1950s Epiphone B5



This ca. 1950s Epiphone B5 model is one of the two cleanest examples of this model that I have ever had in the shop. There is no stamped serial number in any of the 4 common locations and no penciled serial number inside. The all-laminated bass has a rich voice with the current stringing of Obligato E and Evah Pirazzi weich A, D, and G strings. The bass is quite healthy, with no cracks or injuries. The gold engraved Kluson tuning machines have been well-maintained and turn easily. The ULSA endpin is a replacement. The original maple tailpiece and Epiphone badge are clean and unmolested. The replacement bridge features gold anodized aluminum adjusters. The Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and tailpiece saddle are in fine shape. The nut is likely replacement. Dimensions are: Top length 42 3/4″, Upper bout width 19 1/2″, Middle bout width 14 1/2″, Lower bout width 25 1/2″, Rib depth at tail 7 1/8″, Rib depth at upper bout corner  5/8″, Rib depth at neck 6″, String length 42″. This bass plays easily and rewards with a rich vintage voice with the current stringing. With padded cover.?