Epiphone Inspired by 1966 Century Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
Epiphone presents the new Inspired by '1966' Century electric guitar, a faithful reissue of the classic thinline all-hollowbody archtop featuring the new Epiphone P-90 PRO™ single-coil pickup.
- Historic All-hollowbody Thinline Archtop
- New P-90 PRO™ single coil pickup
- Wilkinson® Vintage 3-in-a-row machine heads with plastic Ivory buttons
- Aged Gloss Vintage Sunburst Finish
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Historic Epiphone Century Story
In Epiphone history, the 'Century' name goes all the way back to the 1930s big band era, when the 'House of Stathopoulo' was making some of the best archtops ever made. When Epiphone merged with Gibson and moved its productions to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1957, the Century was reborn as a popular thinline archtop, similar to a Casino or a '335' but with a slightly smaller body and a single P-90 pickup.
A Modern Archtop Inspired by '1966'
The new Epiphone Inspired by '1966' Century hollowbody thinline archtop revives the mid 60s design prized by collectors for their comfortable, lightweight body with neck joint at the 14th fret and warm, woody tone. The Laminated Maple body features a Maple top and both the top and back have Ivory coloured single layer binding. The Mahogany neck has a Rounded 'C' shape and a 24.75 inch scale with a simple but elegant Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid 'Dot' inlays, 20 medium frets, and an original nylon nut. A 1960s era Replica Blue Soundhole Label can be seen through the upper f-hole. The white and black layered pickguard has a classic 60s era 'E'.
New P-90 PRO™ Pickup
The Epiphone Inspired by '1966' Century is powered by the new single coil P-90 PRO™ pickup, recognised around the world as the most versatile and expressive single coil pickup available. Just like original P-90s, the Epiphone P-90 PRO™ is an extremely sensitive pickup that easily bends to a player's unique touch. With its distinctive growl and wide tonal range, it's great for rock and roll, pop, jazz, country, or anything you want to throw at it.
The P-90 PRO™ features 18% Nickel Silver covers designed and tooled from the ground up with new bobbins manufactured to historic dimensions, Elektrisola magnet wire, sand cast Alnico V magnets, and pole shoes manufactured using correct alloy. And for you sticklers to detail, Epiphone P-90 PROs™ also have tin plated brass base plates like those used on 50s and 60s era Gibson P-90 pickups. Controls are simple Master and Tone knobs.
The Epiphone Inspired by '1966' Century includes legendary Wilkinson® Vintage 3-in-a-row machine heads with plastic Ivory buttons with a 14:1 tuning ratio that are mounted on a Historic Sloped Dovewing headstock with a gold 'Epiphone' logo. The dual action truss rod has 60s era black 'Bullet' cover with a Vintage 'E' in white. The floating adjustable Rosewood bridge is supported by a traditional 'Trapeze' style tailpiece. The '1966' Century comes strung at the factory with D'Addario strings.
Epiphone Inspired by 1966 Century Specifications
Finish: Aged Gloss
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Top: Laminated Maple
Body: Laminated Maple
Neck Profile: Rounded 'C' shape
Pickup: Epiphone P-90 PRO™
Control: Master Volume & Master Tone
Output Jack: 1/4 inch
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover: Black PVC 'Bullet', 2-layer, Vintage 'E' in White
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Fingerboard Inly: Pearloid 'Dots'
Headstock: Historic Sloped Dovewing with gold 'Epiphone' logo
Machine Heads: Wilkinson® Vintage 3-in-a-row with plastic Ivory buttons, 14:1 ratio
Frets: 20 Medium
Nut Width: 1.65 inch (42mm)
Scale Length: 24.75 inch
Strings: D'Addario 10-46
Bridge: Floating Adjustable, Rosewood
Tailpiece: Historic Epiphone Trapeze
Body Top - 1-Layer
Body Back – 1-Layer
Fingerboard – None
Headstock - None
'F' holes - None
Pickguard: White PVC with foil 'E', 3-layer (White/Black/White)
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