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EPIPHONE | CATALOGS | 1966 GUITARS, BASSES & AMPLIFIERS

1966 Epiphone full line catalog

Showing the entire range of electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amplifiers, banjos and mandolin

1966 Epiphone full line catalog, front cover
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 2 - Epiphone Emperor, Sheraton, Broadway, Caiola Custom and Caiola Standard
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 3 - Epiphone Riviera, Howard Roberts, Howard Roberts Custom, Sorrento, Casino, Century, and Granada
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 4 - Epiphone Crestwood, Wilshire, Coronet and Olympic models
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 5 - Epiphone Embassy, Newport and Rivoli basses, Riviera and Wilshire 12 strings
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 6 - Epiphone Panorama, Maxima and Embassy amplifiers
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 7 - Epiphone Constellation, Futura, Ensign, Regent, Electra, Comet and Pacemaker amplifiers
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 8 - Epiphone Excellente, Frontier, El Dorado, Texan, Cortez, Caballero and Troubadour
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 9 - Epiphone Banjos and 12-string acoustics
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 10 - Epiphone Barcelone, Espana, Classic, Seville, Entrada and Madrid classic acoustics
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 11 - Epiphone Emperor, Deluxe, Howard Roberts, Triumph and Zenith archtop acoustic guitars
1966 Epiphone full line catalog page 12, back cover
 

The 1966 Epiphone catalog was the last to be produced under the ownership of CMI, and the last to feature guitars built in the legendary Gibson Kalamazoo plant in Michigan USA. Production did continue a little longer but was moved to Japan, with completely new guitar designs from 1969.

This catalog features the following guitars, basses and amplifiers:

Electric guitars:

Emperor
Sheraton
Broadway
Caiola
Riviera
Howard Roberts
Sorrento
Casino
Century
Granada
Crestwood
Wilshire
Coronet
Olympic
Riviera 12
Wilshire 12

Acoustic guitars:

Excellente
Frontier
El Dorado
Texan
Cortez
Caballero
Troubadour
Serenader
Folkster
Bard

Basses:

Embassy
Newport
Rivoli

Amplifiers:

Panorama
Maxima
Embassy
Constellation
Futura
Ensign
Regent
Electra
Comet
Pacemaker

A number of other advertisements/brochures were produced by CMI in 1965/1966 with artwork by the same Canadian artist, Neil Boyle. These include the 1966 Kalamazoo brochure, Gibson Feel the Excitement leaflet and a number of print adverts featuring Trini Lopez, Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith and Kenny Burrell.


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2022 Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Cherry Finish w / OHSC

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San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintageaxe Original 1960s Gibson ES-330 or Epiphone Casino P-90 Pickups Covers

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Epiphone 1963 Firebird V Electric Guitar Silver Mist BROKEN

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Pre Owned Vintage 1965 Epiphone Olympic Black With Gig Bag

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Santa Monica, California, 904**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2999

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You want a vintage piece that is exceptionally simple to rock? Behold this Epiphone Olympic!  It's in the only color you need it to be in, which is Black   It's quite the find in this condition
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Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335  With Original Case

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 With Original Case

Bogalusa, Louisiana, 704**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$649

This Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 is the perfect electric guitar for any right-handed player. With a beautiful red body color and 6-string configuration, this guitar is sure to impress. It is a 2022 model year and was manufactured in China.

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Epiphone Triumph Cutaway 1961 Kalamazoo, USA made by GlBSON

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Gibson had bought the Epiphone Company in about 1957, and for some years continued to make Epi models in Kalamazoo that very closely resembled the older ones from New York, perhaps the main difference being the addition of the Gibson truss rod, which was far superior to that previously used by Epiphone. This Triumph Regent (cutaway) was made in 1961 and has survived in close to new condition for over 60 years. There is minor finish checking, which is pretty much a hallmark of Gibsons of this ... more
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Epiphone Pathfinder Tube  Amplifier 1960s

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Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado 1960??s vintage usa made

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recent refret- adjustable saddle filled and bone intonated saddle installed. plays and sounds great with low action. Had a bridge doctor installed behind the bridge that left a hole. could be filled- Doesn??t need the bridge doctor anymore. Neck angle is good. no belly -finish is worn or sanded off partly- i think it must have been a different color at one time. replacement tuners . good project but plays and sounds great as is . no finish on back of neck- but it??s smooth- several repaired ... more
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Vintage Epiphone Rivoli EA-65 Bass Amplifier 1962-1963

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$1800

Vintage Epiphone Bass Amplifier from the early 1960s
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Tube Circuit. My understanding is the "Photon Circuit" is a built in compressor .so this thing maybe fun on electric guitar. I've had it in the studio for 16 years and it's only been used on pedal steel .which it sounds amazing on
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Vintage 1960s Nickel Gibson Patent Number PAF Mini Humbucker Epiphone Sheraton!

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Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Vintage 1960s Nickel Gibson Patent Number PAF Mini Humbucker Epiphone Sheraton.

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Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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2023 Epiphone Inspired by Gibson 1963 Firebird V Electric Guitar w /  Hard Case

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Used 2022 Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1962 ES-335 Sixties Cherry

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Specs: Layered maple body with layered maple cap; mahogany rounded "C" neck; Indian laurel fingerboard; 22 frets; 12" fingerboard radius; 24 75" scale length; 1 69" nut width; Graph Tech nut; tune-o-matic bridge and Maestro vibrola. Sixties Cherry finish. Original hard shell case and case candy included
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Vintage Epiphone Kalamazoo EC100 Seville Classical Guitar 1960??s Gibson

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The fine item you are considering is a Vintage Epiphone Kalamazoo EC100 Seville Classical Guitar 1960??s Gibson. This neat vintage USA made Epiphone, made in the 1960??s when Gibson was making Epiphones, is in overall excellent condition, with great tone and great action. The guitar does show a few scuffs in a few areas and a slight bit of wood veneer missing off one side of the top of the headstock (see photos) but these issues are barely worth mentioning, and the guitar has really survived its... 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

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$3500

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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Vintage 1961 Epiphone USA FT30 Caballero Acoustic Mahogany!

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Vintage Epiphone 1967 Thinline Granada E444T, Sunburst

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1972 Fender PrecisionA detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. 1972 list price, $307.50. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. This example, then, shows a model already two decades old, but barely changed since the '57 revamp. Fender got it right first time around, and although there are numerous minor cosmetic differences, the essence of this bass is effectively the same as it was in '52: a simple, single pickup instrument with a GREAT sound. Check out the demo video through an old Ampeg B15. It's no wonder this is the bass that everybody wants!

1967 Vox Stroller

1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

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.