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Epiphone Granada E444T
|Epiphone Granada main page | Shipping Totals | 1966 Epiphone Granada E444T|
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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|smackso Comment left 24th March 2013 20:08:23|
These old Epi's are just worlds away from anything they do now, and new Epi's are still pretty good. Seriously, even cheaper models like this are amazing players. Just scored a sixty something (?) Granada and it plays like butter. Plugged or acoustic. Absolutely love it. Also tried a Casino (too expensive for me) and a Rivoli bass (I only tried it, i'm a guitarist)... both phenominal. Now I get the fuss over vintage Kalamazoo period Gibson.