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Epiphone Expert-6
Epiphone Expert-6 Headstock
Epiphone Expert-6
Epiphone Expert-6

Introduced in 1996, the Expert-6 was the bass counterpart to the Epiphone EM-Series guitars and the 6-string, neck-thru version of the EBM bass. The active electronics are rumoured to be a prototype that never went in to full production.

It is also rumored that there was an American-made version of this bass. However, the closest thing to confirmation of a USA model was an Expert-6 that was sent to Gibson Nashville before final delivery to be routed and fitted with EMG humbuckers.

The Expert-6 was produced at the Samick plant in Korea, allegedly between 1996-1998. Although the Expert-6 is listed in the Epiphone 1998 specification sheet, the only year that has ever surfaced on the used-market is the 1996 model.

  • 1996


  • Swamp Ash body
  • Patented "Swept-C" shape
  • Neck-through design


  • 3-piece quartersawn maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with offset "dot" inlays
  • 34" scale
  • 2.05" nut


  • 2 Single coil active jazz pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone, 1 Blend, 1 Boost controls


  • Black hardware
  • 4x2 die-cast tuners
  • Pearloid truss rod cover
  • Recessed input jack
  • Black barrel knobs


  • Natural (NA)

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