Thursday, September 13, 2012

Epiphone SC-450 Scroll Electric in Las Vegas for $420

This seller is offering an Epiphone SC-450 Scroll guitar for $420.  These were made in Japan in the late 1970's and they are pretty darn nice and definitely hard to find for sale unless you are very patient.

These Epi Scroll guitars have always been of interest to me ever since I saw a video of Rory Gallagher playing one live.*  I could tell you a little bit about them but there is a video on Youtube of a gal who talks about every aspect of these guitars for 10 minutes so she can do a much better job than me.  Here is a link to that video:  EPIPHONE SCROLL VIDEO

An interesting fact is that you could buy these with factory installed Gibson pickups for an additional cost. Those models are listed as the SC-450G and they have what appear to be Gibson USA T-tops pickups.  

*Note:  After going back and looking at the video of Bullfrog Blues live on Youtube (RORY GALLAGHER BULLFROG BLUES) it turns out that may not be an Epiphone Scroll afterall.  I actually cant Identify the guitar Rory is playing in that video - but it is not his usual Strat. if anyone can identify it I will appreciate it very much.  - JC


Vintage 1976-9 Epiphone Scroll SC-450 Matsumoku Electric Guitar - $420 (Las Vegas, NV)

Date: 2012-09-10, 2:20PM PDT [Errors when replying to ads?]

I have a beautiful vintage Epiphone, from when Epiphone was making their own stuff, not just Gibson knockoffs. I've had this guitar for a long time and it plays great! Just restrung it and I hate to let it go. But I'm moving and don't have room for all the guitars. These normally go for 550-600 plus shipping on E-bay.
Check out this page to see what scrolls are about.

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  1. its a gretsch corvette with a p90 in the bridge

  2. The comments on the Rory video says it's a Gretsch Corvette with Gibson pickups.

  3. Thank you! Now that I look at it it is obvious. It sounds a lot like an SG Jr. and now that makes perfect sense. - JC

  4. I got to play one of these at the Western NY Guitar Show this weekend. It was the next model up and was really a killer guitar. I was surprised at how heavy it was. Like an early 70s Les Paul. It was nicely balanced but it still had the feeling of being a Les Paul but not quite. The coil tap was a nice surprise.

  5. That is indeed a Gretsch Corvette. I had the pleasure of seeing Rory a number of times with his original band Taste as well as Rory billed as a solo act (I went to High School in the UK, 1969-1971). Rory used the Gretsch Corvette extensively for slide.

  6. I had one of these Epiphone Scroll Model Guitars back in the 70's.
    Bought it New for about $150 back then. A friend of mine who played clubs in a band use to borrow it for gigs as he preferred it over his Gibson Explorer. It was an excellent guitar. Wish I had it today !!!


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