- Excellent + Condition
- Year: circa 1965
- Includes Original Hard Shell Case
- Serial #: 303854
The Olympic is a rare bird from the Epiphone catalog from 1962-1970, also known as the SB722. This example comes to us in superb condition in the exceptionally rare Iverness Green finish.
This example is the single pickup model, and is fitted with the Maestro made vibrato. The finish is in gorgeous condition, with very light but expected checking and light surface scratches which are purely aesthetic. Underneath the pickguard, the original slightly more bluish hue is visible in the finish. The pickguard and screws are in great condition and the electronics function as they should. Centralab pots date to the 31st week of '65, likely placing this example as late '65 early '66. The pickup sounds nice and balanced, like a slightly meatier Tele bridge pickup with an output of 7.13k.
The neck is in great condition - nice and straight with super playable low action. It has a scale length of 24.75" and the action currently measures 5/64" in height at the twelfth fret, with plenty of room for future adjustment at the bridge. The frets are original and show virtually no wear. The fingerboard features a nice high grade rosewood board and MOP dot inlay. The batwing headstock is iconic of Epiphone in this era and is also in great condition with the original double line Kluson tuners. It has a narrow 1 19/32" nut width (a bit more narrow than 1 5/8"), with a neck thickness of about .79" thick at the first position, and about .97" at the twelfth.
This is an exceptional example, and would fit in beautifully to the right collection. Comes with era correct hardshell case and original Epiphone hang tag.
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