An Epiphone Classic Returns
The 50th Anniversary "1962" Sorrento Outfit features a laminated maple top and body, a mahogany neck with a 1960s SlipTaper™ profile, a rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, 20 medium jumbo frets, historically accurate binding, a tortoise style pickguard, and Gibson USA mini-humbuckers. Like the Casino, the Sorrento is a completely hollow design that makes for a lightweight guitar with a wide range of tones. The “1962” Sorrento comes with a period-correct hard case and a 1962 Collection Certificate of Authenticity. Look for the Ltd. Ed. Sorrento in two beautiful color finishes, Natural and Royal Olive.
In 1962, Epiphone had been part of the Gibson family of instruments for 5 years. The swing era was in the past and rock and roll—for a brief time—seemed like the past, too. Epiphone had already released great original instruments in those short 5 years including (future) Beatle favorites the Casino and Texan. But 1962 was the year that Epiphone truly distinguished itself with a line of unique instruments that firmly established its independence. Old models were improved and new models were more distinctive than ever. Epiphone was ready. But what was coming next?
Visitors to the 1962 NAMM show saw an Epiphone line that was fully revitalized with an eye to the future. And that future was coming faster than anybody knew. In two short years, the British Invasion would bring back rock and roll in a big way and would also introduce electric blues to new audiences in the U.S. and Europe. Epiphone’s 1962 releases kicked off an era during which Epiphone would became a favorite for a wide range of artists including Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, and The Hollies. Add The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to that mix and you can see why the ‘60s became Epiphone’s second great era. Just like today, artists loved Epiphone’s unique designs, great sound, and long history of affordable quality.
The 1962 Collection is a long overdue look back at those instruments that put Epiphone back on the guitar map to stay.
All of the “1962” Collection instruments feature a “1962” Collection Certificate of Authenticity and a Presentation Binder with collection photos. And most importantly, the “1962” Collection comes with Epiphone’s unbeatable Lifetime Guarantee with Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service. Relive Epiphone’s past but with the unbeatable quality and trust that comes with all new Epiphone instruments. Collect all the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. “1962” Collection instruments today.