ET-Series

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Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-Series Headstock Front
Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-Series Headstock Back

The Epiphone ET Series guitars were solidbody guitars produced from 1970-1978 at the Matsumoku plant in Japan.

In 1970, the decision was made to close down Kalamazoo production of Epiphones in favor of building them overseas in Japan. Epiphone decided to offer a new line of Japanese-built Epiphones that had more in common with other Japanese copies than previous Epiphone products. Japanese-built Epiphones generally sport a blue label that reads Epiphone, Inc. Kalamazoo, Michigan but rarely sport a Made in Japan sticker.

Often confused with the Crestwood, Coronet, Olympic and Wilshire, the ET-275, 276, 278, 290 & 290N were a Japanese-made amalgamation of a few older Epiphone body shapes and designs.


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Models


ET-270

Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-270
  • 1970-1975

Models:

  • Model 1802T (1970-1971)
  • Model ET-270 (1972-1975)

Specifications:

  • Two single coil pickups
  • Hardwood body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 3-way toggle switch
  • Boost switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Cherry Red finish



ET-275

Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-275
Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-275
  • 1973-1975
  • Two humbuckers
  • Hardwood body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Bound headstock
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Ebony



ET-276

Epiphone ET-276
Epiphone ET-276
  • 1975-1978
  • Two humbuckers
  • Hardwood body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge woith stopbar tailpiece
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Mahogany finish



ET-278

Epiphone ET-278
Epiphone ET-278
  • 1972-1975
  • Two humbuckers
  • Hardwood body
  • Chrome hardware
  • Bolt-on natural hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Bound neck and headstock
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Ebony finish



ET-290

Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290
  • 1974-1978
  • Two humbuckers
  • Maple body
  • Gold hardware
  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • Bound neck and headstock
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Colors:

  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Natural



ET-290N

Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290N
  • 1975-1978
  • Two humbuckers
  • Maple body
  • Gold hardware
  • Set Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard with black dot inlays
  • Natural headstock
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Natural finish



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