Coronet Guitars

1962 Epiphone Coronet

Color: Cherry, Rating: 9.25, Sold (ID# 00018)
Call to Inquire: (818) 222-4113

With one P-90 pickup with a hot 8.26k output, this featherweight guitar weighs in at just 5.50 lbs., even though it has a solid mahogany body. The one-piece mahogany neck has a rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and pearl dot inlays. Three-in-a-row Kluson Deluxe tuners with white plastic buttons. The scale length is a standard Gibson 24 3/4 inches and the nut width is 1 11/16 inches. Three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard with silver and black embossed "E." Two controls (one volume, one tone) with black plastic bell-shape knobs with metal tops. This is a superb near mint, unfaded, and totally original example (with the pickguard untouched) of this very "rare bird" and is housed in its original gray and black softshell case with blue felt lining (8.50). The best example we have ever seen!

This somewhat rare version of the Coronet was only made between 1960 and 1963 and, with a price tag in 1961 of $132.00, it was just 50 cents cheaper than its cousin, the Les Paul Junior. Not only is this great guitar similar to the early 60s Les Paul Junior in looks, but with its single P-90 pickup, which rests right up against the combined bridge/tailpiece, it actually sounds like one too...

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