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Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Crestwood Custom Electric Guitar wCase

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Product Description

The Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Crestwood Custom Electric Guitar is a unique instrument from Epiphone’s past that provides a historically correct Crestwood profile made from mahogany. The mahogany neck features a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid oval inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a comfortable 1960s SlimTaper. The 1962 Crestwood Custom guitar is especially eye catching with a butterfly-shaped clear pickguard with a vintage style foil ‘E’.

The Epiphone Crestwood Custom also features Epiphone Alinco Classic mini-humbuckers along with Epiphone’s top-of-the-line electronics including TopHat controls with metal inserts. Tuning is easy and accurate thanks to Wilkinson vintage style tuners with tulip buttons and a 14:1 ratio. The Crestwood comes with Epiphone’s LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and a Tremotone tremolo. The 1962 Crestwood Custom includes a period correct case and a 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity.

Original vintage Crestwoods are extremely rare and go for high dollars on the vintage market. If you can find one! This is a great opportunity to own one at an incredible price!

Product Specifications
Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Crestwood Custom Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer (Black/White)
  • Scale Length: 24.75 in.
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Oval inlays
  • Headstock: Dovewing 3-on-a-side with pearloid DOT inlay
  • Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Mini-Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Mini-Humbuckers
  • Controls: Volume - Bridge Pickup Volume - Neck Pickup Tone - Bridge Pickup Tone - Neck Pickup 3-way Toggle pickup selector
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 in.
  • Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: LockTone tune-o-matic
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Wilkinson vintage tuners with tulip buttons; 14:1 ratio
  • Pickguard: Butterfly shape; Clear and White with Vintage Foil E
  • Tailpiece: Tremotone
  • Knobs: Top hats with metal insert
  • Includes: 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity, Presentation binder with collection photo, 1962 Hard Case Reissue, Epiphone User's Manual Truss Rod Wrench Poster Bumper Sticker
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Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Chris from North Metro ATL
Overall Rating
Tremotone has already broken...
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Looks awesome, looks better than it plays. The tremotone arm, when moved down out of the way for playing, ends up jutting out over the saddles, making it difficult to palm mute the bottom couple of strings. No biggie, there are three holes in the arm, with the middle position being the factory default. I planned to just move it to the last position. Ultimately had to slide the entire arm off in order to access the nut on the bottom of the arm inside the spring, and when replacing the arm on the threaded base, the clamp broke. Cheap die cast metal. Probably not a deal-breaker. I think the screw that tightens and holds the clamp on will still hold it on, even though the clamp is now in two pieces.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
This is really a beautiful guitar. The mahogany grain shows well with no indication of where the seams are in the front; only slightly noticable from the back. The most appealing characteristic for me is the symmetrical double-cutaway. I'd probably own more of Epi's recent Wilshire offerings if the cutaways were symmetrical like the '62.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The neck is not chunky, but wider than I expected. The string spacing is the same as most of my other guitars, though, even though the neck/fretboard itself is wider. Controls are not easy to get to when the vibrato arm is moved downward out of the way.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
The pickups sound okay. I'm not a humbucker guy, but I like that these are brighter than most standard humbuckers. They're a bit brighter than the Mega'Trons on my CVT. The output is close as well. I don't have to change any amp or pedal settings when switching from the Gretsch CVT to the Crestwood.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I can't really compare it well to others, but I think it stands on its own merits.
How was the action out of the box?
It came well set up.
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