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Epiphone Broadway Elitist Sunburst Hollow Body - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Rare and desirable jazz box from Epiphone's famed Terada factory period!

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Killer!  Players revere these Elitist models that came out of Japan for a limited period in the 00s for good reason--this comes dangerously close to a L-5.  Feel, fit and finish, and tone are everything you could want out of a big ol' archtop for Jazz, Country, Swing, and on and on--Wes Montgomery in the neck, Merle Travis in the bridge.  Our luthier performed a full dress on the original frets as well as an overall setup to maximize comfortable, perfectly intonated playability.  Don't miss out on this one, folks--we're not likely to see one of these again!

Condition: Used, Good

 

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

The Broadway has been part of the Epiphone catalog since 1931 when founder Epi Stathopoulo introduced the Masterbilt Archtop Collection. Inspired by his father Anastasios who founded the original company as the House of Stathopoulo, Epi was determined to make great sounding instruments with quality materials that were affordable to working musicians—a model that Epiphone still follows today. The original Epiphone showroom on West 14th Street in Lower Manhattan was open to the leading guitarists of the day like Les Paul and George Van Eps who all played a part in inspiring and shaping the modern Broadway. And today, the Epiphone showroom in Nashville still hosts the world’s top guitarists like Billboard Jazz chart topper Nick Colionne who performs with his Epiphone Broadway at jazz festivals around the world.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

Serial Number: T504281

Year: 2008

Body Material: Laminated Maple

Top Material: Select Spruce

Neck Material: Hard Maple

Neck Shape: SlimTaper™; C-Profile

Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck

Scale Length: 25.50"

Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro with "block and triangle" mother-of-pearl & abalone inlays

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Binding: Multi – Headstock, Multi – Body, Multi – Fingerboard, Single - F holes

Nut Width: 1.68"

Hardware: Gold

Headstock: Large Clipped Ear with Mother-of-Pearl "Vine" Inlay

Machine Heads: Grover® Rotomatic™ ; 18:1 ratio

Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic™ Humbucker

Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic™ Humbucker

Controls: 2- Volume, 2- Tone

Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle

Bridge: Adjustable Floating; Pau Ferro

Tailpiece: Frequensator™ Split Trapeze

Pickguard: Multi-bound Imitation "Tortoise" 

**Upgraded wiring harness and knobs, originals included in case