Epiphone Windsor model guitars
1959 to 1962

Description:Epiphone Windsor hollow body guitar
Available: 1959 to 1962.
Collectibility Rating: 2 pickup NY part model: B, 2 pickup Gibson part model: C+, all 1 pickup models: D-.
General Comments:
Basically a fancier Gibson ES-125tc or ES-125tdc models, but with better pickups and better hardware. The 1961/1962 models really rock because of the PAF mini-humbuckers. The 1959/1960 models don't sound as loud and powerful, but have a more jazzy and mellow tone. This model is a personal favorite of mine.

If you need to figure out the exact year of your Epiphone Whilshire guitar, use the Serial Number. See the Gibson Serial Number Info web page for help determining the exact year.

If you have a vintage Epiphone Whilshire guitar for sale, please contact me at cfh@provide.net

    1959 Windsor introduction specs:
    • 1 or 2 New York pickups (1 pu models in neck position).
    • 16 3/8" wide, single pointed cutaway
    • unbound tortoise pickguard
    • metal peghead logo
    • 24 3/4" scale
    • rosewood bridge
    • trapeze tailpiece
    • gold plated parts
    • oval fingerboard inlays
    • natural or sunburst finish.

    1961 Windsor specs:

    • Mini Humbucking pickups.
    • No peghead plate.

    Windsor Discontinued 1962.

1961 Epiphone Windsor guitar in sunburst.

1961 Epiphone Windsor guitar in blond.

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