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Vintage guitars for sale: Epiphone

Epiphone brand guitars have been made in numerous factories in many locations worldwide, however by far the best instruments (and therefore the most desired) are those made by the the Stathopoulos family in New York in the 1950s, and those made by Gibson in Kalamazoo, MI in the 1960s. Although later Japanese, Korean and Chinese guitars make fine entry, and intermediate level instruments, they do not compete with the classic instruments produced in the USA.

The early story of Epiphone, and it's take-over by Gibson has been told many times, but in short: Epiphone were producing some of the finest archtop guitars in the world, one of Gibson's few rivals. After the death of the main driving force Epi Stathopoulos, and union problems of the 1950s, Gibson was able to take advantage of the uncertainty, paying just $20,000 for the company in 1957. They continued producing a handful of original Epiphone models in the USA, and created a range of new models (based on Gibson equivalents) until 1969, when production was outsourced to Japan.

Models to look out for: Epiphone Casino, Wilshire, Crestwood, Sorrento, Sheraton, Zephyr, Howard Roberts, Rivoli bass and Embassy Deluxe bass. Basically anything produced in the USA up to 1969.


original 1961 EPIPHONE CORONET brilliant CHERRY!
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$3790.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this original 1961 Epiphone Coronet in its original Cherry finish that has really maintained it's true color tone. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the exception of the early '60's nickel compensated bridge, and is 100% complete with the exception of one small tip of the pickguard from the upper bass side. The treble side tip also cracked off, but is included. It even has its original case.... more


EPIPHONE LES PAUL BLACK BEAUTY, ELECTRIC GUITAR VINTAGE
COATESVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, 19320, USA
$249.99

vintage epiphone les paul electric guitar we owned this guitar 30 or more years now and this guitar is untested sold as parts not working and in overall great preowned condition with some blemish... more

original RARE 1965 Epiphone CRESTWOOD DELUXE Cherry w / NICKEL HARDWARE!
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$5490.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this original 1965 Epiphone Crestwood Deluxe in its original Cherry finish and nickel hardware. It has a good playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the exception of the bridge and bridge posts, and is 100% complete. Included, is a later hardshell case. This vintage Crestwood looks great with some nicks dings around the edge of the headstock, very light finish checking, and other minor cosmetic wear. The ... more

EPIPHONE RARE USA MAP GUITAR !
GREENVALE, NEW YORK, 11548, USA
$849.00

EPIPHONE RARE USA MAP GUITAR! BRAND NEW BUT HAS A SMALL "DING" ON THE SIDE (See photo) FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION! $ 80.00 FOR SHIPPING / INSURANCE & YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN FOR IT UPON DELIVERY! ANY OVER PAYMENT ON SHIPPING I WILL REFUND BACK TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT! I DO NOT MAKE MONEY ON SHIPPING & I PACK LIKE A PRO! CHECK OUT MY OUTSTANDING POSITIVE FEEDBACK! I SHIP FAST & EVERY DAY!... more

all original 1966 Epiphone BROADWAY E252 Sunburst
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1940.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1966 Epiphone Broadway E252 in its original Sunburst finish. It has a good playing neck with worn, but good frets and an extremely slight amount of heel lift. The action is a bit on the high side, and the bridge is adjusted as low as it can go. It's all original and 100% complete including its original hardshell case (missing the handle). The bass side edge of the tailpiece is cracked, but is still holding just fine. ... more

Vintage Epiphone Scroll SC-450 electric guitar Matsumoku Japan
MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA, 90295, USA
$550.00

Guitar was built in the 70's in Japan. This guitar is built like a tank, you can feel how solid it is when holding it unlike the SC-350 model that is a little lighter and flimsier. Guitar has been worked on through the years, the tuners and original bridge have been replaced and I think the pickups are not original either. Among other issues, the back plate cover in the back of the body is missing and cosmetically has its fair share of scratches, nicks .it is not bad at all though -please refer ... more


1981 Epiphone RIVIERA Antique Sunburst made in Japan mij Matsumoku
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1090.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1981 Epiphone Riviera in its original Antique Sunburst finish. Made in Japan by Matsumoku. It has a great playing neck with great frets. It's all original with the exception of the knobs. There has been a different tailpiece on this guitar at one time, but the original is back in place. It's also 100% complete. A chipboard case is included. This vintage Riviera is in EXCELLENT condition with only two extra screw holes ... more

Vintage Epiphone Scroll SC-350 electric guitar. Matsumoku Japan
MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA, 90295, USA
$625.00

Excellent sounding Epiphone Scroll built in the 1970's in Japan. It has normal nicks and scratches for a guitar of this age. Worst of all is that area in the bottom edge where the finish flaked off -please refer to the pictures. These cosmetic imperfections don't have any impact on playability at all. Guitar plays like a dream and the neck is very comfortable. These guitars are becoming very hard to come by so don't miss this great opportunity to own one! FREE SHIPPING FULLY INSURED WITHIN THE... more

1966 Epiphone Casino, Sparkling Burgundy
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, 21401, USA
$3700.00

Garrett Park Guitars1966 Epiphone Casino, Sparkling BurgundyFor your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 1966 Epiphone Casino Sparkling Burgundy. Super vibey and uber cool, this 1966 Casino is also a rare bird as it is finished in Sparkling Burgundy Metallic. This was a special order as this color was more associated with Gibsons and not used on Casino's very often. It has some checking but that too is cool and very stable. We have a repro pickguard as the original was missing.We ... more

Sturgis Buffalo 2011 Commemorative Epiphone Coronet
SALEM, OREGON, 97305, USA
$140.00

Lightly Played -some dust with no major blemishes plexiglass cover over graphic shows very light swirl. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling’s largest music festival, will once again bring music to the masses for the 71st annual Sturgis Rally this August in South Dakota. Epiphone Guitars will be front and center for the massive event, which is celebrating its 30th year and will take place August 5-13. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 2011 Epiphone Coronet™ is a limited edition guitar that has ... more

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