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

Body:

  • Maple top, back & sides
  • 16" body width
  • 1.9375" body depth

Neck:

  • One-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
  • Open-book headstock (1963-1965)
  • Elongated headstock (1966-1969)
  • No headstock inlay
  • 20 frets with body meeting the neck at the 18th fret
  • Zero fret
  • Pearl column inlay on headstock
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • 1-ply body neck

Electronics:

  • Two dog-ear P90 pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 5 Tonexpressor switches
  • Slide pickup selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with ebony base
  • Trapeze tailpiece with wooden insert
  • "Caiola Model" badge on tailpiece
  • Raised white pickguard
  • Enclosed metal tuners
  • Deluxe tuners

Colors:

  • Shaded
  • Cherry



Caiola Custom

Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom Headstock
Epiphone Caiola Custom
Epiphone Caiola Custom Headstock
  • 1963-1969

Body:

  • Maple top, back & sides
  • 16" body width
  • 1.9375" body depth

Neck:

  • One-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • Open-book headstock (1963-1965)
  • Elongated headstock (1966-1969)
  • 20 frets with body meeting the neck at the 18th fret
  • Zero fret
  • Pearl column inlay on headstock
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • 7-ply body
  • 1-ply neck
  • 5-ply pickguard

Electronics:

  • Two mini humbucker pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 5 Tonexpressor switches
  • Slide pickup selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with ebony base
  • Trapeze tailpiece with wooden insert
  • "Caiola Model" badge on tailpiece
  • Raised tortoise pickguard
  • Enclosed metal tuners
  • Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Shaded
  • Walnut
  • Cherry



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