The Epiphone Crestwood was the higher-end counterpart to the Wilshire and the Coronet. The Crestwood’s development mirrors that of these other two models in many ways. In 1961 the pickups were switched from Epiphone New York pickups to mini-humbuckers. In 1963, all three solidbody models were updated with a new asymmetrical body and 6-on-a-side headstock.
This is an almost original Epiphone Crestwood Custom from 1966, built in Kalamazoo Michigan USA, long before production moved offshore to Japan. Everything is as it came from the factory apart from a beautiful pro refret and bone nut installation done recently in Sydney. This was a no brainer as the original frets were worn and creating compromises. The new frets now gives this mid 60s classic a new lease of life, most deserving for such a classic instrument now just waiting to be played.
One piece mahogany double cutaway body
Cherry finish in good condition
One piece mahogany set neck
Bound Brazillian rosewood fingerboard with oval pearl inlays
Two mini humbucker pickups
2 x volume & 2 x tone controls
Epi logo trapeze plate
6 in-line Kluson machine heads
3 ply white pickguard
1 11/16 “ wide at the nut
Weight is 6.1 lbs
This Epi Crestwood has a great full feeling neck, it has two powerful sounding mini humbucking pickups, a solid mahogany body, and a great low action. It is a featherweight 6.1 lbs on the scales so it is lively and resonant, even when not plugged in. All over, a fine vintage instrument in excellent condition.
Comes in non original black tolex hard case in new condition.