Gretsch Garage Sale

SOLD: 1990 Epiphone Country Gentleman II with OHSC

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This is a 1990 Epiphone Country Gentleman II in good condition. Made in Korea, these are budget versions of the Gibson style Gents with a 17” body width, 1.75” body depth, 21 frets, floating mahogany bridge base and a two piece set mahogany neck. The top is spruce. Although this model has a 33x-like center block, the back and top are domed enough that there is space between them and the block. So, it sustains like a center block, but will feedback like a hollow body.

The guitar came from the factory with a TOM bridge and a trapeze tailpiece. When I purchased the guitar they had been replaced with a bar bridge of unknown make and composition as well as the Bigsby you see in the photos. I replaced the factory PAF style humbuckers with a set of TV Jones Magna ‘Trons. The original bridge, tailpiece and pickups will be included in the sale. Comes with OHSC.

Asking $775 USD plus actual FedEx shipping to your location.

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Here's a closer look. More photos are available if necessary.

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These are nicely made guitars....and rare. What's the scale length (the Gibson Chets are 25.5") ?

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Looks black. Is it black?

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Never seen one of those outside a catalog!

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These are nicely made guitars....and rare. What's the scale length (the Gibson Chets are 25.5") ?

– Gretschadelphia

The scale is 25.5"

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Looks black. Is it black?

– Proteus

Yes, it's black with white binding on the top and back.

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Thanks. I didn't want any of us to have the reverse brown-Gent-on-B&W-TV illusion, and think maybe it was actually dark brown.

Apparently Ed Roman got to Epiphone before they built it, and they just went ahead and made it black from the git-go.

If only it had gold hardware, Tubwomp would be all over this. He can always change the hardware, though.

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They were offered in black, wine red and sunburst finishes according to the documentation I've been able to locate. I've never seen a photo of a wine red specimen, but here's the sunburst model with a non-original armrest and Bigsby.

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I traded a Bacon Belmont with 2 deArmands for one of these at Stein on Vine in LA in the early 90s. It certainly is a very handsome guitar ,like a center block ES335 basically a solid body with a hollowbody shape. Good price for somebody looking for that sort of instrument!

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Bump. A really good price when you factor in the Magna 'Trons.

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Nice guitar but in the black finish, for me, it really needs the white binding on the f-holes. Not noticed per se on the sunburst version. I have a '98 Gibson Gent in the [most common] wine red finish and the f-holes are bound.


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