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Epiphone Excellente

Sonny James' Epiphone Excellente
 

The Epiphone Excellente was the Fanciest flattop Gibson made in the 1960s, and (with its Brazilian rosewood square-shouldered dreadnought body) to some ears it was Gibson’s best. But in its seven-year life span, from late ’63 until the last ones were shipped in ’70, only 141 Excellentes were sold. We almost found out; the Excellente […]

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Epiphone Excellente

Sonny James' Epiphone Excellente
 

The Epiphone Excellente was the Fanciest flattop Gibson made in the 1960s, and (with its Brazilian rosewood square-shouldered dreadnought body) to some ears it was Gibson’s best. But in its seven-year life span, from late ’63 until the last ones were shipped in ’70, only 141 Excellentes were sold. We almost found out; the Excellente […]

Posted in Classic Instruments | Comments closed