• Epiphone Century E442T, hollow body electric guitar
    Epiphone Century E442T


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Dates of manufacture: 

1958 to 1969

The Epiphone Century E422T model was introduced in 1958 following Gibson's purchase of the Epiphone company (although the Century model had been around since 1939). It was a thinline hollow bodied electric. As with other Epiphone electrics, the peghead style changed over the course of the 1960s: in 1961 the plate was removed from the headstock. The pickup was also changed in 1961 from the NY humbucker pickup to a P-90 and the pickguard color changed from tortoiseshell to white. A three-quarter sized Century was also available from 1961 to 1967.

Epiphone described the P-90 equipped Century model as follows in their 1960 catalog:

"Fine tone, full range response, and easy-playing action distinguish the Century, a thin-body Epiphone with adjustable pole piece pickup. The sensitive pickup provides plenty of volume and wide tonal colorings, easily regulated with separate tone and volume controls. Full auditorium size in non-cutaway style, made with laminated arched maple top and back with matching maple rims and ivoroid binding. Fast-action mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. Nickel-plated tailpiece and metal parts.
16.375” wide, 20.25” long, 1.875” thin 25.5” scale. 20 frets"

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Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelEpiphone New York pickup(s), Gibson P-90 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 pickup


Finish colorsamber finish, red finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Bindingwhite binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Body width16.375 inches body
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard


Bridgerosewood bridge
Hardware colornickel hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece


Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Neck width1.68 inches wide at nut
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

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