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Epiphone 1965 Olympic Sunburst
  • Epiphone 1965 Olympic Sunburst


    Introduced in 1960 as an entry-level guitar along the same lines as Gibson’s Melody maker, the Olympic had a makeover in 1963, aligning it with the Coronet, Wiltshire and Crestwood but retaining the narrower body depth. Available in both single and double pickup configurations, the Maestro vibrato became standard in 1965. The line was discontinued in 1970.

    Plugged in, this guitar sings. The humbucker complements the instrument so well and there is none of the expected shrillness from its positioning. The inherent sustain of the mahogany construction means this is quite the guitar. The neck is very comfortable and the light weight makes it feel like it's not even there.



    • Epiphone
    • Olympic 

    • Sunburst

    • Solid Body
    • 1965

    Made In
    • United States

    Fretboard Material
    • Rosewood

    Pickup Configuration
    • SS

    Body Material
    • Mahogany

    Neck Construction
    • Set-Neck

    Body Shape
    • Double Cutaway

    Right / Left Handed
    • Right-Handed

    Number of Strings
    • 6-String

    Neck Material
    • Mahogany

    Model Family
    • Epiphone Olympic

    Wood Top Style
    • Plain

    Bridge/Tailpiece Type
    • Wrap-Around

    Colour Family
    • Sunburst

    Finish Style
    • Gloss

    Body Type
    • Solid Body

    Offset Body
    • Yes

    Scale Length
    • 24.75"

    Number of Frets
    • 22

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