Description

1961 Coronet - Epiphone Kalamazoo's Version Of The Les Paul SG Junior.
1961 Epiphone Coronet SB-533.
This lightweight guitar weighs in at just 5.80 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Double-cut solid mahogany 'slab' body with two rounded horns. One-piece mahogany neck with a very fast medium-to-thin profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with gold silk-screened "Epiphone" script logo. Three-layer, black over white plastic dome -shaped truss-rod cover with two screws. Serial number impressed into the back of the headstock in black. Three-in-a-row single-line Kluson Deluxe strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. Single P-90 pickup with black plastic cover (stamped on the underside "UC 450-1 / 2") with a very strong output of 8.16k. Three-layer, white over black plastic pickguard with Epiphone silver 'epsilon' (a little faded) and four screws. Two controls (one volume, one tone) on the lower treble bout. Black plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. The pots are stamped "134 929" and "134 6023" (Centralab July 1959 and June 1960). Wrap-over stud bar bridge and Epiphone 'Maestro Vibrola' tailpiece (stamped on the underside "VMB-1-2 12810") with flat metal arm. This fine little Epiphone Kalamazoo version of the Gibson Les Paul SG Junior is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition with just some fine finish checking, a small amount of belt-buckle scarring on the back (nothing through the finish) and a few small and fairly insignificant surface marks on the sides and top. The cherry color is rich and unfaded and the original frets show very little sign of wear. A wonderful looking, playing and sounding example of this rare bird. Housed in its original Epiphone three-latch shaped tan softshell case with brown felt lining (8.50). (#1746).

Year Condition Color Case
1961 Near Mint Cherry Original Soft

$4,250

Fretted Americana
David Brass
818-222-4113
Calabasas, CA
11:48 AM
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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