Over the years, Epiphone guitars of the 1960's have developed a folklore of their own. Built in the same factory as their Gibson equivalent models, they share many features with these guitars, although subtle design features and undeniably catchier model names such as 'Cortez' & 'Texan' have give them a cult following of their own outside of their Gibson connection.
This wonderful 1963 Epiphone Caballero is a fantastic example of a mid '60s Gibson made Epiphone acoustic. The Caballero was the Epiphone branded version of Gibsons LG-0 acoustic flat top student model. The Caballero features an all Mahogany, ladder braced construction, with a warm, bluesy tone that is ideal for finger style playing and chordal playing alike. Originally, this guitar would have featured the plastic moulded bridge used on Gibson guitars for some time in the '60s, although this has been professionally replaced with a wooden bridge. Otherwise, this guitar is in original condition, with the original three on a plate tuners and screw on celluloid pick guard.
This guitar is in very good condition, with only minor signs of play wear to the finish. The original plastic bridge has been replaced with a wooden equivalent, and there is a small repair to a crack on the back of the body which has been professionally done and is stable.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.