This is a vintage 1964 Epiphone Coronet with a very rare Silver Fox finish. Without a doubt one of the coolest colors Gibson ever put on a guitar, the Silver Fox color is actually a dark transparent green with silver grain filler underneath which creates an absolutely unique combination. This particular example, serial number 246919, is in excellent 100% all original condition with NO breaks, NO cracks, NO repairs, and NO modifications. This beautifully intact example is in well-preserved condition and is a vintage custom-color Gibson guitar for the wise investor and smart player.
As previously mentioned, this guitar is a no issues example, with no excuses and no stories. It is 100% original, and features: a “batwing” headstock profile, the original P-90 pickup with the original nickel cover, the original short Maestro vibrato with plastic arm tip (like that on an SG or Firebird), the original chrome wrap-around tailpiece, the original “e” logo pickguard, original barrel knobs, the original single-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, and all original hardware.
Importantly, this guitar features pre-’65 appointments, including: a 1 11/16″ nut width, nickel hardware, factory large frets, and ’64 CTS pots (137 642x). While the majority of batwing Coronets appear with the smaller, less desirable, nut width and all chrome hardware, this version is much better for both the average player and enthusiast.
The finish is perfectly intact, with no fading or discoloration. With only the most minimal of weather-checking, the finish is still very crisp and sheen. There is not much evidence of playing wear, however, there are signs of poor care. For instance; while the guitar does not exhibit arm wear or belt buckle wear, there are sporadic visible dings around the edges of the body and headstock: consistent with cosmetic wear caused by those not familiar with basic guitar care. Aside from these minimal dings, there is no real body wear.
The chrome hardware (Maestro) is still extremely vibrant and shiny, while the nickel hardware (P-90 pickup cover, wrap-around bridge, Kluson tuners) display light oxidation.
The guitar plays and sounds incredible. Most similar to a Gibson SG Jr. The thin body shape with a single P-90 is simple, yet effective. Les Paul Jr.s, SG Jr.s, and Epi Coronets have always been in demand due to their straight-forward design approach and great reliable tone.
The neck is perfectly straight, the frets display light wear on the first two, and the action is super low all the way up the neck. The guitar weighs 6 lbs. 2 oz. (with the Maestro apparatus attached) and 5 lbs. 14 oz. without it. The guitar comes with a non-original hard case that fits snugly.