for the vintage freak in all of us


Here’s something cool for the vintage freak in all of us. Today I had this beauty in the studio for some detail photography. It’s a 1964 Coronet on loan from our friends at Chicago Music Exchange in the rare “Silver Fox” finish.


A white grain filler was used and then covered in a “green-ish” clear back in ’64 to get this desired effect… and is quite difficult to reproduce today. But we have the guy who can do it! (hint, hint)


4 Responses to “for the vintage freak in all of us”

  1. October 8, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Oh my Science!

    My dad had an Epiphone Coronet before he died in 2004, although it wasn’t in the silver fox finish (it was the natural red finish). I remember playing it before all his guitars were sold to cover his funeral costs, and it was my favorite to play out of his collection (which included a Mosrite Combo, Washburn Chicago Series, an Alvarez 5055 jumbo acoustic, and at one point a Gretsch Country Gentleman).

    You guys should really do a reissue of the Coronet!!

  2. 2 David
    October 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Yes, another wilshire-like guitar, this time with a single dog-ear p90 pickup, and an interesting finish… But what about these amplifiers you keep intermittently posting about that sweetwater is always only a few days from getting into stock, the valve senior and valve junior hotrod? We all know that epiphone had some neat stuff way back when, but it’s starting to feel like that which does not exist yet may never exist…

  3. 3 serviceguitarrepair
    December 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    This is a very cool guitar in a very cool finish. A good customer of mine, Ron from the band The Supersuckers has one and I keep it up for him

  4. 4 Cosmitron
    February 22, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve bought a ’64 one last month. Plugging this Coronet in my tube amp change my life. I really enjoy what Epiphone’s doing with the ‘kalamazoo’ €pi solidbodies reissues. I’m definitely longing to see what your “guy” will do and if there will be more of those 60s Ri. Wilshires, Coronets, Olympics, Crestwood… “When good enough is not enough”

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