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Epiphone presents the new Inspired by “1966” Century electric guitar, a faithful reissue of the classic thinline all-hollowbody archtop featuring the Epiphone P-90 PRO single-coil pickup.Historic Epip... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Epiphone presents the new Inspired by “1966” Century electric guitar, a faithful reissue of the classic thinline all-hollowbody archtop featuring the Epiphone P-90 PRO single-coil pickup.

Historic Epiphone Century Story
In Epiphone history, the “Century” name goes all the way back to the 1930s big band era, when the “House of Stathopoulo” was making some of the best archtops ever made. And when Epiphone merged with Gibson and moved its productions to Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1957, the Century was reborn as a popular thinline archtop, similar to a Casino or a “335” but with a slightly smaller body and a single P-90 pickup.

A Modern Archtop Inspired by “1966”
The new Epiphone Inspired by “1966” Century hollowbody thinline archtop revives the mid 60s design prized by collectors for their comfortable, lightweight body with neck joint at the 14th fret and warm, woody tone. The Laminated Maple body features a Maple top and both the top and back have Ivory colored single layer binding. The Mahogany neck has a Rounded “C” shape and a 24.75” scale with a simple but elegant Rosewood fingerboard with Pearloid “Dot” inlays, 20 medium frets, and an original nylon nut. And a 1960s era Replica Blue Soundhole Label can be seen through the upper f-hole. The white and black layered pickguard has a classic 60s era "E”.

New P-90 PRO Pickup
The Epiphone Inspired by “1966” Century is powered by the new single coil P-90 PRO pickup, recognized around the world as the most versatile and expressive single coil pickup available. Just like originals P-90s, the Epiphone P-90 PRO is an extremely sensitive pickup that easily bends to a player's unique touch. With its distinctive growl and wide tonal range, it's great for rock and roll, pop, jazz, country, or anything you want to throw at it. The P-90 PRO features 18% Nickel Silver covers designed and tooled from the ground up with new bobbins manufactured to historic dimensions, Elektrisola magnet wire, sand cast Alnico V magnets, and pole shoes manufactured using correct alloy. And for you sticklers to detail, Epiphone P-90 PROs also have tin plated brass base plates like those used on '50s and 60s era Gibson P-90 pickups. Controls are simple Master and Tone knobs.

Solid Hardware
The Epiphone Inspired by “1966” Century includes legendary Wilkinson Vintage 3-in-a-row machine heads with plastic Ivory buttons with a 14:1 tuning ratio that are mounted on a Historic Sloped Dovewing headstock with a gold "Epiphone" logo. The dual action truss rod has '60s era black "Bullet” cover with a Vintage "E" in white. The floating adjustable Rosewood bridge is supported by a traditional “Trapeze” style tailpiece. The “1966” Century comes strung at the factory with D'Addario strings.


FEATURES

Body 
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Laminated Maple
Body wood: Laminated Maple
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C rounded
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Not specified
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SS
Neck: P-90 PRO
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: P-90 PRO
Brand: Epiphone
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Rosewood
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Tuning machines: Wilkinson
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneCentury Archtop Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

Needed work

By Alex

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Century Archtop Electric Guitar:

I wanted a hollow body with a single pickup because I love the simplicity of it. I got just that. I had to replace the nut on mine. The nut slot was cut unevenly so the nut I put in one side I had to shave off quite a bit more for it to sit in the slot well. Also, the nut slot was not only not cut evenly for depth but also width. The bass side has a very small gap between the nut and the fretboard. The orionut was cheap plastic and the string spacing was way too close. It was rediculous. I read another person's in depth review from another site and he made a similar assessment and nut replacement. My guitar now plays awesome with the new nut. I got mine used from Guitar Center and to my surprise it came with the case. It appeared to be in new condition and over $200 less than the new price. I'd suggest people get a used version because if you buy new you will need to make the upgrades. I also had to buy pickup spacer rings to raise my pickup because it was far away from the strings. It need to be raised about 5/64's of an inch. The volume and tone knob really help to get a variety of sounds I used to be a strat guy but got tired of all the pickups and come to the point where I've found less is more.

 
5.0

My Love

By Chayes

from Grand Rapids

Comments about Epiphone Century Archtop Electric Guitar:

This guitar has such a unique sound. Raw, authentic, old school, full, woody, to name a few. Play elegantly or jam hard some chords. You can make this guitar sound how you want depending on the way you play it. Heck, The Lumineers play with one, need I say more? Yes - I am in love.

 
4.0

Really like the Century 1966 reissue

By Dogbark

from Davenport Iowa

Comments about Epiphone Century Archtop Electric Guitar:

Have been looking and reading reviews since last fall, and they the guitar at Guitar Center in Davenport. I went in an played it, went in a week later and plugged it in and played it again and bought it. Sounds great through my vintage ReverbeRockets Might need some minor neck work but I like the neck feel.

 
4.0

Perfect addition to my line-up

By Dogbark

from Moline Il

Comments about Epiphone Century Archtop Electric Guitar:

I have a 335,a Blueshawk and a Les Paul studio and the Century rounds out any sound I might need. I wanted hollow archtone tone of a single P90, and this guitar delivers. And the over all look is so cool. and removing the pick guard made it even look sexier. It could even move up to being my favorite stage guitar. This one is very playable and the neck feels great.
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Was told it would fit a 335 case which I have but the Century is a couple inches wider and there is a Zypher case that is deeper than the Century needs. Looking for a case then I will start taking it to gigs.

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