USA Map Guitars

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In 1982 Epiphone offered prizes for test driving one of these new America Series guitars at your neighborhood dealer. The Grand Prize was a trip to Kalamazoo – “an All-American city” – for one day, plus three days in Nashville. During this promotion, the Epiphone U.S. Map guitar was conceived.


See Also: American Series


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Models


USA Map Guitar

1982 Epiphone USA Map Guitar
1982 Epiphone USA Map Guitar
1982 Epiphone USA Map Guitar
  • 1982-1983
  • Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Body:

  • 3-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
  • Carved United States shape

Neck:

  • Set 3-piece laminated Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 2-screw truss rod cover with "Special" printed
  • Gibson-style open-book headstock with scriped "Epiphone USA" logo
  • Pearl crown inlay on headstock
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • Gibson 1959 Les Paul Reissue humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Schaller 455 wraparound tailpiece
  • Amber speed knobs

Colors:

  • Natural Mahogany



USA Map Guitar Reissue

Epiphone USA Map Guitar
Epiphone USA Map Guitar
Epiphone USA Map Guitar
Epiphone USA Map Guitar
Epiphone USA Map Guitar
Epiphone USA Map Guitar
  • 2005
  • Made in Korea
  • Based on the original 1980's Map Guitar

Body:

  • Solid mahogany body
  • Carverd United States shape

Neck:

  • Set 3-piece hard maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Clipped-ear headstock with crown inlay
  • Chrome hardware
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 Alnico Classic humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Black reflector knobs
  • Grover die-cast tuners

Colors:

  • Natural Mahogany (NA)

Includes:

  • Epiphone Gigbag



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