Epiphone 1962 'guitars, basses, amplifiers', page 8. This was the second catalog appearance of the Epiphone Crestwood Custom (SB332) and Epiphone Wilshire (SB432) guitars, and both images are unchanged from those in the previous 1961 Epiphone catalogue. This would be their final appearance as guitars with symmetrical bodies; from late 1963 these guitars (and all other similarly shaped models) would be redesigned with a smaller lower horn and batwing-style peghead design.
These guitars were, of course, analogous to Gibson's SG range, sharing many of the same specifications, construction and hardware. Although the Crestwood is particularly well-appointed, the Wilshire was an equally fine playing guitar. It was described as follows:
A truly sensational solid body guitar with features that win it top rating from professionals who appreciate it's tonal range, instant response, and easy action for professional performance. A thin solid body guitar with double cutaway, double pickup, and features that add up to outstanding value. Powerful pickups have adjustable polepiece Screws to balance each string... separate tone and volume controls which can be preset... 3-way toggle switch to select either or both pickups. Tune-o-matic bridge permits precise tuning for perfect accuracy on each string. Handsome Honduras mahogany body in modern contoured design... All 22 frets above the cutaway. Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod. Shell celluloid pickguard. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel-plated metal parts
1962 US prices for these guitars were as follows: Epiphone Wilshire SB432 $210 ; SB432MV (with Maestro vibrola) $237.50 ; Crestwood Custom SB332 $290.