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Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

This Epiphone John Lennon model was favoured by a number of prominent British guitarists during the early-mid 1960s, notably Keith Richards and three members of the Beatles. While both Paul McCartney and George Harrison had personal Casinos, John Lennon’s 1965 model is better known, especially in its stripped-down form.

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Price: $2500 CAD
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Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard Archtop Electric Sunburst, 1965

Built from 1964 to 1970, the Epiphone Howard Roberts Standard takes cues from very early Gibson archtops – specifically, the oval sound hole on an arched Spruce top. Apparently, 290 of these guitars were made, from introduction until Epiphone construction was moved out of Kalamazoo and sent overseas.At his peak, Howard Roberts was at the top of the session world, for a time doing nine hundred sessions a year.There were two versions of the Epiphone Howard Roberts – the Custom and Standard.

Vintage
Price: $4750 CAD
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Epiphone Granada E444T Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 1965

Epiphone Granada E444T Thinline Archtop Sunburst, 1965

The Epiphone Granada E444T is much like the Gibson ES-125T, and was built in the Gibson Kalamazoo plant from 1962 to 1970. A non-cutaway thinline archtop, the Granada E444T has a large plastic plate that mounts the controls and a Melody Maker style single coil pickup. The sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish has faded nicely, and there is natural checking around the instrument. There are a few small dings and scratches on the back, but otherwise it is in good condition.

Vintage
Price: $1550 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 2004

❌ SOLD ❌ Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard Sunburst, 2004

The Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard was built from 2003 to 2009, though there were earlier models under the ‘Epiphone Elite’ name. However, it turned out that Ovation was already using the ‘Elite’ name. These guitars were built by Fuju-Gen at Matsumoto, Japan for Gibson, as the high end of the Epiphone line. They use US made hardware and top quality woods. The fit and finish are top quality.

Used
Price: $1000 CAD

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Sold! Epiphone Riviera Style E360TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry, 1969

Sold!  Epiphone Riviera Style E360TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry, 1969

Introduced in 1962, the Epiphone Riviera followed the new Gibson Thinline design of thin archtop with a center block. The Riviera was a relatively plain model, with two small humbuckers and a Frequensator split trapeze or Vibrola tailpiece. It was built until 1970, when the Norlin management shifted Epiphone production to Japan. The full designation for the model is Epiphone Style E360 Riviera, and in this case it is an E360TDC for Thin, Dual Pickup, Cherry finish.

Vintage
Price: $4250 CAD

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Sold! Gibson ES-330 TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry Red, 1970-1972

Sold!  Gibson ES-330 TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry Red, 1970-1972

The Gibson ES-330 is a fully hollow but thin bodied archtop model, available with one or two pickups, in sunburst, natural, cherry or walnut finishes. The example here is an ES-330 TDC – Thinline, Dual Pickup, Cherry finish. Typical of Gibson thinline electrics, the body is a Maple laminate. The neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $3250 CAD

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