Any idea which model Epi this is, olympic standard?

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Came across this cool Epi probably some kind of Japanese olympic. Always loved the simplicity of the DC melody makers, olympics etc

Anyone know the model and a rough idea of their value?

Thanks



 

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Potentially a modified Scroll? Is it a set neck or bolt on?
 
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:eek: this guitar has a double chin

Otherwise, sorry I can't be more helpful :oops:
 

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Is there any signs that it was refinished, particularly around the upper/bass side cutaway?

She's a beauty either way. It definitely looks like an altered SC/Scroll series but the finish looks original...
 

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Is there any signs that it was refinished, particularly around the upper/bass side cutaway?

She's a beauty either way. It definitely looks like an altered SC/Scroll series but the finish looks original...
Think it's all original except for the pots , I found another on ebay in a natural finish. As far as I can see it's original finish and shape, listed at 3.75Kg too so a decent weight not too light or too heavy.

Epiphone were making all the Crestwoods, ET's etc at the Japanese Matsumoku factory in the late 70's early 80's so just need to seek out the catalogue for the actual model. I've seen it around somewhere because I've always been a fan of the Crestwood and Corents Epi were making

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192419470611

 

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Thanks Brian , I saw one with a Bigsby and assumed they'd just added it aftermarket.

Olympic (Japan)

Models:

  • Olympic
  • Olympic Custom
Body:

  • Double cutaway
  • Maple body
  • Deep German carve
Neck:

  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 3-screw center-dip truss cover
  • 24 frets
Electronics:

  • Two humbucker pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone control
  • 3-way selector switch
Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable wraparound bridge
  • Optional tune-o-matic bridge with tremolo tailpiece (Olympic Custom)
  • Die-cast tunerss
  • Black speed knobs with pointers
Colors:

  • Blonde
  • Walnut
 

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I owned one of these many years ago. Nice axe, but remarkably neck-heavy. Very similar to a Westbury Performer (also a Matsumoku product). I believe the scale length is 25.5".
 
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