Epiphone Viola Short Scale Bas ...

£399.00 Available to Order

Epiphone Viola Short Scale Bass Vintage Sunburst

RRP £439.00 Save £40.00


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Stock expected 29th February 2024

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Manufacturer's ID: EBVIVSCH1

What we say:

At A Glance

This Epiphone Viola Bass in Vintage Sunburst may bring to mind a certain musician but you don't need to be a fan of Sir Paul to appreciate all this instrument has to offer. Both through sound and appearance, this bass delivers the goods with real 60s vibes throughout. You could think of this as a chance to own an affordable classic styled guitar but without having to worry about all the problems that come with a vintage instrument. It produces a rich and woody tone that will add a unique character to your sound regardless of what you choose to play on it.

Features We Love:

30.5" Scale

The shorter scale makes this guitar very comfortable to play and easy to navigate around. Whether you are a bass player with smaller hands or perhaps a guitarist who isn't so used to a bass scale length, finding your way around this neck couldn't be any easier.

Vintage Sunburst Finish

You could easily be mistaken for thinking that this bass was from a much higher price range due to excellent quality of the vintage sunburst finish. It looks incredible and definitely brings out vibes from a bygone era.

NYR/NYT Pickups

These mini humbucker pickups deliver a classic sound that has been updated for the musician of today. The gives you the ability to achieve all the sounds you know and love without worrying if your tone will cut through. On stage, in the studio or just practising at home, these pickups have you covered.


  • Classic looks without the vintage price tag
  • Perfect for those looking for a bass with a shorter scale
  • A beautiful instrument that will no doubt be a great conversation starter


Body Maple
Neck Maple
Neck Joint Set-Glued
Scale 30.5”
Fingerboard Dot Inlays
Nut 1.65" / 41.91mm
Neck Pickup NYR mini humbucker
Bridge Pickup NYT mini humbucker
Hardware Nickel
Controls Neck volume, Bridge volume, Master Tone
Bridge Compensated saddle

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (5 reviews)

Plenty of time to try the bass. A good price and helpful after sales. The staff are interested and enthusiastic, but never pushy.

Martin S. - 7/1/2023

A present that was well received

Eileen T. - 25/12/2020

I find the bass nice and light and a very good sound, nice finish and excellent price

James R. - 22/2/2018

Bought this guitar as a present for my husband who is absolutely thrilled with it. He's the expert rather than me but he was thoroughly satisfied with how the guitar sounded and was especially pleased with the finish on the guitar

J.. - 8/10/2015

The Viola bass might look antediluvian, but then so do I. It's light weight and 30.5 scale length make it a joy to play, particularly for longer periods of time, which was becoming a bit of a problem with a full scale, solid bass. Sound-wise it's really surprisingly lively and responsive and I've no intention of substituting the roundwounds it came with, with 'classic' flatwounds which are frankly the work of Beelzebub and deserve to be left in the Sixties where they belong. The finish was superb for an instrument in this price range, the machine heads are smooth and precise and apart from a slightly rough screwhead on the tailpiece, I'm delighted with it and would recommend it to anyone, especially guitar players looking to branch out a bit.

G.S. - 3/9/2015

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