finish, Mixed set of gut strings with an old nylon and steel A string. DIMENSIONS are: Top length 42 3/4″, Upper bout width 20″, Middle bout width 15″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Depth at tail 7 1/2″, Depth at upper bout corner 7″, Depth at neck 6 1/4″, String length 42 3/8″. Nice conventionally full profile neck and satisfying “pull” with gut strings. An extremely nice vintage american plywood bass that will soon be 70 years old. With the original canvas cover.

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