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Epiphone Riviera, Howard Roberts, Howard Roberts Custom, Sorrento, Casino, Century, and Granada

1966 Epiphone electric guitar and amplifier catalog page 3

Epiphone 1966 full line catalog. Page 3. Details of a number of Epiphone thinline semi-acoustic guitars, including 1966's best-selling semi-acoustic the Epiphone Casino (E 230T, E 230TD, E 230TDV, E 230TDVC). Also shown are the Epiphone Riviera (E 360TD, E 360 TDV), Howard Roberts, and Howard Roberts Custom (HR-NE, HR-SE and HR-CE), Sorrento (E 452T, E 452TC, E 452TD, and E 452TDC), Epiphone Century (E 422T), and the first (and only) Epiphone catalog appearance of the Epiphone Granada (E 444T, E 444TC).

1966 US zone 1 prices were as follows: Epiphone Riviera, $395-$435; Howard Roberts, $455; Howard Roberts Custom, $650; Sorrento, $279.50-$337.50; Casino, $285-$390; Century, $225 and Granada, $195-$219.

1966 Epiphone "Guitars, Basses, Amplifiers" catalog, page 3: the Epiphone Riviera, Howard Roberts, Howard Roberts Custom, Sorrento, Casino, Century, and Granada
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1962 Epiphone E452TD Sorrento Sunburst

1962 Epiphone E452TD Sorrento Sunburst

Lake Stevens, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I love this model!

It??s a 1962 Epiphone Sorrento. There??s lots to love here. First, this is a Gibson made Guitar. All Epiphones from the 1960s were made at the Kalamazoo factory by Gibson. The same people who made the 335s, Les Pauls, and other guitars we all highly prized were also making these Epiphone counterparts

This one is from the early part of the decade, when you still see a lot of the early features. So this one has the short, Gibson style ... more
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1961 Epiphone Casino E-230TD Vintage Electric Guitar Royal Tan, First-Year, Case

1961 Epiphone Casino E-230TD Vintage Electric Guitar Royal Tan, First-Year, Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale, a 1961 Epiphone Casino E-230TD in collector-grade condition and in perfect working order, finished in custom color Royal Tan and complete with a vintage hardshell case. A notably early Casino from the first year of production, features include black plastic pickup covers, dot inlay, nickel-plated hardware, and a full 1 11 / 16" wide nut
Featherweight at 5lbs 7oz, this Casino is an extremely soulful and lively instrument. A single strum yields a broad, relaxed natural acoustic ... more
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Vintage 1967 Epiphone e230td Casino

Vintage 1967 Epiphone e230td Casino

Beaumont, Texas, 777**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


57 year old vintage electric guitar. Amazing condition considering it??s age. Everything works including the knobs, the electronics, and the hardware. Original case and whammy bar. Sure to exceed all expectations.
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Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino E230TDV - Limited Edition - Sunburst

Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino E230TDV - Limited Edition - Sunburst

Bellingham, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino E230TDV - Limited Edition - Sunburst Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino E230TDV - Limited Edition - Sunburst
This is a 2011 Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1961 Casino E230TDV in sunburst finish   This is from a limited edition run of 1961 guitars made (this is #116) and very few of those ... more
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Epiphone EA-250 Riviera 1972 - 1974 Cherry  /  Rare Cherry neck

Epiphone EA-250 Riviera 1972 - 1974 Cherry / Rare Cherry neck

Estes Park, Colorado, 805**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Refurbished Vintage Beauty
Epiphone EA-250 Riviera 1972 - 1974 Cherry / Rare Cherry neck
Very rare red cherry neck, most EA-250's have natural maple necks
Refurbished Epiphone EA-250 Riviera by Cat Caster Guitar Shop
DEMO VIDEO LINK / played clean through a Fender Blues Jr , no fx pedals
https: / / drive google com / file / d / 1wNrhqd0avjqSwBIpthDukv5MyvZDUkaj / view?usp=sharing
This beauty took a little work, a barn find that was literally a ... more
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1968 Epiphone Howard Roberts a very rare & special fabulous original example.

1968 Epiphone Howard Roberts a very rare & special fabulous original example.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is really rare cool early production Howard Roberts model from 1967 w / a gorgeous rich Sunburst finish over a nicely figured carved Spruce top w / walnut stained maple back & side panels. Its beautiful full sized wide 1 piece mahog neck w / its 1 11 / 16?? nut width feels fabulous. Its got a white bound R'wood fingerboard w / etched block inlays. You get a killer variety of jazz tones thru its Oval Soundhole & floating chrome mini-humbucker. She is still sporting her original ... more
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1967 Epiphone Casino Vintage Electric Guitar

1967 Epiphone Casino Vintage Electric Guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1967 Epiphone Casino, Stunning Sunburst Finish, Two P-90Pickups with Chrome covers, Beautiful Rosewood fingerboard with Pearl inlays, Vibrola, Original Kluson tuners, Light weight, Sought after, Fine instrument! EC+, Original hard case
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1965 Epiphone Sorrento E452TD Vintage Hollowbody Guitar Sunburst w /  Case

1965 Epiphone Sorrento E452TD Vintage Hollowbody Guitar Sunburst w / Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale, a 1965 Epiphone Sorrento E452TD vintage thinline hollowbody guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. Essentially a mini humbucker equipped version of Gibson's ES-125TD model, the Sorrento is in a class all its own, with a fully hollow thinline 16" wide body and a barking, lively natural acoustic tone.
The original Patent # mini humbuckers have a clear, bell-like sound with the fullness of a humbucker and sparkling trebles. ... more
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1965 Epiphone Sorrento Electric Guitar

1965 Epiphone Sorrento Electric Guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Epiphone Sorrento, Single cutaway thinline hollowbody, Mini humbucker, Kluson tuners, Beautiful Brazilian board with oval inlays, 1 61inches wide at the nut, Weighs only 5 lbs 4 oz, Nice instrument, EC+, OriginalGibson semi hard case.
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1961 Epiphone Century Thinline electric hollowbody guitar

1961 Epiphone Century Thinline electric hollowbody guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1961 Epiphone Century, Thinline hollowbody with a singleP-90 pickup, Early wide slim neck profile, 1 11 / 16 nut width, Early pegheadshape, Rosewood fingerboard, Bound Maple body, Carved Rosewood bridge, Singleline Kluson tuners, Weighs 5 lbs 2 oz, Very cool guitar, Non original hard case
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1953 Epiphone Century Hollowbody Electric Sunurst w /  Hard Case

1953 Epiphone Century Hollowbody Electric Sunurst w / Hard Case



Vintage original 1953 Epiphone Century hollowbody electric.
Clean and all original example. Completely original with the exception of a repro pickguard
Made by the Epiphone company in New York, before they were purchased by Gibson
Original New York mini humbucker pickup sounds fantastic, super warm and punchy.
Neck is straight and plays well with a good action
Some honest signs of age and wear. Significant checking to the finish and the headstock, this is normal aging for... more
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Vintage Epiphone Century E422T #A-2802 1959 Sunburst Made in Kalamazoo, Mi. NIce

Vintage Epiphone Century E422T #A-2802 1959 Sunburst Made in Kalamazoo, Mi. NIce

Wausau, Wisconsin, 544**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


One of my nicest vintage guitars 46+ Year music Retailer Selling Collectible instrumentsNo major Dings or sctatchescomes with original case and original coil cordthe only flaw I see is a purplish spot on one tunermy guitar luthier says it plays fantastic and no excessive fret wear... more
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Epiphone E422T Century Cherry Hollow Body 1965 Vintage Electric Guitar

Epiphone E422T Century Cherry Hollow Body 1965 Vintage Electric Guitar

Lafayette, Colorado, 800**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Just an incredible hollow body made by Gibson in the golden era of the Kalamazoo plant! Beautiful bear claw figuring throughout, lightweight, resonant. And I haven't seen another Century with the Epiphone vibrato tailpiece - very rare and cool! The handle is a high quality reproduction fyi. It is currently strung with 12s and a wound G string. Plays impeccably well with a recent re-fret and general maintenance / setup - all the hard / expensive work has been done to keep this going for another ... more
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Epiphone Century E422T 1963 - Cherry

Epiphone Century E422T 1963 - Cherry

Liverpool, New York, 130**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1963 Epiphone Century with Case!
The case is not the original case, but one that belonged to a newer model
All original except for the bridge I believe was changed
Ships Insured with signature required.
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1967 Epiphone Riviera E360TD 12 String XII Sunburst with Hardshell Case

1967 Epiphone Riviera E360TD 12 String XII Sunburst with Hardshell Case

El Cajon, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1967 Epiphone E360TD 12 Riviera XII
The serial number is 102064 which dates it to 1967. The body is in very good condition overall, but has some small dings, scratches, scuffs and finish checking. Someone decided to install a master volume pot on the pickguard and cut a small hole on the lower f-hole. It's pretty crazy what people did back in the day, but the hole is covered up completely by the pickguard. The pot was sticking up quite a bit and didn't really fit in the hole, so I replaced it... more
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Vintage Epiphone 1967 Thinline Granada E444T, Sunburst

Vintage Epiphone 1967 Thinline Granada E444T, Sunburst

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Here is a beautiful player, a 1967 Epiphone Granada model, this one is probably one of the best players on the market, it clearly has some modifications to make it a great gigging instrument. Lets start with the Charlie Christian pickup made by Gemini pickups, with new electronics and orange drop caps and CTS pots. The electronics and pickup were mounted to the guitar, with some routing done for the humbucker sized Christian to fit, and the bulky pickguard was removed, making this model much ... more
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1967 Epiphone Riviera XII 12 String Thinline

1967 Epiphone Riviera XII 12 String Thinline

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This Epiphone Riviera XII was made by Gibson in the USA in 1967. This guitar shows only light play wear with no structural damage. It is all original. It has been pro-setup and plays great. It weighs 8 pounds 5 6 ounces and comes with a non-original hard shell case
If you have any questions, please message us
We ship Worldwide! Message for international shipping rates.... more
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Classic 1985 Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst - Made in Japan (Matsumoto) EXC!

Classic 1985 Epiphone Casino - Vintage Sunburst - Made in Japan (Matsumoto) EXC!

Pompano Beach, Florida, 330**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1985 Epiphone Casino SB (Sunburst)
Beautiful Example - Get Back! John Lennon Vibes
Made in Japan (Matsumoto)
Serial: #5043021
Weight: 6 pounds 12 oz's
Nut: 1 68
Thickness of the Neck at the 1st Fret is .79 and .97 at the 12th
Comes w Original Case Pictured
$$ Professionally setup for optimal tone and playability Truly Stage or Studio Ready! (Including Fret Work, Intonation, Truss Rod and Action)... more
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Early 80s Epiphone Riviera Wine Red Japan Matsumoku Noel Gallagher Oasis

Early 80's Epiphone Riviera Wine Red Japan Matsumoku Noel Gallagher Oasis

Englewood, New Jersey, 076**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


If you're looking at this you probably know what this is. It's the real deal not some cheap Chinese reissue. I purchased this guitar from Ebay Uk about 8 years ago. It was very hard to find and I had to pay an arm and a leg to have it shipped here. The seller lied to me about this guitar but I'm actually going to be honest about it because that's just the way I am. I asked the seller if the frets were ok and he said they were fine. When I received the guitar the first 3 or 4 frets were worn down... more
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1966 Epiphone Riviera Cherry Sunburst - Gibson-USA Made Vintage Guitar! es-335,

1966 Epiphone Riviera Cherry Sunburst - Gibson-USA Made Vintage Guitar! es-335,

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1966 Epiphone Riviera Cherry Sunburst - Gibson-USA Made Vintage Guitar!
Great vibe on this beautiful 1966 Epiphone USA Riviera. Made in the old Gibson Kalamazoo factory right next to ES-335's, 355's etc! These Epiphone's have a slightly different flavor than their Gibson counterparts like slightly longer scale, mini-humbuckers and different branding of course, but the build quality is identical. The mini-humbuckers sound amazing as usual. This guitar is a great ... more
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1959 Hofner Committee

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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.