RARE UK BOUTIQUE LUTHIER BUILT EPIPHONE CRESTWOOD DELUXE TRIBUTE
This was hand made by Coley Guitars(Wales) by James Cole.
More Photos here
https://photos.app.goo.gl/N5BViLgUsn5Jcqgi8 JC Photos
Built to a very high standard using top end materials.
Brazilian mahogany 1 piece body.
Body 1 3/8" 35mm
Belly carve & rounded edges.
Finish is Nitrocellulose Translucent Cardinal Red like the original 60’s model.
Cuban mahogany neck with a gorgeous volute.
Ebony Madagascar Fingerboard 24.75
Genuine Bone 43mm nut
Genuine MOP block inlays
Bound neck (single ply).
Original style large batwing headstock
Bound headstock(3 ply) with inlaid Coley logo
Grover 406C6 Rotomatic Mini 6 in Line Self Locking tuners
SHED Mini Humbuckers.( by legendary Welsh man Spence)
2x Volume 2x tone Two tone controls.
CTS pots & Switchcraft 3 way selector
Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge.
3 ply custom made pickguard.
Top quality Ric. Knobs
Genuine USA B5 Bigbsy
Custom Hiscox case Included!
Weight 7lb 12oz on my crappy scales
A conversion to hard tail was professionally reversed back to bigsby.
Only noticeable under close inspection.
Heres some more info
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 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.
The Crestwood Deluxe corresponds to the Gibson SG Custom in the sales line and were priced exactly the same at $455 (Oct 1966) yet over the production period, the SG outsold the Crestwood Deluxe 7:1 and as a result only approx 219 were made between ’63 and ’67. They were offered in the catalogue up until ’69 but sales were almost insignificant after 1967.
Sad to sell this but I have far too many guitars!
So apart from the marks on pics its VGC!!
It is pro set -up with 10-46 with action less then 2.5 mm at fret XII.