EPIPHONE EA-250

  • EPIPHONE EA-250 thinline hollow bodied electric guitar

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1971 to 1975

The Japanese made Epiphone EA-250 was introduced around 1971 - replacing the 5102T model. The EA-250 had a double cutaway, select hardwood top, rims and back, three piece adjustable neck, cherry red finish, rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, multiple body bindings, adjustable precision bridge, two pickups, two each volume and tone controls, toggle switch, deluxe machine heads and chrome plated hardware.

The Epiphone EA-250 did not have the rosewood bridge base of the 5102T model, it also had different pickups with chrome pickup covers and an optional trapeze tailpiece

Source Epiphone catalogs 1971, 1974 & unofficial epiphone wiki

Specifications (28)

General

Dimensions
41.5 × 15.75 × 2 in
Finish colorsred finish
Made inJapan
Bindingbody binding, neck binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Controls

Controls materialblack controls
Controls shapetop hat controls
Number of control knobs4 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3 selector switches
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Body

Body styleES-335 style
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TailpieceVibrato tailpiece, trapeze tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearloid fingerboard inlays
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.68 inches wide at nut
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2011$250excellent
2010$400good
2017$500excellent

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5 Comments

Epiphone EA-250

Hello!  I have an EA-250 that I Purchased New in 1971.  It has black plastic pic-up covers.  I believe it was the first year that they were made in Japan by the "M" plant. 

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Epiphone EA250

I have an ARIA g5102t  made between 1970 and 1972,the pick-ups are different but the body is the same because ARIA were making the Epiphone EA250 that are identical to mine Vibrato included.  

Aria Hollow Bodies

Thanks Denis, great guitars & photos - I'll add them to the website!