EPIPHONE EA-255

  • Epiphone EA-255 thinline hollow bodied electric guitar

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1976 to 1979

The Japanese made Epiphone EA-255 was introduced in 1976 - replacing the EA-250 model. The EA-255 was an ES-335 style thinline hollow body with a double cutaway, laminated walnut top. It had a bolt-on mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, multiple body bindings, adjustable precision bridge, two humbucking pickups, two each volume and tone controls, toggle switch, deluxe machine heads and gold colored hardware.

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Specifications (28)

General

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

Controls

Controls materialgold 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
Body top materiallaminate top, walnut body top
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
TailpieceFrequensator tailpiece

Fretboard

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

Neck

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

Prices (6)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2016$50wreckWill
2014$200goodCarlGreat condition, sat in a case for 30 years. I'd like to change out the pickups though, I want some growl out of the guitar.
1977$150new
2017$340wornAndy's AxedomThis girl has had a few mash-ups in her day, from a broken heel (re-glued nicely) to the walnut top cracked at the binding (re-glued as well , same accident ? ). Also has numerous nail/screw holes around the top of the body near the neck ( moving different pickguards ?). Beyond all that I bought her for her incredible playability and natural tone ! She has a full rich low end , great sustain and the higher notes just chime ! I upgraded the pickups with Wilkinson Alnico V's and she just SINGS !!! Even with all the bangs ( character ) she was worth every penny and has found a home in my stable !
1980$200good
2018$500good

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