EPIPHONE SORRENTO (Single Pickup)

 
  • Epiphone Sorrento E452T (single pickup)

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1960 to 1969

The single pickup Epiphone Sorrento (E452T) was introduced in 1960. It was a hollow bodied archtop very similar in design to the Gibson ES-125TC, with one mini PAF humbucker in the neck position. A  vibrato tailpiece was an optional extra. There were several changes to this model during the 1960s. The initial E452T had dot fingerboard markers and a metal headstock logo plate. In 1962 the fingerboard inlays were changed to ovals and the headstock logo was screen printed on. In 1965 the headstock shape was elongated. This model was discontinued in 1969.

Similar models were the two pickup version - E452TD, and a short scale length version the E452T¾. Although the 2 pickup E452TD version has been reissued (in the 1990s and in 2013) the single pickup model has not yet been reissued.

Specifications (29)

General

Bindingbody binding
Finish colorsnatural finish, tan finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body back materiallaminated maple body back
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body sides materiallaminated maple body sides
Body stylearchtop
Body top materiallaminated maple body top
Body width16.25 inches body
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard, white pickguard
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes

Hardware

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

Fretboard

Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers, oval fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.68 inches wide at nut
Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Controls

Pickup selector controls1 pickup selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configurationmini-humbucker pickup

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1968$135.00excellentGregory
2007$0wreck

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