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NGD 1960 Epiphone coronet rare transition model

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HI from the UK. I recently found and purchased this 1960 Epiphone coronet here in London. Hidden behind a few guitars on stands was this thing of beauty. A bit of research later and a chat with Mat from Gibson and it turns out this one is a very rare transitional model between the 59 style with the New York pickup and the later rounded edge body shape and the p90. This one even has the original factory filled screw holes for a New York pickguard but a clean p90 rout and the thicker less rounded 59 body shape. It has a lovely chunky D shape neck. Sadly it suffered a headstock break at some point but everything else is original and sounds great. Speaking with Gibson is turns out this is one of only 2-3 known to exist in this spec. Fantastic guitar

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IMMUSICRULZ

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Cool Epiphone guitar, but shouldn’t this be in The Cool Non-Gibson guitars forum?
 
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Cool Epiphone guitar, but shouldn’t this be in The Cool Non-Gibson guitars forum?
I popped it in here as the description was

"The Topic area for discussions about other Gibsons... The ES Series, Carved Tops, Explorers, Flying Vs, Firebirds, Futuras, Acoustics, SGs and Epiphones that were made in the Gibson factory [c. 1958-1968]"
 
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