For sale is this ultra rare example of a 1963 Epiphone Olympic made by Gibson. The standard model bridge was constructed around a ‘wraparound’ string installation and the guitar was also offered with a Maestro Vibrola bridge. Plastic enclosed strip tuners. Epiphone Olympic Double Pelham Blue 1966. In fact the Olympic, and the very similar Olympic Special don't represent just one guitar - the design changed (somewhat confusingly) several times over the nine years of production, though the basic specifications did not. - It's been a pleasure doing business with you! This is a great player, all original except the tuners. The two superb examples shown below come from 1961 and 1963 respectively, before changing again in late 1963. A number of different guitars in Epiphone's history have been referred to as the Olympic. This is a great player, all original except the tuners. No binding. Plastic enclosed strip tuners. Of course there were several variants in specification, with single (SB722) and dual (SB722D) pickups, with and without a vibrola, and (between 1960 and 1963) 3/4 scale (SB722 3/4) student models, just like the Gibson Melody Makers - though the Gibson student model remained in production right through the decade. Epiphone Olympic Electric Guitar >> Vintage Guitar and Bass 3 / 4 short scale . Same holes were used Overall, This has some checking, play wear thru out the edges but plays great and sounds great. Assign a Menu; They never made many of these. Plastic enclosed strip tuners. Not sure if case is original. Early models had a double sided headstock, changing around late 1963 to the Epiphone batwing one-sided headstock. Basically it was 30 hours from London to my house in Arizona. Cherry, Sunburst and custom colours: Sunset Yellow, California Coral, Pacific Blue. The neck joined the body at the 12th fret, making access to the highest notes quite tricky. The Epiphone Olympic Double was originally designed in a very similar fashion to the Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut and was later redeveloped with a new and more futuristic body shape to more closely match the company’s Coronet and Wilshire solid bodies in 1963. Need the value of your guitar? The three on a side tuners are the original Klusons and the headstock profile is much more like Gibson. Metal offset bridge with optional vibrola tailpiece. For the rest of the decade, the Olympic kept the same familiar 'Epiphone' body style of the rest of the solid body series, though the Olympic special did change cutaway shape everso subtley. The best place in the UK to buy American vintage guitars of the 50s and 60s: Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Fender & more, with quality, value and integrity. The model number was SB722D and the original list price was $147.50. PS Thanks again for all your help in getting me this guitar. Very nice condition guitar. The Epiphone Guitar Company (which was bought out by Gibson in 1957) produced some of the best sounding and highest quality solid body guitars (and basses) throughout the 1960’s. 1 volume and 1 tone controls. Thanks again for all the personal service, it was a pleasure doing business with you. One of the few made with the full size double cutaway asymetrical body and before they went to the batwing style headstock you frequently see. One of the few made with the full size double cutaway asymetrical body and before they went to the batwing style headstock you frequently see. Symmetrical double cutaway mahogany body in sunburst finish, Set mahogany neck with 22 fret rosewood fingerboard and pearloid dot inlays, Wraparound tailpiece with moulded string saddle and adjustable posts, Melody Maker style headstock with Epiphone logo and black truss rod cover, 2 x Epiphone single coil pickups with black covers, 2 x Volume 2 x Tone controls in gold with cream coloured p/up selector switch. Free shipping. The Epiphone Olympic Double was originally designed in a very similar fashion to the Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cut and was later redeveloped with a new and more futuristic body shape to more closely match the company’s Coronet and Wilshire solid bodies in 1963. Single Coil Pickup in the Bridge Position and a Great Looking Vintage 2-Tone Sunburst Finish. Vintage Epiphone 1965 Olympic Special Double Cutaway Electric Guitar, USED EPIPHONE 1967 OLYMPIC DOUBLE ELECTRIC GUITAR, 1965 Epiphone Olympic Bat Wing Guitar And Case, Ultra Rare 1963 Vintage Epiphone Olympic Electric Guitar * Excellent Condition *, 1963 EPIPHONE OLYMPIC Electric Guitar Vintage Melody Maker (PD2029209), RARE !! This is a great Epiphone Olympic Special. Disagree with something written above? 3 / 4 short scale . For 42 years old it is in great shape, it's just like the one I had as a kid. Note how much further forward on the body the bridge is in this second version. Tonally, this guitar can cover a lot of sonic ground with its twin single coils and we found everything from smooth jazz tones to blues rock/hard rock and even country flavours when we first plugged in.

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