Here we have a bit of an oddity from Epiphone; a 1970s Japanese made ET-290 in honeyburst finish. This model came from a time when Epiphone had moved much of its production to the Matsumoku plant in Japan, where several “new” models were being produced under the Epiphone label. In actuality, many of these models were existing Japanese designs that were simply given an Epiphone label. This piece, however, is a throwback to an earlier, genuine Epiphone design; the Crestwood. This piece is based off of that general design, and features a bolt-on neck and two humbuckers with a dedicated tone and volume knob for each. After a deep-clean and set-up from our in-house tech, this guitar wonderfully and looks sharp with its figured hardwood body. The neck is tin and fast, and the action is set medium-low for very comfortable playing. The sound is massive from the humbuckers, with a screaming bridge and a deep and warm neck. Condition wise, this guitar is very clean, aside from a chip at the neck pocket, some clouding around the pick-guard, and a dent in the neck pick-up cover.This guitar is a unique and beautiful piece, and is a great option for someone looking for a vintage axe that won’t break the bank. Ships in a gig-bag.
Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz.
Nut width: 1 9/16”
8/10 (excellent condition) c.1970s Made in Japan
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