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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.


1965 Epiphone Coronet Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry P90 Maestro Vibrola, Gibson
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA
$113.50

Up for sale, a 1965 Epiphone Coronet in excellent condition and in perfect working order. 100% original aside from one knob, this Epi is a classic single P-90 gem made by Gibson at their famous Kalamazoo factory. Fundamentally identical to an SG Junior but notably rarer, the Coronet delivers the same rich P-90 growl and midrange kick that you expect from a great Gibson Junior (of the Les Paul or SG variety!). Very resonant and easy to play, the tone is dynamic and clear, responding to your ... more


 Epiphone FT-130 Guitar-Japan
VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, 54665, USA
$135.00

Vintage Epiphone in good to excellent playing condition. There are a couple of dings on the head stock. Cosmetic only. Adjustable bridge. Plays and sounds good. Blue label, Made In Japan. Bolt on neck. Solidly made guitar. Lower 48 only.... more

1966 Epiphone Casino E230TD Vintage Hollowbody Electric Guitar Cherry w / Case
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98103, USA
$5199.99

Up for sale, a 1966 Epiphone Casino model E230TD in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A very well kept and complete vintage example, this Casino features an uncommon and vibrant Cherry nitro lacquer finish and Trem-o-Tone vibrato tailpiece. Of course no mention of the Casino is complete without referencing the model's most famous proponents, the Beatles. With McCartney grabbing a sunburst model in '64 for the Rubber Soul sessions, and Harrison and Lennon following suit early the ... more

Lyle Archtop Electric Guitar
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, 98229, USA
$450.00

Electric guitar in very good condition. Year listed is an estimate, might be older.... more

Epiphone EA-260 Electric Bass Guitar Hollow Body Thinline Japan Made w / TKL Case
SALISBURY, MARYLAND, 21804, USA
$275.00

Epiphone EA-260 Electric Bass Guitar Hollow Body Thinline Japan Made w / TKL Case This item comes to us in previously owned condition. Free Shipping to the US 48!!! No Reserve - Auction Only - No "Buy It Now" Offered - No Local Pick Up ALWAYS READ OUR INSPECTION REPORTS PRIOR TO BIDDING!!! Inspection Report: Up for auction is a Epiphone EA-260 Electric Bass Guitar Hollow Body Thinline Japan Made w / TKL Case. Item is in previously owned condition. It has been tested and the electronics have some... more

Vintage 1959 tweed Epiphone tube guitar amp. Goes to 100!! Original speaker
LAKEVILLE, MINNESOTA, 55044, USA
$199.00

Not only goes to 11, but this one goes to 100!!! This is a working amp with original speaker, grill cloth, handle, and tweed covering. Unmistakable epiphone "E" on the front design is cool. Great for your collection!! In fair to good condition overall. Has some staining visible in the pics but not really many tears in the tweed. Someone "sealed" the gaps around the speaker to improve sound apparently. Not visible from the outside tho. Comes operational with tubes. Uses 5y3 rectifier, a pair of ... more


Vintage EPIPHONE FT-130 Blue Label Japan Acoustic Guitar! MAKE OFFER!
FRIENDSVILLE, MARYLAND, 21531, USA
$129.99

Vintage EPIPHONE FT-130 Blue Label Japan Acoustic Guitar Project! MAKE OFFER! Nice vintage Epiphone needing maybe a little TLC! Bolt on neck! Original throughout! Not much wear to frets and fretboard. When guitar is tuned to standard tuning, there is some slight bridge lean towards the soundhole and some minimal rise of body below bridge. There are a couple surface only stress cracks from each side of bridge to top of body and on the right side the surface stress crack extends to bottom as well ... more

Vintage 40's Epiphone Electar Tube Guitar Amplifier
FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT, 06824, USA
$399.00

40’s Epiphone Electar tube Amp in working condition , seemed to amplify plugged in guitar... more

Vintage Epiphone Electar 6130 Tube Guitar / Instrument Amplifier, JENSEN SPEAKER,
WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA, 94597, USA
$137.50

Vintage Epiphone Electar 6130 Tube Guitar / Instrument Amplifier, JENSEN SPEAKER, RARE ESTATE SALE FIND, GREAT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE, SOLD AS FOUND... more

Acoustic Epiphone Guitar PR-715-12 W / CASE EXCELLENT CONDITION FREE SHIPPING
DOVER, DELAWARE, 19901, USA
$375.00

Midatlantic Jewelry & Pawn Inc. Acoustic Epiphone Guitar PR-715-12 12 String Guitar W / CASE 1989 Guitar Spruce Top A Few Scratches On Back Caused by Buckle Rash * See Photos * Neck is Strait Missing 1 Middle String FREE SHIPPING This Buy it Now will start at $375 or best offer. Thank you for looking at this item and good luck bidding. FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS FREE LOCAL PICKUP *NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING * Please Message us With any Questions... more

EPIPHONE RARE USA MAP GUITAR !!!
GREENVALE, NEW YORK, 11548, USA
$799.00

EPIPHONE RARE USA MAP GUITAR!!! BRAND NEW NEVER PLAYED!!! Small "ding" on side by Washington state (See photo 4). FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION!!! COMES WITH A GIGBAG!!! PACKED WELL & FULLY INSURED & YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN FOR IT UPON DELIVERY!!! SHIPPED 2-3 DAY PRIORITY MAIL SO YOU'LL GET IT REAL FAST!!! ALMOST EVERY ITEM I SELL GETS SHIPPED OUT THE SAME DAY- VERY RARE IS IT WHEN AN ITEM DOES NOT GO OUT THE SAME DAY!!! FAST COMMUNICATION!!! I WILL SHOOT YOU AN EMAIL AS SOON AS YOUR ITEM SHIPS!!! ... more

Epiphone FT-150 Acoustic Guitar Made in Japan
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, 95401, USA
$385.00

Epiphone FT-150 Acoustic Guitar Made in JapanPre-ownedVery Good conditionsee photosThis Guitar is completely functional and shows some signs of use. It may have surface scratches... more

1966 Epiphone Caballero FT-30 Vintage Acoustic Guitar Mahogany LG-0 by Gibson
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA
$1049.99

Up for sale, a 1966 Epiphone Caballero model FT-30 in 100% original condition, complete with the original case and hangtag. Crafted in Kalamazoo, Michigan under parent company Gibson, the Caballero is identical to the Gibson LG-0 in every way aside from the headstock shape and logo. Less common than its brother the LG-0, this USA-made Epiphone delivers classic vintage Gibson / Epiphone quality, with a warm, rich tone courtesy of the all mahogany construction. There's a certain boxy, midrange ... more

1949 Epiphone Triumph Guitar - Blonde
PLEASANT HILL, CALIFORNIA, 94523, USA
$1995.00

Serial #59640 New York label Epiphone Triumph circa 1949. Blonde finish. Spruce top, tiger flame maple sides and back. Cherry neck with diamond mother of pearl inlay. Small nick less than an inch wide on left front. Original Frequensator tailpiece with nickel finish, partly worn. Grover tuners fastened with screws and glue. Edging on back body has .25” gap at connection Blonde natural lacquer finish in good condition. Glossy and brilliant color. Shipping quote inside US only. Ask for quote ... more

epiphone zenith archtop guitar 1964 / 65
IRONTON, OHIO, 45638, USA
$999.00

epiphone zenith guitar from the early 1960's, made from the 1931-1969, ,16-3 / 8" body, oval pearl inlays, sunburst in color, single wide binding top & back this guitar has a deep scratch on the top but not thru the wood, a couple extra holes in the top body on each side of the frettboard were it looked like an extra pickguard was, lots of finish crazing on the back of neck this guitar has a new set of strings and plays and sounds great with nice action. shipping lower48 usa only 40 00.... more

1954 Epiphone Zenith Archtop Acoustic Guitar
COLUMBUS, OHIO, 43215, USA
$799.00

1954 Epiphone Zenith Archtop Acoustic Guitar Item Condition: 1954 Epiphone Zenith has been refinished. The binding is starting to shrink and has separated from the body in several areas shown in photos. This guitar has had a headstock repair The repair was done professionally and the guitar plays nicely. Questions? Please email any questions BEFORE you bid and BEFORE the end of the auction. If you have an issues, problems or concerns after the auction, please contact me before leaving feedback ... more

Vintage 1951 Epiphone Zenith Archtop Guitar with Eastman Fiberglass Case
VOLCANO, HAWAII, 96785, USA
$1250.00

Vintage 1951 Epiphone Zenith Archtop Guitar with Eastman Hardshell Fiberglass Case. The Epi Zenith was made with a solid top and a plywood back and the lower bout is a full 16 1 / 2 inches wide. This one sounds great and is fairly loud- almost a banjo killer. The top and back of this one has been separated from the sides and reassembled. You can tell if you look closely, but not from a distance. The original finish is remarkably free of dings and highly polished, but there is some shrinkage of ... more

Vintage 1940 Epiphone Broadway Archtop Guitar
COLUMBUS, OHIO, 43215, USA
$2799.00

Vintage 1940 Epiphone Broadway Archtop Guitar Item Condition: 1940 Epiphone Broadway archtop guitar in very nice condition. Tuners have been upgraded to Waverly tuners with butterbean knobs ( original tuners are included ). Binding has been replaced on the neck and headstock. Binding on the back of the body is original. Binding on the top of the body has been replaced with a binding that is to thin so at the edge of the body they do not set flush. The two string retainers have been replaced with... more

1948 EPIPHONE "Triumph" Archtop Guitar
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, 94107, USA
$2295.00

Spruce soundboard, Maple back & sides Made in New York City, sunburst lacquer finish, rosewood fingerboard. Well played; some general wear, scratches and dings but still a nicely original guitar. No binding issues; one repaired top crack on bass side F-hole and one repaired center seam crack in back. All hardware original (bridge, tailpiece, tuners, pick guard) Scale length is 25 1 / 2 inches (648 mm) - Nut width is 1 11 / 16 inches (43 mm) With hardshell case... more

Rare Vintage Epiphone Devon Acoustic Guitar #59596 1950
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, 98801, USA
$2499.99

This is an old Epiphone Devon Acoustic Guitar with Original case. This guitar was bought by and old family friend and sold to my Dad in the mid 1960's. He has had it since then and the guitar has spent almost all of this time resting in its case. There is a sticker inside this case that reads: This Epiphone Instrument is-Model DEVON No. 59596 Manufactured By Epiphone Inc. New York NY USA. The manufacturing number shows this guitar was made in 1950. I think you would be hard pressed to find a ... more


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