1961 Epiphone E452T Sorrento.
A cousin of Gibson’s ES-125, the Sorrento was introduced in 1960. Fitted with a mini humbucker as opposed to Gibson’s P90, the model was discontinued in 1970.
It is true to say that this guitar has gone through quite a few changes over its life! The pickguard has been lost and you'll notice that the pickup surround has been replaced with a wooden one. The pickup and electrics are new and there is a coil tap switch that's been added. The bridge is a modern replacement. The tailpiece might be period correct but is gold plated. The headstock too has been oversprayed and has a new logo added. The original bikini plate is missing. The tuners too are reproductions.
The sunburst finish on this guitar has weathered well and still retains its glossy finish,both front and back. The frets and fretboard are in good shape without any extreme wear. There are a few scratches here and there which isn’t surprising.
Electrically, as previously mentioned, the harness is all new utilizing CTS pots and orange drop caps. The pickup is a firebird style mini humbucker.
The guitar comes with a hardshell case.
Acoustically this guitar has a pleasantly warm tone that translates to a full sound when plugged in, the guitar running the gamut from warm neck pickup to a more honky, biting bridge pickup tone.
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