Gibson built this Epiphone Olympic in their Kalamazoo factory right around the time The Beatles broke in America. This version of the Olympic is a solidbody electric guitar based on the Melody Maker with plenty of added Epiphone flair. Check out the slab mahogany body with unique outline and heavily rounded edge, the batwing headstock, full access neck joint, and the radio style control knobs. This one is all original but for the replacement handle on the original Maestro Vibrola unit.

Have you ever seen a case like this powder blue hardshell with the lucite handle? The handle is the same type used on Gibson amplifiers around this time, so it must be correct. The potentiometers are stamped 6428 for the 28th week of 1964. You can see the silver epsilon “e” still intact on the pickguard. This is an exceptionally clean guitar with just a little edge wear on the lower bout and a few scattered dings highlighted in the photos. Original frets with hardly any wear. The neck joint is rock solid with no movement, never broken or repaired.

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LIMITED WARRANTY: For your peace of mind, Original Vintage Guitars, LLC (“we,” “us” or “our”) offers the Buyer (“you” or “your”) a 48-hour approval period on all instruments shipped within the USA. From the time of delivery, you have 48 hours in which to inspect the instrument and verify its condition to your satisfaction. If your expectations are not met, notify us by e-mail within the 48-hour approval period and we will authorize a return. Return shipping and insurance costs are your responsibility. The instrument must be returned to us unmodified, in the same condition it was received. Your failure to notify us within the 48-hour approval period window constitutes full and final acceptance of the instrument “as-is, where-is.” In person purchases are final. Sales within the state of Florida are subject to state and county sales tax. For vintage amplifiers, if a speaker cone or tube is damaged in transit, we will arrange for and cover the cost of speaker reconing and replace broken tubes with like parts. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method or by check at our sole discretion, less any payment fees or shipping costs. In no event are we liable for consequential or special damages or for transportation, installation, adjustment or other expenses which may arise in conjunction with the instruments or parts. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.