Epiphone 1964 full line catalog. page 10. The Panorama EA 500T, Constellation EA 72, Zephyr EA 15RVT and Pathfinder EA 28RVT Amplifiers. Although the amplifier is not pictured, the guitarist is using the Epiphone Professional outfit; a guitar that has the amplifier controls inset into its pickguard. Further details of these amps can be found on the next page.
With the age of the electric guitar in the development of the amplifier. The first amplifiers were quite simple and and sophisticated compared with what we have today. Today's amplifiers offer a variety of special effects such as tremolo, evaporation and ingenious means of combining volume, bass and treble, and the other ingredients of amplified sound. Speaker cabinets are specially designed and multiple speaker combinations are in common use. In many respects perhaps, the amplifier has become more amazing and dazzling than the instrument it was produced to complement.
These amplifiers were expensive, comparable to many of the better guitars in the range. In fact the only guitars priced above the Epiphone Panorama were the carved top Epiphone Emperor and Deluxe, and the very fine Epiphone Emperor electric. 1964 list prices (US zone 1, 1/9/64) for these Epiphone amplifiers were as follows:
Epiphone Professional outfit EA 8P $670; Epiphone Panorama EA500T $650; Constellation EA72 $415; Zephyr EA15RVT $285; Pathfinder EA28RVT $214.50.
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