This instrument sounds and plays phenomenally and has very quickly become a shop favorite. We can't decide if we like the sound better acoustically or plugged in, but it sounds great both ways. Action is low, and the playability is buttery smooth. Made by Gibson in Kalamazoo, Michigan of a thin Maple body finished in Tobacco ‘burst, a Mahogany neck, original electronics and pickguard.
Condition-wise, there is all the usual stuff you would expect of an instrument this age: finish checking, dings, dents, etc. Nothing affects playability or structural integrity whatsoever. The instrument has had a headstock reglue at some point in its history that was repaired very well. It broke cleanly, and repaired in a way that is somewhat difficult to see, and only minorly visible from the back of the instrument. Tuners are not original, but are vintage as well, and work well. The pickguard has a small crack on its edge.
Semi-hardshell foam case included.
This instrument has been thoroughly inspected for playability and defect by Gabriel's Guitars of Spokane. It is available for view/play/purchase at our showroom located at 3221 N Monroe St Spokane, WA 99205
The Epiphone Granada was introduced in 1962, and like all 1960s Epiphones, was built at Gibsons guitar plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Most Epiphone models were based on a similar Gibson model, and this was no exception, being practically identical to the Gibson ES-120T that was launched approximately the same time. It was a thinline acoustic, with the same body size as the Gibson ES-125T or the Epiphone Sorrento; though (initially, at least) with no cutaway. In 1965 a single Florentine cutaway version was also introduced (and was given the model designation E444TC), however this is somewhat rarer than the non-cutaway version (See Epiphone Granada shipping figures). Interestingly, no cutaway version of the ES-120T was offered.