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

Models:

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

Body:

  • Hardwood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • Two single coil pickups
  • 3-way toggle switch
  • Boost switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • Black pickguard
  • Stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Cherry Red



ET-275

Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-275
Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-275
Epiphone ET-270
Epiphone ET-275
  • 1973-1975
  • Made in Japan

Body:

  • Hardwood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with epsilon "E" engraving
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 3-ply neck & headstock

Electronics:

  • Two humbuckers
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • White pickguard
  • Stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Ebony




ET-276

Epiphone ET-276
Epiphone ET-276
Epiphone ET-276
Epiphone ET-276
  • 1975-1978

Body:'

  • Hardwood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Elecronics:

  • Two humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Wrap around bridge
  • Stamped tuners
  • 2-ply Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural Mahogany



ET-278

Epiphone ET-278
Epiphone ET-278
Epiphone ET-278
Epiphone ET-278
  • 1972-1975

Body:

  • Hardwood body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 3-ply neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • White pickguard
  • Stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Ebony



ET-290

Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290
  • 1974-1978

Body:

  • Maple body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 3-ply neck and headstock

Electronics:

  • Two humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • White pickguard
  • Stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Cherry Red



ET-290N

Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290N
Epiphone ET-290
Epiphone ET-290N
  • 1975-1978

Body:

  • Maple body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard with black dot inlays
  • Natural headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • Two humbuckers
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Vibrato tailpiece
  • White pickguard
  • Stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Natural



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