EPIPHONE CORONET (1958-1970)

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1958 to 1970

The Coronet was introduced in 1958 as a single pickup entry level version of the Crestwood model.  The pickup was an Epiphone New York unit for the first year of production but in 1959 this was changed to a P-90 pickup.

The Coronet design was changed in 1963 with the introduction of an asymmetrical body, 6 in a row batwing headstock, covered p-90 pickup.

The original Coronet had a Smooth, angled wrap-around bridge until 1961 when a compensated straight unit was introduced. From 1962 to 1966 a Maestro vibrato was optinal.

Hardware was nickel color until 1966 and from then on was chrome color.

In the 1970s manufacture of the Coronet ended when Epiphone production stopped at Kalamazoo and was moved overseas.

There was a short-lived USA Coronet model of 1990 with a similar pickup layout and matching electronics but with a two-octave rosewood fingerboard with block fingerboard markers and a reverse Explorer-style headstock. The USA Coronets came with the choice of gold hardware with stop tailpiece or black hardware with licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo.

Specifications (19)

Body

Body depth1.375 inches body depth
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

BridgeMaestro tremolo, wraparound bridge

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, pink finish, red finish, silver finish, yellow finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.68 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners, three-each-side

Electronics

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

Controls

Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1961$200.00goodBob

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