Epiphone Crestwood ET-275 Electric Guitar (Early 1970's, Made in Japan)

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Here we have a superb Epiphone Crestwood ET-275 Electric Guitar (Made in Japan in the early 1970s).

Full of character, comfortable to play and packed with incredible tone, this is a piece of Epiphone history and is sure to make its next owner very happy indeed!

These vintage Epiphones were manufactured in Japan by Matsumoku (generally considered to be the premier guitar builders in the 1970's) . The Crestwood was one of a new line of guitars that Epiphone started making which were more in keeping with other Japanese-made guitars of the era. Other Epiphone models of the same era include the Coronet, the Wilshere and the Olympic. All highly collectable and lovely guitars in their own right - just like these super Crestwoods!

  • Hardwood body
  • Bolt-on hardwood neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with epsilon "E" engraving
  • 21 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 3-ply neck & headstock
  • Two humbuckers
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vibrato tailpiece (although tremolo unit not working)
  • White pickguard


This guitar is in good used condition for its age. All the important things are correct - the neck is straight, the action is super-low and it plays an absolute dream! It has a fair amount of light cosmetic marking and a few dings but nothing structural or concerning. The sort of wear that adds character in our opinion. We've tried to capture these accurately in the photos as they constitute part of the item description.

A few things to note.... firstly, the original tremolo arm sheared off inside the unit whilst owned by the previous owner. We feared that we may further damage the unit if we tried to get this out and so we are selling this as a non-functioning tremolo unit. However, it wouldn't be hard to fix for someone with the right tools so could well become functional again. 

Secondly, the original bridge pickup was switched out (sometime in the 1980's we think) to a slightly more modern humbucker. This doesn't affect the performance or tonal output of the guitar but we always try to be open when listing vintage guitars to note anything that is non-original.


This item is available from our store in Exeter or by post (at an additional cost of £40 due to weight, cost of packing materials and levels of required insurance). 

If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent via Parcelforce48 within 3 working days of purchase. 

If you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing either by email or phone.