Epiphone Guitar/Mandolin Serial Number Decoder - GuitarInsite www.guitarinsite.nl. Rare Epiphone Elitist Series Byrdland Natural Semi Hollow Guitar w/ Case Japan. Elitist Riviera 12-String(Click for a close-up) Elitist EB3(Click for a close-up) Elitist Thunderbird(Click for a close-up) The Epiphone Elitist Series of guitars and basses features classic Epiphone/Gibson models with upscale specifications not typically found on imported guitars. It is made in Japan. Most of the parts were made in Japan but some parts were made in other countries, including the USA and Germany. Epiphone were originally an independent manufacturer, making very good quality instruments. Electric Guitar. The Elitist series was discontinued in 2008, with the exception of the Casino model. This short lived series was discontinued in 1993, after only 42 Emperor's were made. A special factory is devoted to the manufacture of Epiphone Elitist Guitars where they receive a high degree of hands-on luthier attention. Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by sheedbg, Jan 29, 2009. No fret wear and no dings, dents or scratches that I could find but this is a pre-owned guitar that looks new. You can check out an excerpt below, and read the full review here. The Elitist series was discontinued in 2008. There was also a solid selection of Gibson-inspired models like the Les Paul and SG , new archtops like the Howard Roberts Fusio , and a revival of the Sheraton . www.epiphone.com. You know it’s a Gibson if there is the letter “A” preceding the serial number found on the label of a hollow body model. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Epaminondas dies in 1943 and the business is continued by his two sons Orpheus "The Epiphone and Gibson companies were fierce rivals in the Thirties, constantly trying to outdo each other’s designs. Imperial Series and Elitist "During the mid 1990s Epiphone released a series called the Imperial Series. Guitar Aficionado have just posted a review of the brand new Epiphone Elitist Series 1965 Casino. Elitist series guitars approach custom shop perfection. These guitars cost more than twice as much as a standard Epiphone guitar. Pre-Owned. It sounded a bit inconsistent to me except for the fact he is a major Gibson and Epiphone dealer. This auction is for a 2008 Epiphone Elitist '63 ES-335 Dot guitar built at the Terada Plant in Japan. Epiphone Elitist Series Elitist 1965 Casino Natural Used Overall this is in very good condition. Our eBayID is eastislandcrew.We are music instruments store in Japan. The Elite Series are instruments that approach custom shop perfection. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom is, without a doubt, the most popular guitars that Epiphone has in their lineup. Several minor scratch/mark can be seen. From Japan. C $2,479.07. Apr 3, 2020 - Epiphone Elitist Series '65 Casino guitar advertisement 2003 ad print #Epiphone Seller: jag_jones (187) 100%, Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Ships to: CA, US, Item: 282251741219 Epiphone Elite Elitist '63 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar Excellent Condition. I've owned this guitar since new and it has had very little playing time. By 1988, the Epiphone listed a new PR Series of square-shouldered acoustics along with an interpretation of Gibson's J-180, several classical guitars, a banjo, and a mandolin. The "House of Stathopoulo" has played a central role in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s; from swing era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B, and early rock n' roll; and from the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. You'll love the lightweight and comfortable neck of the Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino. Member. Epiphone Elitist Series. Standard Epiphone and Gibson guitars have an open-book headstock, but Elitist models have a more curved style dating back to the Epiphone Masterbilt series of guitars. The Epiphone Masterbilt series – the very name is a riff on Gibson’s Mastertone and Master Model instruments – made its debut in 1931, with the De Luxe at the top of the line. epiphone elitist series Epiphone Elite/Elitist 1963 ES-335 Dot Electric Guitar With HSCIn 2004 Epiphone introduced a series of acoustic guitars named Masterbilt after a line of guitars of the 1930s, which are built in the same factory. The Elitist guitars were made to very high specifications. Gearhead; Posts: 1386; Epiphone Elitist Series « … Pre-Owned. The Elitist Series was made at the Terada and Fuji-gen factories in Japan. Anyone have any experience with these, or can recommend a good year/model, etc ? These were remakes of the classic Epiphone archtops of the 1930s and '40s. Messages: 64. The best elitist was great but not as good as that '72 but was better than most of the other gibsons. These guitars cost more than twice as much as Standard Epiphone guitars. Jan 29, 2009 #1. sheedbg Supporting Member. The worst of the elitists were in the bottom 2 or 3 gibsons I've owned. The Elitist series. Identifying Gibson instruments by serial number is tricky at best and downright impossible in some cases. EPIPHONE Electric Guitar LES PAUL SPECIAL II (EPJ008405) Pre-Owned. Epiphone "Elitist" series - Feedback ? 2010 Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino: This guitar is super clean and ready to play. Epiphone Elitist J-200 Epiphone Elitist J-200. This guitar belongs to Epiphone's Elitist series, whose are made in Japan by assembling USA-made parts; and that's why it sounds like a true Gibson. Production year: 2006 Weight: 2.98kg Serial number: T604698 Accessories: Hard Case, pipe wrench Please feel free to ask us about the details. They were taken over by Gibson, and simply rebranded as “Epiphone” … so they were Gibsons, at whatever level of quality Gibson made them. Sterling30. The Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar has it all: rich, smooth tone, sustain and versatility. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Jul 15, 2020 - Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Epiphone Elitist Series Les Paul Standard Plus guitar ad 2005 advertisement 2B at the best online prices at eBay! Philthy. Free shipping for many products! The name Epiphone evokes both history and the spirit of invention.. I've owned 2 of them and they are as good or better than any gibson i've played. • The Elite series started in 2002, and was later relabeled to Elitist (in 2004 I guess) - so it is unlikely that this is a guitar from 2001 if it is a genuine Elitist model. Author Topic: Epiphone Elitist Series (Read 1271 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. The De Luxe and other Masterbilt models underwent major redesigns in 1935. From 1958 to 1961, Gibson branded guitars used a different numbering series than Epiphone. Originally called the Elite Series, Epiphone was forced to change the name because of a conflict with an Ovation line of guitars already bearing the Elite moniker.. This product is no longer manufactured. During the early 1990s Epiphone released a series called the Imperial Series. Review And Demo Of 2006 Epiphone Elitist Guitar Complete With Close-Ups And Playing Samples This model represents the Paul legacy with distinction. Joined: Jul 13, 2007. In 2004 Epiphone introduced a series of acoustic guitars named Masterbilt after a line of guitars of the 1930s, which are built in the same factory. A better comparison is the japanese Tokais. The Instrument. The Elite series are guitars that approach custom shop perfection. Guitar Stories: Dylan Rose of Archer talks about his Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom. Epiphone Elitist Series. Epiphone Elitist Riviera Elitist Riviera, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Epiphone in the Riviera series. Each instrument was hand made in the Fujigen Workshop in Japan. C $4,857.69. … Elistist guitars are crafted with premium woods, fitted with American pickups and circuitry -- even American-made toggle switches and Grover tuners. The Elite series musical instruments are made with premium woods, fitted with American pickups and circuitry — even American-made toggle switches and Grover tuners. Sterling30. Imperial Series and Elitist. Beginning with A1000 in 1958, this series goes to A4999 in 1961. He said that Gibson was reconsidering the whole line and that the Epiphone China series were selling much better and something that it was too close to Gibson custom shop quality. Elitist 1963 ES-335 Dot guitar built at the Terada and Fuji-gen factories in Japan brand new Epiphone Series! 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