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Epiphone Al Caiola

Thinline semi-acoustic

Epiphone 1964 full line catalogue1964 full line catalog

The 1964 catalogue was the first to show the Epiphone Caiola. This model was renamed the Caiola Custom in 1966.
Epiphone 1966 full line catalogue1966 full line catalog

Today the electric Spanish guitar is found everywhere... orchestras, combos, jazz bands and as a featured solo instrument. Epiphone electric Spanish guitars suit the need of every player, from the top professional, to the semi-pro, to the amateur

Epiphone Caiola - Tasty Guitar
Epiphone Caiola - Tasty Guitar
Mid-sixties Epiphone advert for the Caiola; a guitar named after, and produced for, Artist Al Caiola.

The sound of Al Caiola and his Epiphone guitar is that: tasty. Music played with taste — sensitive, exciting music that challenges the skills of the artist. Yet taste is more than knowing what to play, it is also knowing what not to play. It is that skill, among many others, that makes Al Caiola outstanding — a skill born of years of dedication to music. Years of dedication to being the best. On network staff, as a sideman for the stars, or on his own United Artist recording sessions, Al Caiola plays with taste, and with a skillfully controlled inventiveness that has won him the title of "guitar genius." And the demands that this man Al Caiola makes on his guitar make Epiphone a necessity.
Epiphone Al Caiola Custom
Epiphone Al Caiola Custom

Epiphone Al Caiola Standard
Epiphone Al Caiola Standard
Model Caiola Standard
Available 1966-69
Pickups Two single coil dog-ear P90s
Scale 25 1/2"
Body Maple top sides, bound. 16" wide (lower bout), 19" long, 1 15/16" thick
Neck One-piece set mahogany with binding, rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. 20 frets, body meeting the neck at the 18th fret.
Hardware Tune-o-matic bridge with Caiola tailpiece. 1 volume and tone control, with tonexpressor switches.
Finishes Shaded (Sunburst), Cherry

Model Caiola Custom
Available 1963-69
Pickups Two mini humbuckers
Scale 25 1/2"
Body Maple top sides, bound. 16" wide (lower bout), 19" long, 1 15/16" thick
Neck One-piece set mahogany with binding, rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays. 20 frets, body meeting the neck at the 18th fret.
Hardware Ebony floating bridge with Caiola tailpiece. 1 volume and tone control, with tonexpressor switches.
Finishes Shaded (Sunburst) 1963-66, Walnut 66-69

This was the signature model of Jazz guitarist Al Caiola. The Al Caiola was renamed the Al Caiola Custom, when the Al Caiola Standard was launched in 1966

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Epiphone Al Caiola, Pre Owned, 1965, Royal Tan, Inc. Original Case

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