|1966 Epiphone Granada|
|The cutaway version of the Epiphone Granada, launched in 1965, was given the model designation E444TC|
|Model||Granada E444T||Granada E444TC|
|Pickups||Single-coil fingerrest pickup (part PU-380)|
|Body||Maple top and back with a mahogany rims. 16 1/4" wide (lower bout), 20 1/4" long, 1 3/4" thick. Single-ply binding, front and back.||Identical to the E444T, with the addition of a single Florentine cutaway|
|Neck||Single-ply mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. 20 frets, body meeting the body at the 14th fret. Unbound.|
|Hardware||1 volume and 1 tone control. Rosewood compensated free floating bridge with trapeze tailpiece. Nickel plating throughout.|
The Epiphone Granada was introduced in 1962, and like all 1960s Epiphones, was built at Gibsons guitar plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Most Epiphone models were based on a similar Gibson model, and this was no exception, being practically identical to the Gibson ES-120T. It was a thinline acoustic, with the same body size as the Gibson ES-125T or the Epiphone Sorrento.
The pickup was a single coil unit, mounted into the scratchplate. It was the same part as used in the Gibson Melody Maker guitars, part number PU-380.
In 1965 a single cutaway version was also introduced, however this is somewhat rarer than the non-cutaway version (See Epiphone Granada shipping figures).
The Granada was the least expensive hollow-body guitar in Epiphone's range, listed at just $149.50 at its launch in 1962; less than all Epiphone solid bodies too, with the exception of the single-pickup Epiphone Olympic and Olympic Special.
Both cutaway, and non-cutaway Granadas were removed from the line in 1969, when production of Epiphones switched from Kalamazoo to Japan.
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