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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.


Vintage Lyle A-790 Hollow Body Guitar NECK - Epiphone EA-250 Rivera - MIJ
MOBILE, ALABAMA, 36604, USA
$69.95

Neck from an Lyle A-790 hollow body guitar. This is identical to Epiphone's EA-250 Riviera. This neck was also used by some other brands from the late 60s into the 70s. Made in Japan. Some scuffs and scratches. Some guitar stand / play marks on back of neck. 4 large dings on back of neck (please see photos). Crack in heel that should be clamp & glued before installation. Tuner holes were enlarged to accommodate what looks like Grover tuners. Some extra tuner mounting screw holes as well. Medium ... more


original 1961 EPIPHONE CORONET brilliant CHERRY!
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$3690.00

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

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

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 70's Epiphone SC450 Scroll (minus the Scroll) w / Fender Bag Made in Japan
PORTLAND, OREGON, 97225, USA
$295.00

Vintage 70's Epiphone Scroll that is very used and modified (no more scroll). All Maple 5 piece body with a 3 piece maple set-in neck (with a Rosewood fingerboard). Comes with a used Fender Gig-Bag. Sold AS-IS. No Returns. Vintage 70's Made in Japan Epiphone Scroll (minus the Scroll) w / Fender Gig-Bag Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter... more

1964 Epiphone Wilshire, Rare Silver Fox Finish (EPE0231)
LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA
$4995.00

1964 Epiphone Wilshire, Rare Silver Fox Finish, Two mini humbucking pickups, Bat wing headstock, Stop tail piece, Light weight, Low action, Very good condition, Non original hard case, $4, 995... more


1966 Epiphone Casino (EPE0279)
LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA
$6395.00

1966 Epiphone Casino, Tobacco Sunburst, Two Chrome P-90 pickups, Kluson Tuners, Gold Knobs, Light weight, Has former owner's id numbers lightly scratched into heel that are hard to see, Cool guitar! EC, Original Hard case, $6, 395... more

Vintage Epiphone Riviera Hollow Body Guitar - Very Nice EA-250 MIJ
CASS CITY, MICHIGAN, 48726, USA
$600.95

ITEM DESCRIPTION Vintage Epiphone Riviera Hollow Body Guitar - Very Nice EA-250 MIJ 8TEN1944 SKU: 5244765502 Very nice Epiphone Riviera (EA-250) hollow body Guitar. Made in Japan. A true hollowbody. A desirable model from this era because conventional humbuckers will fit. It is also desirable because it is very light at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. This was definitely one of my "keepers" but have to thin the herd. Approximately 24.75" from nut to bridge. Approximately 15-1 / 2" wide at lower bout. Right ... more

Vintage Epiphone EA-250 Hollow Body Guitar, Very Nice Shape With Taylor Case.
CASS CITY, MICHIGAN, 48726, USA
$360.95

ITEM DESCRIPTION Vintage Epiphone EA-250 Hollow Body Guitar, Very Nice Shape With Taylor Case. 8TEN1944 SKU: 5238484706 Very nice condition, appears to have seen little use, one small paint chip on the face, the rest looks excellent. Come with a Taylor hard case with some white scuffs on the from, carrying handle is missing. SHIPPING INFORMATION Handling Time This item has a 1 business day handling time, which means it will ship from our warehouse within 1 business days, from the day after you ... more

1970's EPIPHONE 335 - JAPAN - 100% ORIGINAL - KILLER TONE FOR DAYS - VERY NICE
BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS, 72712, USA
$1300.00

HERE'S YOUR VINTAGE AXE THE SOUND IS AWESOME - SELLING ONE OF THE SWEETEST EARLY 1970'S EPIPHONE 335'S YOU WILL EVER FIND - THERE ARE NO SCRATCHES OR BELT MARKS ON THE BACK OR MARKS ON THE NECK - THE ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD IS EXCELLENT AND THE FRETS SHOW NO WEAR ALL ELECTRONICS ARE ORIGINAL AND HAVE NOT BEEN DINKED WITH OR TAKEN APART OR REPLACED - THE COVERED INLINE TUNERS ARE ORIGINAL - THE TREMOLO BAR IS MISSING AND THE TRUSS ROD COVER IS MISSING - ALL THE BINDING IS EXCELLENT ON TOP, BACK AND ... more

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