The Olympic model has, at various times, been the student model in the Epiphone range. Initially introduced as a rather plain looking arch top in the 1930s, the 50's & '60s saw a reintroduction and drastic redesign after the companies acquisition Gibson, combining the unique style of other Epiphone models like the Crestwood and Wilshere with the stripped back feature set of the Gibson Melody Maker. This 1967 Epiphone Olympic is a wonderful example of this model, and in incredibly good condition.
Featuring a Mahogany body and set neck construction, the Olympic is lightweight and extremely comfortable to play. The body is fitted with a single coil pickup identical to the one featured in the Melody Maker Gibson guitars, with plenty of chime and crystal clear top end. This guitar has a couple of features unique to these later Olympics, with the distinctive bat-wing Epiphone headstock that was introduced in 1965, and the Maestro Vibrato introduced as standard on Olympic models in the same year.
This guitar is in excellent condition, with barely any signs of play wear to speak of. It is internally and externally original, with the original finish, electronics, single coil pickup and all hardware being present and correct.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.