With their perfect combination of exceptional playability and tone, Epiphone has stayed true to their goal of crafting musical instruments for all budgets and playing styles since 1873. Of course, this most certainly includes their 4-string electric basses, and within this selection you'll find an impressive variety of models to choose from. In fact, many of these basses are even endorsed by famous recording artists, including Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady and Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers.
By simply glancing at this catalog, it's pretty easy to tell how trusted Epiphone's line of 4-string basses are. With one top-rated pick after another, Epiphone basses are used and praised by players from countless genres, ranging from ear-piercing metal to '60s folk rock. Another cool thing about Epiphone's line of 4-string basses is the wide range of unique-looking models. Take for example, the Viola Bass VS. A vintage mod-style short-scale bass with mini humbucking pickups, you'll have no problem standing out from the pack with this beauty. Boasting a sunburst finish and a distinct warm tone, the Viola Bass VS is ready to take you and your audience on a wild trip to the early days of the British invasion.
As mentioned, Allen Woody has his own Epiphone signature model bass, and it's a real stunner. Before he passed away in 2000, Woody was a passionate collector of vintage Epiphone basses, and his Limited Edition signature model combines the features that Woody found best for performing his well-known aggressive style. Loaded with mini-humbucking pickups in the neck and middle position, this bass is finished in red with gold hardware. Overall, this signature model bass is everything you'd expect from such a legendary pairing like Epiphone and Allen Woody.
When you have a talent to share with the world, you deserve to showcase your skills on an instrument that was crafted with careful attention to even the smallest detail, and using only the finest components. Thankfully, Epiphone is dedicated to providing players with just that, but at a price that won't break the bank. So by all means, take a look around this section, and take comfort in knowing that whatever you choose, you'll be more than happy with the results.