Epiphone Coronet
| May 14, 2024 |

Announcing the USA-Made Epiphone Coronet in Vintage Cherry and Ebony

The legendary Epiphone Coronet comes home to the USA

Epiphone is proud to reintroduce one of its original and most cherished guitar designs, the Epiphone Coronet, now crafted in the USA for the first time in decades alongside the prestigious Gibson USA models. First launched in 1958, the Coronet quickly became a cornerstone in Epiphone’s lineup of solidbody electric guitars.

The new Coronet, finished in Vintage Cherry and Ebony, preserves the classic features that made it a legend, including its symmetrical double cutaway mahogany body. It also sports the iconic three-on-a-side headstock and the distinctive “Bikini” badge on the headstock, reminiscent of the earliest versions from 1958-1959. The design is completed with the traditional pickguard shape that fans of the original will instantly recognize.

The Coronet isn’t just a tribute to the past. It incorporates modern enhancements for today’s guitarist, including a slightly wider nut width of 1.695 inches for comfortable playability, a SlimTaper™ neck profile for effortless fretting, a thinner body depth of 1.375 inches for improved balance and lighter weight, and a high-quality Graph Tech® nut. The guitar has a powerful single P-90 Soapbar pickup, delivering a raw, vintage tone suitable for almost any style.

Image: The Epiphone Coronet features the classic Epiphone “Bikini” headstock badge

Standout features include:

  • Made in the USA: Constructed in Nashville, Tennessee, by Gibson’s skilled luthiers using top-quality materials and techniques.
  • Vintage Epiphone “Bikini” badge: A nod to Epiphone’s heritage with the classic badge used on many of its earliest models.
  • Symmetrical double-cutaway body design: Allows exceptional access to the entire fretboard, enhancing playability and comfort.
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish: This Coronet model features a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, prized both for its thinness and the beautiful way it ages and wears over time

Over the years, the Epiphone Coronet has been the choice of renowned musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, Steve Marriott, Johnny Marr, and Marshall Crenshaw. This no-frills rock machine is now made in the USA again, ready to inspire a new generation of musicians. Each Epiphone Coronet comes with a hardshell case, ensuring it remains a cherished instrument for years to come.

Rediscover the magic of the Epiphone Coronet and make a piece of music history a part of your legacy.