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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 1961 USA EPIPHONE E452 -T SORRENTO GUITAR HANG TAG 1962 1963 RARE
PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, USA
$195.00

PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING-I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8.25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE ... more


Vintage Original 1951 Epiphoone Century Archtop Electric Guitar Sunburst W / SSC
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, USA
$1295.00

This vintage original 1951 Epiphone Century plays and sounds fantastic with a nice fat neck an amazing sounding original New York pickup. These New York pickups are some of the best sounding pickups ever made. Super warm and tuneful with a round mellow vintage sound. Guitar plays fantastic with a good low action and no buzz or issues. Just set up by our tech so she's ready to roll. All original except for the pickguard and the original pickguard is in the case. Label inside the guitar clearly ... more

Vintage Original Circa 1976 Epiphone SC450 Scroll Electric Solid Body Guitar
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10003, USA
$1299.00

Vintage original circa 1976 Epiphone SC450 Scroll guitar. Plays and sounds killer. Original humbucking pickups are super warm and punchy and screaming with distortion. Guitar has a real nice and unique tone. Super warm sounding. Comes with a vintage Ovation hard case that fits it well. Guitar is exactly as pictured. Buyer pays $65 shipping in the USA, $125 to Hawaii or Alaska, $250 International, $300 to Australia. Pay Pal Accepted. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and... more

Vintage Epiphone Triumph Blonde archtop guitar with rare tone spectrum pickup
EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 01027, USA
$2799.00

A1946 Epiphone Triumph Archtop Guitar with ultra rare Epiphone Tone Spectrum Pick Up pickguard unit. Comes with original purple lined case. 17 inch lower bout , the action is wonderful, sounds great acoustically as well as plugged in. The pick up is wired to an end pin jack, leaving the original ampenol connector intact with the cable in the case as pictured. A great old guitar. The guitar has a f hole crack on the bass side top bout and the two shoulder cracks, likely had a neck reset at some ... more

Vintage 1970's Epiphone FT-135 Acoustic Guitar, with vintage hardshell case
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, 33781, USA
$725.00

1970s Epiphone ft - 135 acoustic guitar very good condition see pictures there is a vintage hard shell case that comes with it see pictures 1801 js... more

1961 USA EPIPHONE CASINO GUITAR MAESTRO VIBROLA NICKEL RARE LEFTY CRESTWOOD 1962
PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, USA
$595.00

USA SHIPPING ONLY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 3 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8.25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER.... more


VINTAGE 1961 USA EPIPHONE E422 -T CENTURY GUITAR HANG TAG 1962 1963 RARE
PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, USA
$195.00

PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING-I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8.25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE ... more

Vintage 1955 Epiphone New York Zephyr Pre Gibson Elecrtic Archtop Guitar
DEKALB, ILLINOIS, 60115, USA
$1849.00

This is a vintage 1955 Epiphone Zephyr Electric Archtop Guitar with its original New York pickup. Made in New York, NY USA before Gibson acquired them. This guitar has a good amount of age / play wear with a few repairs. The neck has been bolted and shimmed at some point in its life making it an excellent player with nice low action all up and down the neck. The repair is very solid and will not be going anywhere anytime soon. The pickup, electronics, and hardware look to be all original. The ... more

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Left Handed Flame Cherry Burst Electric Guitar
OSWEGO, ILLINOIS, 60543, USA
$349.99

Great used condition - minor cosmetic blemishes. Set up and ready to goAny questions, please feel free to contact us! Great item by DeMont Guitars! Returns not accepted from overseas and buyer should assume item is 'as-is' please feel free to ask any and all questions prior to auction end. Please email if you plan on bidder, or would like to purchase item for out-of-USA delivery WE DO NOT DO PARTIAL REFUNDS will accept most returns - return shipping and / or original shipping may or may not be ... more

1965 Epiphone Coronet Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry P90 Maestro Vibrola, Gibson
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA
$2199.99

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

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