• Epiphone SQ-180 Don Everly acoustic guitar


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1986 to 2000
2002 to 2006

EPIPHONE began making the Don Everly SQ-180 (MODEL EAQ1) in 1986. The Epiphone SQ-180 was an authorised version of the 1962 Gibson Everly Brothers flat-top acoustic with its thin J-185 style body, star inlays and double tortoiseshell pickguards.  This model was  referred to in earlier catalogs as simply the SQ-180 - but when the Neil Diamond SQ-180 was introduced in 1999 they had to start calling this one Don Everly SQ-180 to differentiate it. It finally discontinued in 2006. The peghead shape and logo changed in 1989 and again in 2002 and by 2006 there was a Don Everly signature  on the peghead.

Source: Epiphone catalogs 1991 - 2002

Source: Unofficial Epiphone Wiki - SQ-models

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Finish colorsebony finish
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Body back materialmaple body back
Body sides materialmaple body sides
Body stylejumbo-style body
Body top materialspruce body top
Body width15.5 inches body width
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard
Pickguard shape2 separate pickguards, soundhole-surrounding pickguard


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersstar fingerboard position markers


Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.65 inches wide at nut
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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They started the Everly brothers version in 1986, not 2000. I own a 1991 model.