1965 Epiphone Olympic
I’d wanted to add a vintage guitar to my collection for quite some time, but was always put off by the minefield that seems to be part of the vintage world - Is it modified? Is it a fake? What’s a fair price? Will it work? What if it plays horrifically?
When I joined the fretboard I managed to pluck up enough courage and put an ad. into the Classifieds looking for a Melody Maker or equivalent. After much research I decided I’d go light touch and go for the lower end of the vintage market and not risk too much cash!
Well, along came a 1965 Epiphone Olympic for a good price and I got in the car to go and have a look. I was instantly smitten, and cash left my grubby mitts, and it came home with me.
Now, I’m definitely not a Vintage expert. But I thought I would write this review from the perspective of a new first time vintage buyer. For all of the experts out there - I apologise. This really is targeted at the virgin vintage buyer. Maybe you would like to buy something old and loved but you’re unsure. Perhaps you’ve not considered a vintage before but you’re interested to know what it’s like. I hope someone finds my scribblings useful.
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