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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.


Rare Vintage 60's Epiphone Olympic with Vibrola Guitar Ship World Wide
PORT CLINTON, OHIO, 43452, USA
$829.99

Hi I have here a Rare Vintage 60's Epiphone Olympics this has changed tuners and appears to have had a Roland synth pickup at some point. Please notice the xtra 2 screw holes on the pickguard .Please understand * ALL CALIFORNIA PURCHASES WILL BE CHARGED EXACT SHIPPING CHARGES * Buyer will contact us within 24 hours and pay for shipping , handling , and Insurance . I ship world wide , please understand shipping cost is for USA . There will be additional cost for international shipping . Please ... more


original 1961 EPIPHONE CORONET brilliant CHERRY!
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$3590.00

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 anchors, 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 ... more

all original 1966 Epiphone BROADWAY E252 Sunburst
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1890.00

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

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


1966 Epiphone Casino (EPE0309)
LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA
$6995.00

false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 1966 Epiphone Casino, Beautiful Iced Tea Sunburst finish, Two P-90's, Very lovely woods, Light weight, Nice instrument, Ready to enjoy! Excellent condition, Original hard case, $6, 995... more

original 1964 Epiphone E452T SORRENTO Sunburst
CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, 62901, USA
$1940.00

Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers Olivia's Vintage would like to present this original 1964 Epiphone E452T Sorrento in its original Sunburst finish and a nice flame maple back. It has a great playing neck with great frets, but there is a slight rise at the end of the neck causing some minor fret buzz past the 12th fret. It's all original and 100% complete including its original chipboard case with some seam separation on the edges of the case. This vintage Sorrento looks great with only a few very... more

1959 Epiphone Coronet, Rare original Black finish (#EPE0236)
LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, USA
$13900.00

1959 Epiphone Coronet, Rare original Black finish, Thick Slab body, New York pickup, Stud tail piece, Great full feeling “V” neck, One Owner, Finest example we have ever encountered, EC , OSSC, $13, 900 “We professionally clean setup & pro pack for safe transit to your door! Your business would be appreciated.”... more

1965 Epiphone Coronet Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry P90 Maestro Vibrola, Gibson
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 98117, USA
$2599.99

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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