The return of a rare Epiphone Classic
The 50th Anniversary "1962" Crestwood Custom Outfit
has a historically correct Crestwood profile made from mahogany with a
beautiful Cherry color finish. The mahogany neck features a rosewood
fingerboard with pearloid oval inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a
1960s SlipTaper™. The pickguard is especially eye catching with a
butterfly-shaped clear guard with a vintage style foil “E”. Original
vintage Crestwoods are extremely rare and go for as much a $6,000 on the
vintage market. If you can find one!
The reissue Epiphone Tremotone™ tremolo bar was carefully redesigned
and retooled to function and look exactly like the original but with
subtle improvements to ensure that your Tremotone™ will last much longer
than vintage models. The Crestwood Custom Outfit comes with a
period-correct hard case and a 1962 Collection Certificate of
Authenticity and is available in a beautiful Cherry finish.
In 1962, Epiphone had been part of the Gibson family of instruments for
5 years. The swing era was in the past and rock and roll—for a brief
time—seemed like the past, too. Epiphone had already released great
original instruments in those short 5 years including (future) Beatle
favorites the Casino and Texan. But 1962 was the year that
Epiphone truly distinguished itself with a line of unique instruments
that firmly established its independence. Old models were improved and
new models were more distinctive than ever. Epiphone was ready. But what
was coming next?
Visitors to the 1962 NAMM show saw an Epiphone line that was fully
revitalized with an eye to the future. And that future was coming faster
than anybody knew. In two short years, the British Invasion would bring
back rock and roll in a big way and would also introduce electric blues
to new audiences in the U.S. and Europe. Epiphone’s 1962 releases
kicked off an era during which Epiphone would became a favorite for a
wide range of artists including Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee
Hooker, and The Hollies. Add The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to that
mix and you can see why the ‘60s became Epiphone’s second great era.
Just like today, artists loved Epiphone’s unique designs, great sound,
and long history of affordable quality.
The 1962 Collection is a long overdue look back at those instruments that put Epiphone back on the guitar map to stay.
All of the “1962” Collection instruments feature a “1962” Collection
Certificate of Authenticity and a Presentation Binder with collection
photos. And most importantly, the “1962” Collection comes with
Epiphone’s unbeatable Lifetime Guarantee with Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer
Service. Relive Epiphone’s past but with the unbeatable quality and
trust that comes with all new Epiphone instruments. Collect all the
Epiphone Ltd. Ed. “1962” Collection instruments today.
Neck Shape1960s SlimTaper™
Truss Rod Coverblack, Kalamazoo style bell shape
Bindingtop and back (1-layer, white)
FingerboardRosewood with pearloid oval inlays
Frets22, medium jumbo
HeadstockDovewing 3-on-a-side w/60s era Epipohone logo in pearloid
Neck PickupEpiphone Alnico Classic mini-humbucker
Bridge PickupEpiphone Alnico Classic mini-humbucker
Controls-Volume, neck pickup
-Volume, bridge pickup
-Tone, neck pickup
-Tone, bridge pickup
-3-way toggle pickup selector
BridgeLocktone™ Tune-o-matic with Tremotone™ tremelo
Machine HeadsWilkinson™ Vintage with Tulip buttons; 14:1 Ratio
PickguardButterfly shape, clear and white with vintage foil "E"
Knobblack Top Hats with metal inserts
Includes-1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity
-Presentation Binder with Collection Photo
-Reissue 1962 style hard case
-Epiphone User's Manual
-Truss Rod Wrench
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46