Epiphone Crestwood

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Crestwood, Crestwood Custom, Crestwood DeLuxe
Manufacturer Epiphone
Period 1958 - 1970
Construction
Body type Solid
Neck joint Set
Scale 24.75"
Woods
Body Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood or Ebony
Hardware
Bridge Tune-o-matic with Stop tailpiece optional vibrato
Pickup(s) Two New Yorker pickups, two mini humbuckers, three minihumbuckers
Colors available
Polaris white, Cherry red, Various Sunbursts and custom finishes

The Epiphone Crestwood was a solidbody electric guitar launched in 1958 and discontinued in 1970. After Epiphone discontinued the Crestwood, a number of re-issues and replicas has been available from different companies.

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The Crestwood was launched in 1958 by Epiphone. The guitar was a double cutaway solidbody construction in mahogany with dual New Yorker pickups, three-on-a-side headstock and a pickguard with the Epiphone logo. In late 1959 the guitar was renamed the Crestwood Custom and the body's edges were rounded off and the pickguard got a different design. In 1961 the New Yorker pickups were replaced with minihumbuckers, the dot markers were replaced with oval markers and the pickguard lost its Epiphone logo. By 1963 the body got a slightly longer upper horn, a six on-a-side headstock and the gold plating were replaced with nickel plating. Epiphone also launched the Crestwood DeLuxe which can easily be described as a three pickup version of the Crestwood Custom, it also featured an ebony fretboard with block inlays. The Crestwood DeLuxe was discontinued in 1969 and the Crestwood Custom the year after.

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