Description

Dwight guitars were made by Gibson. Which was the same model as the Epiphone, in the U.S.A. as the house brand for Sonny Shields Music in East St Louis IL, which was owned by Mr Charles Dwight Shields.

Sonny Shields Music was a pretty big music shop back in the 50’s and 60’s and they also had several Dwight guitars made by Supro (and built by Valco), although the most well known was the rebranded Epiphone Coronet, marketed between 1963 and 1968.

The Epiphone built Dwight Coronet model has Dwight on the headstock and a D on the scratchplate, similar to the E on the Epiphone models.

Epiphone guitars of this period were built by Gibson at the Kalamazoo, Michigan, and were distributed by the Chicago Musical Instrument Company (CMI).

An ex-employee of Sonny Shields says that CMI sold the rebranded Dwights to Sonny Shields by the dozen, and that there are probably lots of old Dwights sitting in basements and attics throughout Southwestern Illinois!

These guitars, while rare and unusual are still around and tend to be cheaper that the Epiphone equivalent.

Many Coronets have the 6 on one side headstock as opposed to the 3 per side style of the Dwight, which is stronger in construction, and to my mind, looks better.

Epiphone guitars of this period were generally well made (American Epiphone production ran from 1961 -69) and the Dwights counted among some of the better ones.

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Dayton Vintage Guitars And Amps

Dayton Vintage Guitars And Amps

1962
Dwight
Good
Cherry
Original Hard
14 Years
$13,989
Dayton Vintage Guitars And Amps
Michael Giallombardo
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