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Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Small yet powerful acoustic-electric inspired by popular folk model of the '60s.

The 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic/Electric is a small-bodied powerhouse singer's guitar inspired by the guitar that helped kick off the '60s folk revival. The "1964" Caballero has an all-mahogany body and neck with bracing that is a faithful reproduction of the vintage original. Available in ebony and mahogany color finishes, the Caballero comes with a vintage tortoise-style pickguard with metal "E", tortoise-style binding, and Wilkinson in-line tuners. And best of all, the 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero features an updated Shadow ePerformer preamp with a NanoFlex pickup and built-in tuner. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • All-mahogany body
  • Shadow ePeformaer preamp
  • NanoFlex pickup
  • Mahogany bracing
  • Vintage tortoise-style pickguard
  • Wilkinson in-line tuners
  • Built-in tuner
  • Case sold separately

It's 1964 all over again, with more in 2014. Order this modern take on a classic today!

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EpiphoneLimited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

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4.0

Amazing inexpensive guitar

By chadwellw

from New York

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        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar out of curiosity. I am a luthier and I already own two Gibson LG0's. The Caballero of the 60's is exactly the same as the LG0. With that said. The only thing that this guitar has in common with the original is the shape and size. The original was solid top and back, laminated sides. This is all laminated. The original was ladder braced. This is X braced (but kinda crude). The original had a cheesy plastic bridge. This is real wood (not sure what kind). Depending on the year, the original had either a 1-11/16" or a 1-9/16" nut width. My LG0's have the 1-9/16" and I love them. This guitar splits the difference..1-10/16"...very nice compromise. The original was bound on the top, but not the back. This has tortoise binding top and back. The original did not come in black, mine is black. The original had no electronics, this has a Shadow pickup and preamp..I'd rather it didn't because the preamp is mounted on the body. I have two 1967 LG0's. I restored one to original. The other I took apart and rebuilt with X bracing. This new Caballero sounds better than the ladder braced one, but not as good as the X braced one. Oh..another difference. The originals had low wide frets...very comfortable. This new one has standard frets and they needed quite a bit of attention to make them smooth. Ok, those are the differences. So, here's my review: The guitar is amazingly inexpensive. Mine was an "open box" greatly discounted. That's almost free. I'm not sure you could buy the pickup and preamp for that. It arrived set up quite well and even in tune. I spent a lot of time doing a further setup. The nut is plastic, but very hard, so I retained it. The saddle was cheap plastic, so I replaced it. The guitar just feels great and sounds surprisingly good. This is a great deal. Get one. Even if you have to pay for a good set up...it's still worth it. Love this guitar. It's no match for my X braced LG0, but still a great guitar.

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        5.0

        Goergous finish

        By Peachydish42

        from Jackson, mi

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              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I was thrilled with this guitar right out of the box. I bought the ebony model and the finish was perfect. Being ebony I expected flaws but there were none. It is the perfect size for fingerstyle and blues. Put on a set of Elixers because that's just what I do. I love Epiphone guitars. They play and sound great and are so affordable. Plus Loretta Lynn endorses them and if they are good enough for her they are more than good for me!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              epiphone "1964" caballero guitar

              By TERRY

              from HUDSON, FLORIDA

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              Pros

              • beautiful guitar
              • Good electronics
              • Sounds Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home use
                • Jamming
                • Studio Use

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                THIS IS BEAUTIFUL GUITAR. HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED
                MANY COMPLIMENTS. ALSO SOUNDS GREAT. NICE SIZE.
                FUN TO PLAY. SETUP PERFECT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX.

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                5.0

                I Got the Mahagony !! a GREAT LIL GUITAR

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                • Plugged In
                • Unplugged

                Cons

                • No Case Or Gig Bag To Fit

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                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I Love this little guitar, it sounds really sweet , I lowered the action and had the fret ends dressed and put a fresh pair of D'addario 12/53 on it. and the pickup system and electronics are really good ,sounds great through my acoustic amp or my Fender frontman 65R, Easy on the fingers and the eyes. really beautiful guitar. Craftsmanship is top notch

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                  1.0

                  Unplayable out of the box

                  By theatre guy

                  from Lafayette, LA.

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                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Awful set up. The A D and G strings had sitar-like buzzes on the first 4 frets. Unplayable. The strings coming out of the bridge peg-holes took weird angles between the holes and the actual bridge. I had to loosen the strings and realign them to get them running in straight lines from peg holes to tuning pegs. I put the guitar back in the box and returned it the next day.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just buy it!

                        By surflad

                        from the sea is my home

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                        Pros

                        • Fit and finish
                        • Playability
                        • Tone

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Small Venue
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        I have finally found the travel guitar I need. Objectives: Nice Looking, Well Made, Good Tone, Playability, Electric, Inexpensive. The Epiphone meets every objective. This is a very nice guitar. Fit and Finish is exceptional for this price. Tone is more than adequate. Neck, frets, intonation, all more than expected at this price. I bought the Mahogany removed the pick guard, added new strings, and brass bridge pins. I'm good to go. Thanks Epiphone for the attention to detail and quality control. Truly this is a no brainer if you want a very nice guitar for the money! Thanks MF for, as usual, excellent price, no hassle guarantee, and quick shipping. You guys and gals do indeed rock my world!

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                        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        History Repeats Itself...With Upgrades

                        By Jimifan69

                        from Memphis, TN

                        Pros

                        • incredible quality

                        Cons

                        • Hard to find case

                        Best Uses

                        • Fingerpicking

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        This is 1964 all over again! As an owner of an original '64 Caballero, the only difference in a blind challenge is, obviously; the difference in a guitar which is brand new and one that's 50 years old.

                        I have the Mahogany finished model, and thanks to Musician's Friend...It actually arrived in tune!
                        This is not a replacement for my '64, but a guitar I felt I needed to purchase; how often do you get an opportunity to buy a guitar and its near double for just about the same money-adjusted for inflation?

                        So I suggest you buy one, right now! Don't even read the rest of this review, order one now.

                        If you play folk, alternative or blues fingerpicking or "just a strummer"; not only will this guitar amaze you with its quality, it will also help you make friends, lose weight and in general make you rich and famous.

                        OK, you got me...everything after quality is up to you.But buy one before Epiphone realizes what they have one and stops production or jacks the price!

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Epiphone doe's it again.

                        Pros

                        • A True Piece Of The Past
                        • Awesome And Authentic
                        • Very well made

                        Cons

                        • None at all

                        Best Uses

                        • Any That A Guitar Is Used

                        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1964" Caballero Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Love it when Epiphone brings back the old war horses of the past.It is well made and ready to be played.

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