Epiphone / El Dorado / 1968 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
Gibson bought Epiphone in 1957, and moved it to the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1960. Epiphones were then built in the Gibson factory from 1960 - 1969 until being transferred to Japan in early 1970. So buying a 60's Epiphone gets you a USA made, Gibson produced guitar. The El Dorado is a deluxe model, featuring diamond fingerboard and headstock inlays, a bound neck and multi bound back and sides. It's the equivalent to a Gibson Hummingbird or Country Western, only at a more affordable price. This example has that iconic 60's Gibson / Epiphone sound, a deep bass with balanced mids and trebles. The cherry sunburst top is still vibrant, and the guitar is in good but played condition with several scuffs and dings, but no cracks or repairs. The action is good and it's a dream to play with a slim, fast neck.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.