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Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Sorrento Electric Guitar with Case, Natural

Strap on this authentic replica of the '62 Sorrento, and hear why hollowbody guitars sound even better with Gibson USA mini humbuckers. (5) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Gibson USA mini-humbuckers Bright, focused tone; vintage vibe
Wraparound trapeze tailpiece Period-correct, original-design tailpiece
Wilkinson vintage-style tuners High gear ratio for ultra-stable tuning
Fully hollow body Single tone chamber, resonant and alive sound

Product Description

Looking for a unique hollowbody guitar? Look no further than the Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Sorrento Electric Guitar! Like the Casino, the limited edition 1962 Sorrento reissue is a completely hollow design that makes for a lightweight guitar with a wide range of tones. Gibson USA mini humbuckers and Tune-o-Matic floating bridge with original classic Trapeze tailpiece offers a unique combination of tones and classic looks.

Features:

- Laminated Maple top and body
- Mahogany neck with a 1960s SlimTaper profile and a 20 fret rosewood fingerboard
- Historically accurate binding and tortoise style pickguard
- Gibson USA mini humbuckers
- Tun-o-Matic floating bridge has a rosewood bridge base with a classic Trapeze tailpiece
- CTS potentiometers, a 1/4 inch non rotating output jack, and gold Top Hat controls
- Wilkinson Vintage Style machine heads with small buttons and a 14:1 tuning ratio
- Comes with a period correct hard case and 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity

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- Top Material: Laminated maple
- Body Material: Laminated maple
- Neck Material: mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper
- Neck Joint: Glued-In
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Truss Rod Cover: 2-Layer (Black/White)
- Scale Length: 24.75 inches
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with "pearloid" Dot inlays
- Headstock: Dovewing 3-on-a-side with vintage metal Epiphone logo badge
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker
- Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker
- Controls:
- Volume - Bridge Pickup
- Volume - Neck Pickup
- Tone - Bridge Pickup
- Tone - Neck Pickup
- 3-way Toggle pickup selector
- Body Binding: Top and Back - 1 layer (white)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12 inches
- Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic on floating Rosewood bridge base
- Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Wilkinson Vintage with Small Plastic Buttons; 14:1 ratio
- Pickguard: Imitation Tortiose with Vintage Foil E
- Tailpiece: 1962 Trapeze Reissue
- Knobs: Gold top hats with metal insert
- Other: Period Correct Blue rectangular serial number label
- Includes:
- 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity
- Presentation binder with collection photo
- 1962 Hard Case Reissue
- Epiphone User's Manual
- Truss Rod Wrench
- Poster
- Bumper Sticker
- Warranty Information
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 20 x 7 in
Royal Olive
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 20 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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Sound: Sound is where this box shines. The maple body and mini-humbuckers are a great match. The sound varies from deep and rich rhythm to sharp-edged lead. And you can get than cool jazz "raindrop" sound that only a hollow body provides.It also provides all the feedback only a full hollow body can provide - this is no joke. If you face your amp or speakers it is going to howl at even moderate volume. Feature: This is a reproduction of the '62 Sorrento, right down to the metal Epiphone logo plate on the headstock, and the headstock is a separate piece of wood just like the original. There are no modern toys like coil-splitting. The bridge is of the old "floating" type - it's held against the top of the body by string tension alone. If you aren't used to this you should Google it to learn how to do things like change strings and set intonation: you actually physically move the bridge on the top of the guitar.It has the usual two volume/two tone knob set up, but the knobs themselves and the pots under them are not of the best quality. This is something you might want to upgrade.The rosewood fingerboard and old-school white oval tuners are period correct, as is the angled scratch plate. Ease of Use: It works like a guitar - what else is there to say? The fingering is a bit more stiff than a solid body like a Les Paul of a Strat, but that's to be expected of a hollow body with this type of bridge and trapeze tail. You might get a little smoother by filing the nut, or just replacing it (it's plastic).It comes with a case that is light gray and has an older-style Epiphone logo on it, but it isn't period correct. But it's a nice case that would cost $100 retail. Quality: Overall the quality is very good. There was a loose pot under the treble volume knob that took some gentle tightening. The fret ends are a tad rougher than the finish on my Epi LP.THE PLASTIC "GOLD HAT" KNOBS ARE ATROCIOUS AND SHOULD BE REPLACED!Time will tell about the construction of the two-piece headstock and the laminated maple body. It's all in the glue they used. Value: I'd say this is a great value for $600. Manufacturer Support: Never had any reason to contact them. The Wow Factor: It's damn pretty! I got the natural finish rather than the slightly more expensive "olive sunburst". The binding around the top looks like real binding and not just paint. The finish is smooth but not the kind of deep gloss a Gibson would have. Fit an finish are overall very good - just a few little things like those fret ends and that loose pot.This is a $600 guitar, but a very good one. If the craftsmanship is really an issue then it's worth spending the extra thousand bucks on the Real Deal - except there is no real deal in this case since the Sorrento hasn't been made since the late 1960s and only about 3,000 were ever sold. Overall: For a while now Gibson's overseas division Epiphone have been making quality guitars at a very reasonable price. Part of the price is they don't have to deal with U.S. regulations on things like imported wood. Part of it is they are exploiting low-cost labor in countries like Indonesia and China. And a part of the low price is the sometimes less-than top quality components.However, Epiphone have for several years been releasing foreign-made guitars with real Gibson USA pickups. My first Epiphone was the first-year Nighthawk reissue (with the ebony fingerboard) made in Indonesia, and I was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship. My second was the Les Paul Tribute with Gibson pickups, switches, and pots. Again the quality was excellent, although there was an issue with the mounting of one pickup that I fixed in a few minutes. Other than that, and a bit of staining on the fingers from the "rosewood" fingerboard, it's tough to tell the difference from a real LP, especially given this model has no body chambers and no belly scarf.So when I saw the '62 Sorrento for $600 w/case I pulled the trigger. I'm not disappointed. The Indonesian build is very good, and the Gibson mini-humbuckers are excellent.
Style of Music: Mid-Western Reggae
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Overall: I wasn't planning on purchasing an electric guitar any time soon. Then I saw this one by chance and had to investigate. It was the appearance that got my attention but when I saw zZounds had a blemished model for $529. I couldn't help myself. I just love translucent vintage yellow over maple plus that amazing 1962 Sorrento body style. I also realized only 1962 guitars in this model will be produced. I actually wanted a Gibson ES 175 ever since I borrowed a friend's for a couple days 10 years ago. But who am I kidding? I will never have $4000. to get one. I also checked out the Ibanez Artcore single cutaway hollow bodies but nothing really jumped out at me. There are not many guitars of this style out there actually. Especially for under a grand! So if you've ever wanted a Florentine style guitar you should grab one of these now. There were 2 blemished models when I bought mine and the other one sold the next day too. Other sites I checked were also selling out. By the way, I have yet to find the supposed blemish on this beautiful guitar. I believe it may have been purchased and restocked but I see no scratch, ding or defect whatever. This guitar is awesome. I took it over to a friends last night and he was equally stunned by it's beauty. But looks matter little when you plug an electric guitar. How nice could a $529. hollow body guitar play and sound though. When I first tuned it unplugged it was acoustically loud and alive in my hands. I immediately found some new Chuck Berry style licks that my hands just went to. I was pickin' and grinnin' immediately. There was a slight buzz, but I was able to adjust it out with the floating bridge in a minutes time. The action was a little low at first but the neck and fretwork were very comfortable with nothing weird,uncomfortable or cheap feeling. The Wilkinson tuners are also precise, solid and smooth. No clicks or pops or slop like cheap tuners. You can feel the quality in the tuners and floating bridge which is so nice. Plugged in was a problem though. I can't seem to put it back in it's case! I don't want to stop playing it. It is so much fun and feels so good I'm in heaven. Lightweight, resonant. Has the best electric clean sound ever but of course that's what you want it to sound like before you crank it up!! Final word; I don't think you could find more guitar for the price. I don't think you would be any happier spending 5 times as much. There is nothing cheap about the way it feels, looks or sounds. I love it. GET ONE.
Style of Music: rock, country and classical fingerstyle
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