Caiola

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Al Caiola

This was the signature model of Jazz guitarist Al Caiola. The Al Caiola was renamed the Al Caiola Custom, when the Al Caiola Standard was launched in 1966

Al Caiola (born Alexander Emil Caiola, September 7, 1920, Jersey City, New Jersey) is a guitarist who plays jazz, country, rock, western, and pop music. He has been both a studio musician and stage performer. He has recorded over fifty albums and has worked with some of the biggest stars of the 20th Century, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett. During World War II Caiola played with the United States Marine Corps 5th Marine Division Band that also included Bob Crosby. Caiola served in the Battle of Iwo Jima as a stretcher bearer.


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Models


Caiola Standard

Epiphone Caiola Standard
Epiphone Caiola Standard
  • 1966-1969
  • Two dog-ear P90 pickups
  • Maple top, back & sides
  • Single-ply bound top & neck
  • One-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
  • 20 frets with body meeting the neck at the 18th fret
  • Elongated headstock with no inlay
  • Tune-o-matic bridge on posts with Caiola bail-type tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • Raised tortoise pickguard
  • Enclosed metal tuners
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 5 Tonexpressor switches
  • Slide pickup selector switch
  • 16" body width
  • 1.9375" body depth
  • 25.5" scale

Colors:

  • Shaded
  • Cherry



Caiola Custom

Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom Headstock
  • 1963-1969
  • Two mini humbucker pickups
  • Maple top, back & sides
  • Multi-ply bound top
  • Single-ply bound neck
  • One-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • 20 frets with body meeting the neck at the 18th fret
  • Zero fret
  • Pearl column inlay on headstock
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with ebony base
  • Caiola bail-type tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • Raised tortoise pickguard
  • Enclosed metal tuners
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 5 Tonexpressor switches
  • Slide pickup selector switch
  • 16" body width
  • 1.9375" body depth
  • 25.5" scale

Headstock:

  • Open-book headstock 1963-1965
  • Elongated headstock 1966-1969

Colors:

  • Shaded (Sunburst)
  • Walnut
  • Cherry



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