condition: good make / manufacturer: Epiphone model name / number: Sc-550
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This is a rare and really neat Epiphone guitar. The Matsumoku company manufactured the EPIPHONE SC-550 in Japan from 1976 to 1979. It has some very unique features that is not typically found on Epiphone or Gibson style guitars.
This guitar features an All Maple neck and body with a German carve to the top and upper horn scroll design. Guitar has an ebony fretboard with pearl block inlays. 25 1/2" scale (longer than typical epiphone) and 24 frets.
1-11/16"width nut with a very fast neck (faster playing than an SG, way thinner/faster than a Les Paul). The pickups are pretty hot, but sound great to my ears. Perhaps these pickups with the longer scale length and maple body lead to a very articulate sound. Controls are 1vol, 1tone, 3-way pickup selector, and coil tap switch. Badass-style wrap-around tailpiece and grove style tuners. Has Schaller strap buttons installed. Comes with non-original HSC- very nice fully functioning SKB Case that was slightly modified by the previous owner to fit the shape of this unique guitar.
I believe this guitar is in VG condition. I have tried to capture any minor dings on the guitar in the photographs. The most noticeable to me are two dings on each side of the neck at about the 12th fret. Also, the volume pot could probably use to be replaced. It works fine, but if you push it past 10 it can cause the sound to cut out. It is a cheap and easy fix, or you can just be mindful of how you use the volume. The guitar has some great flaming and birdseye figuring in the maple.
I really like this guitar, but have to sell it to cover some unexpected bills. No trades and the price is firm. Thank you!
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