NASHVILLE, TN (July 18, 2023) For 150 years, Epiphone has been at the forefront of musical instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has now set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Epiphone is proud to announce new editions of the Sheraton, Wilshire, Crestwood Custom and Zephyr DeLuxe Regent guitars are available worldwide in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Epiphone. Explore the Epiphone 150th Anniversary editions at authorized Epiphone dealers and on https://www.epiphone.com.
In celebration of Epiphone’s 150th anniversary, we are proud to release these special 150th-anniversary editions of the Epiphone Sheraton, Wilshire, Crestwood Custom, and Zephyr DeLuxe Regent. From U2’s The Edge and Jimmy Hendrix to John Lee Hooker and Django Reinhardt, some of our favorite artists have made some of our favorite music on these uniquely Epiphone guitars which offer something special for every player, in every genre, that is perfect on every stage.
Epiphone 150th Anniversary Sheraton
An Elegant Celebration of Tone
Introducing the limited edition Epiphone 150th Anniversary Sheraton, an elegant instrument created in celebration of Epiphone’s 150th anniversary. It features a semi-hollowbody crafted from layered maple with a maple centerblock for feedback resistance. The 22-fret one-piece mahogany neck has a bound Indian laurel fretboard with block mother of pearl and abalone inlays. The bound headstock has a historic Epiphone logo and tree of life in mother of pearl on the front and a gold Epiphone 150th-anniversary logo on the back. The Epiphone 150th Anniversary Sheraton comes with premium electronics, including made-in-the-USA Gibson Mini Humbucker™ pickups wired to CTS® potentiometers, Orange Drop® capacitors, and a Switchcraft® three-way pickup selector switch and 1/4” output jack. The striking gloss Cherry finish is complimented by gold hardware, including Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, a LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic™ bridge, and a Tremotone vibrato tailpiece. An Epiphone 150th Anniversary Historic Hardshell Case is included.
Here to Rock the Celebration
Introducing the Epiphone 150th Anniversary Wilshire, a hard-rocking guitar was created in celebration of Epiphone’s 150th anniversary. From its introduction in 1959, the Wilshire has been one of Epiphone’s most successful original solid body electric guitars. This special anniversary version features an asymmetrical-style Wilshire double-cutaway mahogany body for outstanding upper fret access, a mahogany neck with a comfortable 60s SlimTaper™ D profile, and an Indian laurel fretboard with dot inlays. The headstock is the popular “Batwing” style, with Wilkinson® six on a plate inline tuners with metal buttons. The Wilshire is featured in a custom Pacific Blue finish which is of the era. The electronics feature a pair of Gibson™ Mini Humbuckers™ that are wired to CTS™ potentiometers and a Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch and output jack. The included hardshell case features nickel hardware and an Epiphone 150th Anniversary logo.
Epiphone’s First Electric Solidbody
The Crestwood first appeared in 1958 and it was renamed Crestwood Custom in 1959; it was Epiphone’s first two-pickup solid-body electric guitar design. The latest Crestwood Custom celebrates Epiphone’s 150th anniversary and features an asymmetrical solid mahogany double cutaway body that gives players unhindered upper fret access, a mahogany neck with a comfortable 60s SlimTaper™ D profile, and an Indian laurel fretboard with oval inlays. The headstock is the popular “Batwing” style, with Wilkinson® six on a plate inline tuners with metal buttons. The electronics feature a pair of Gibson™ Mini Humbuckers™ that are wired to CTS™ potentiometers and a Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch and output jack. The Crestwood Custom arrives in a unique custom, California Coral finish which is of the era. An Epiphone Tremotone vibrato tailpiece gives you extra expressive capabilities. The included hardshell case features an Epiphone 150th Anniversary logo.
A Return of the Classic Archtop
The Epiphone Zephyr DeLuxe Regent was originally produced from 1948 until 1957 and was one of the world’s preeminent archtop guitar designs when Epiphone was Gibson’s biggest competitor. In celebration of Epiphone’s 150th anniversary, Epiphone is proud to release the new 150th Anniversary Zephyr DeLuxe Regent. Built for jazz, blues, and rockabilly and inspired by the highly collectible vintage originals, but updated to meet the needs of modern players, the new 150th Anniversary Zephyr DeLuxe Regent is a full hollowbody. It features a deep cutaway for improved upper-fret access, a multi-layer pressed maple arched top, and a 25.5” scale 5-piece maple and mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard. The inlays include a historic 50s-style Epiphone logo, a Tree of Life headstock inlay, and historic Epiphone Cloud fretboard position markers – all in Mother of Pearl. The electronics are equally impressive, with a pair of Epiphone NY Mini Humbucker™ pickups. Each has individual volume and tone controls with CTS® potentiometers. The Zephyr DeLuxe Regent arrives in a stunning Aged Antique Natural finish. An Epiphone 150th Anniversary decal adorns the back of the headstock, and an Epiphone hardshell case is included.