Epiphone full line catalog. Page 2, Electric Spanish guitars. The guitars shown on this page are the finest electric-acoustic instruments available from Epiphone at this time; the top of the range being the Epiphone Emperor (E 112T), with a price of $1000 (October 1966) - the same as the Gibson Johnny Smith ($975-$1050) or Super 400CES ($1000-$1025). These guitars were, of course, all built together at the famous Gibson Kalamazoo plant, by some of the best guitar builders in America in the 1960s.
In the thirties, it came about. Not all of a sudden, but slowly the electric guitar and its accompanying amplifiers were developed. Acoustic guitar its characteristic “f” holes was the basic Spanish instrument, and to amplify it, pickups were added. From this beginning, the instrument continued to develop. It became thinner, with a faster neck and construction and design especially for pickups and amplification. Today the electric Spanish guitar is found everywhere... in 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.
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