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Epiphone Howard Roberts Archtop Guitar - Used  From Other

An Epiphone design that is true to the prolific session-man Howard Roberts.


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What We Think

This is a players piece that's been around the block and is chock full of some jazz box mojo. It's got some wear on it from a past life of gigs, but if you can look past some cosmetic wear - it's a beautiful piece. Warm and rounded with bold depth and crystal clear fundamental tones, this guitar is perfect accompanyment for the soloist or jazz enthusiast. Throw some flat wounds on this to darken and dampen up the midrange and you have one great sounding players piece.

Manufacturer's Description from Other

Jazz fans should check out the Indigogo campaign currently underway to raise funds to finish a new cd and DVD honoring jazz great and Epiphone signature artist Howard Roberts. SunnySide Outalready has the enthusiastic support of dozens of Howard’s friends and fellow musicians who worked with him in the studio and on stage.

If you think you don’t know Howard’s playing, take another guess. Roberts was seemingly everywhere in the 60’s with contributions to countless hit sessions for Harry Nilsson, Sam Cooke, and the Beach Boys as well as the soundtacks to Bullit, Kelly’s Heroes, and shows like Batman, Andy Griffith, and just about everything else on television. And if you are too young to remember watching those shows after school, pop on over to the TV Land channel where you'll discover 2 out of 3 shows feature Howard's playing in the opening credits.

“He was a first call studio player including Green Acres, the Addams Family (Neat!), the Brady Bunch as well as sessions for Frank Sinatra, Elvis, The Monkees, and Chet Atkins,” recalled his son and SunnySide Out's producer, Jay.

"SunnySide Out has been a dream of mine for years, to get musicians that my Dad worked with and make an album that reflects the high caliber standards that he always brought to a project.”

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  



Laminated curly maple top, back & sides

Oval Sound hole


3-piece set maple neck

Rosewood fretboard with slotted block inlays

Epiphone clipped-ear headstock with Vine of Life inlay

Howard Roberts signature on headstock

25.5" scale

1.68" nut width


5-ply body (top), headstock & pickguard

Single-ply neck * back


1 floating mini humbucker pickup

1 Vol. 1 Tone controls


Gold hardware

Adjustable Tune-o-matic bridge on rosewood base

Custom trapeze tailpiece

Raised tortoise pickuard

Sealed die-cast tuners

Amber bell knobs


Cherry (CH)