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Epiphone Crestwood
1963-69 Epiphone Crestwood Custom Headstock
Epiphone Crestwood
Epiphone Crestwood Deluxe Headstock

The Gibson-made Epiphone Crestwood Custom was Epiphone's top of the line in solid-body guitars. Nicely made by Gibson and regarded as great playing and sounding instruments.

The Epiphone solid-body guitars were all made at Gibson's Kalamazoo factory and could be directly correlated to the Gibson SG range, sharing many features such as hardware, pickup configurations, body and neck woods, construction and controls. The Crestwood Deluxe corresponds to the Gibson SG Custom. They were both similarly priced at $455 in Oct 1966.


The Olympic, Crestwood, Coronet and Wilshire guitars are often confused with the ET-Series, which were a Japanese-made amalgamation of the older, American-made Epiphone body shapes and designs.


Contents

Models


Crestwood

Epiphone Crestwood
1959 Epiphone Crestwood
  • 1958-1959

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Symmetrical slab body with squared edges
  • 1 3/4" body depth

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 3 tuners per-side headstock with metal logo plate
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 New York pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Asymmetrical pickguard with "E" logo
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece
  • White control knobs

Colors:

  • Sunburst



Crestwood Custom

Epiphone Crestwood Custom
1959-1960 Epiphone Crestwood Custom
Epiphone Crestwood Custom
1960-1961 Epiphone Crestwood Custom
Epiphone Crestwood Custom
1961-1962 Epiphone Crestwood Custom
Epiphone Crestwood
1965 Epiphone Crestwood Custom
Epiphone Crestwood
1967 Epiphone Crestwood Custom
  • 1959-1969

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Symmetrical body (1959-1962)
  • Asymmetrical body (1963-1969)

Neck:

  • Set one-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid oval inlays
  • Dot inlays (1959-1960)
  • Pearl oval inlays (1961-1969)
  • Open-book headstock with 3x3 tuners (1959-1962)
  • Batwing headstock with 6 in-a-row tuners (1963-1969)
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • No binding (1959-1962)
  • Single-ply neck (1963-1969)

Electronics:

  • 2 New York pickups (1959-1960)
  • 2 Mini-humbuckers (1961-1969)
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold plated hardware (1959-1962)
  • Nickel hardware (1963-1969)
  • Symmetrical pickguard with "E" logo (1959-1962)
  • Asymmetrical pickguard with no "E" logo (1963-1969)
  • NY-style knobs (1959-1960)
  • Reflector knobs (1961-1969)
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with Epiphone Tremtone vibrato

Colors:

  • Cherry
  • Black
  • White
  • Sunset Yellow
  • California Coral
  • Pacific Blue



Crestwood Deluxe

Epiphone Crestwood
Epiphone Crestwood Deluxe
  • 1963-1969

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Offset double cutaway body

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with block inlays
  • Batwing headstock with 6-on-a-side tuners

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck
  • 3-ply headstock

Electronics:

  • 3 mini-humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Asymmetrical pickguard
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with Tremtone vibrato tailpiece
  • Black reflector knobs

Colors:

  • Cherry
  • White
  • Black
  • Sunset Yellow
  • California Coral
  • Pacific Blue



Crestwood II

Epiphone Crestwood II
1982 Epiphone Crestwood II
  • 1982-1985

Body:

  • Solid alder body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Batwing headstock
  • 22 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • 2 humbucking pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • Coil-tap mini toggle

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style tremolo
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Red (RE)



1962 Crestwood Custom Reissue

Epiphone Crestwood II
Epiphone 1962 Crestwood Reissue
Epiphone Crestwood II
Epiphone 1962 Crestwood Reissue
Epiphone Crestwood II
Epiphone 1962 Crestwood Reissue
  • Model SB332
  • 2013
  • Limited Run of 1,962 pieces

Body:

  • Mahogany Body

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany Neck with 60's SlimTaper Profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with oval Pearloid Inlays
  • 22 Medium-Jumbo Frets
  • 12" Fingerboard Radius
  • Dovewing Headstock with Pearloid Dot Inlay
  • 24.75" Scale Lenth
  • 1.68" Nut Width

Electronics:

  • Epiphone Alnico Classic Mini-Humbucker Pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • 3-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • Butterfly shaped clear & white Pickguard
  • Tremotone Tailpiece
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
  • 14:1 ratio Wilkinson Vintage Tuners with Tulip Buttons
  • Reflector knobs

Colors

  • Cherry (CH)

Includes

  • 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Binder with Collection Photo
  • 1962 Reissue Hard Case



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