Vintage Epiphone Electric Guitar & Bass Guitar!
It’s obvious really.
Once you see an Epiphone Scroll, you’ll understand where the name comes from.
Epiphone's Scroll was made for Epiphone by the Japanese maker Matsumoku and was available from 1976 to 1979.
Offered during an era when Epiphone wasn’t making its own products, the Scroll isn’t based on any other model offered by Gibson, Epiphone or any other makers.
It’s something unique.
Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the Scroll is something of its own.
You could say it demands a bit of attention, and that’s something any good guitar player would want to do, isn’t it?
Obviously named for the scrolly, curly-Q thing on the top bout, Epiphone's Scroll was available in four models.
All had the scroll bout and featured German carving around the edges of the top.
The Scroll SC-350, SC-450 and SC-550 all also featured two humbucking pickups and a mahogany body.
The SC-350 had a bolt-on mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays.
It had chrome hardware as well as a volume knob, a tone knob and a three-way switch.
The SC-450 had a set three-piece neck and was available with an optional Leo Quann-style bridge instead of the standard stop-bar/tailpiece bridge.
For something different, the posh SC-550 had an ebony fingerboard with block inlays and gold hardware, giving it an upgraded look.
To round out the offering, a Scroll bass was also offered.
But how does the Scroll play? And how does it sound?
Would you be surprised to hear that it plays and sounds better than a Les Paul or an SG -- both more expensive and more well-known guitars?
Truthfully, that surprises us a bit too, but more than one reviewer has been bold enough to say just that.
Some people swear by these nice little Scrolls, still sometimes available on the used market.
Most players who are interested in a Scroll, however, will be looking for that distinctive scroll body.
It wouldn’t surprise us to find players buying this model for the body shape, then altering it to create the sound they want.
Not many guitars look like this one.
Obviously, that scroll appeals to you if you’ve read this far, so why not start your search for Epiphone's Scroll of your dreams now.
Not looking means certain failure.
Looking is the only way to find an Epiphone Scroll that will bring a distinctive new conversation piece to your gig bag of tricks.
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Bought this guitar in 1980 for a very reasonable price (approx. 400 dutch guilders). Shop owner couldn't sell it for the original price because "it was …
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