NAMM has descended on Music City USA, home of Epiphone, the House of Stathopoulo, and the new convention center in Nashville is teeming with guitars, gear, and gadgets. There's never shortage of talent on hand as well to show off that gear. We caught Manhattan native Raye Zaragoza (www.rayemusic.com
) playing an Epiphone AJ-220
and entertaining the crowds of onlookers gathered to check out great finds like the Ltd Ed. 1962 50th Anniversary Crestwood
The 50th Anniversary "1962" Crestwood Custom Outfit has a historically correct Crestwood profile made from mahogany with a beautiful Cherry color finish. The mahogany neck features a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid oval inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets, and a 1960s SlipTaper™. The pickguard is especially eye catching with a butterfly-shaped clear guard with a vintage style foil “E”. Original vintage Crestwoods are extremely rare and go for as much a $6,000 on the vintage market. If you can find one!
The reissue Epiphone Tremotone™ tremolo bar was carefully redesigned and retooled to function and look exactly like the original but with subtle improvements to ensure that your Tremotone™ will last much longer than vintage models. The Crestwood Custom Outfit comes with a period-correct hard case and a 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity and is available in a beautiful Cherry finish. Sold? We are. It's a stunning instrument.
Stay tuned for more updates. And remember, Epiphone's 140th anniversary party
is right around the corner, too!