First manufactured by Epiphone under the Gibson brand in 1959, the Coronet was priced at approximately $120, and was seen as a reliable entry level guitar.
Released as a reliable and affordable guitar for the aspiring player after Gibson acquired Epiphone in 1958, the Coronet was originally a slab-bodied guitar, reminiscent of a double cut Telecaster, with a single Epiphone New York mini humbucker in the bridge position.
As the 60's rolled around the Coronet received its trademark contours and P-90 pickup, along with the iconic 'batwing' headstock. The Coronet shares its body shape and headstock with a range of Epiphone solid body models, the Crestwood, Olympic and Wilshire, with the pickup configuration, hardware options and finishing distinguishing them.
'Silver Fox' was a custom-ordered finish option offered from 1963-1967 and pictures can hardly do this finish justice.
Here we have a very rare, very cool 1963 example in sought-after 'Silver Fox' featuring a single P90 pickup, volume and tone controls, mahogany body and neck with Brazilian rosewood fretboard, 6-in-line tuners, and a hard shell case. Condition is very good overall with some play wear and finish marks to the lower bout of the guitar, playability is excellent.