Epiphone James Bay 1966 Century Signature**SOLD


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Epiphone James Bay Signature ’66 Century

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About the Epiphone James Bay 1966 Century Signature**SOLD

This is great! Now a discontinued model. Home use only and in excellent condition, compete with original grey hard case, strap, cert book, spare D’addario stings and brochures.
Sounds, plays and looks superb.
Great spec as below:

Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit, an incredibly accurate recreation of GRAMMY nominee James Bay’s customized 1966 Epiphone Century archtop in an Gloss Cherry finish.

Featuring a Kinman® Noiseless “Sweet Neck” P-90, a reissue of the 60s era compensated floating Rosewood bridge with brass wheels, a James Bay “Hat Man” headstock logo, Wilkinson Deluxe machine heads, USA made “CTS” 500K pots, and a reissue of an Epiphone 60s era hard case plus a hand-signed photo and custom strap.

Set Time Machine to 1966: The Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit is both a time machine to 1966 and an exact replica of Bay’s customized stage and studio guitar. The Signature Century’s Laminated Maple body top, back, and sides measure to the exact profile of Bay’s original which was made at the historic Epiphone and Gibson factory Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1966. Bay’s new Signature Epiphone Century is finished in a Cherry gloss finish with cream binding on the body top and back.

The Mahogany neck is glued to the body at the 14th fret with a Mortise and Tenon joint and has the identical “C” profile and dimensions and Delrin ivory colored nut found on Bay’s stage guitar.

The Rosewood fingerboard has Mother of Pearl “Dot” inlays, a 25.5″ scale length, and 20 medium frets. The historic Sloped Dovewing headstock has a 60s era Epiphone script logo in gold along with a James Bay Hat Man insignia. Bay’s original Century serial number–385143–is laser inscribed on the back.

Kinman Custom No Hum P-90 Pickup
James Bay customized his new Epiphone Signature Century archtop with the same hand-wound pickup he uses in his vintage Century, a Kinman® “Sweet Neck” P-90 Hx Noiseless Single-Coil. Kinman® pickups are world renown for their incredible sonic palate and “no hum” performance. Bay chose the Kinman for its classic P-90 tone and the additional reduction of hum necessary when playing the world’s biggest outdoor festivals and indoor stages. The Kinman® “Sweet Neck” P-90 Hx is the only P-90 style pickup currently in production that maintains the dynamic range and tonal characteristics of prized vintage Gibson P-90 pickups while providing hum free operation. The new Century’s Master Volume and Tone controls have Black Top Hat knobs with metal inserts and USA made CTS potentiometers.

Historic Hardware
The Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature “1966” Century Outfit comes with vintage style 3-on-a-side Wilkinson® Vintage machine heads with a 14:1 tuning radio and plastic Ivory buttons. The period correct long white pickguard has a raised metal “E” and the 1/4″ output jack is made by Switchcraft®. Epiphone has also recreated the original compensated Floating Rosewood Bridge and brass adjustment wheels found on Bay’s vintage 1966 Century along with the nickel tailpiece. The Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature Century Outfit is set up at the factory with world famous D’Addario strings and comes with a 60s style hard case along with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, a James Bay photo, and a recreation of Bay’s custom homemade strap.

Finish: Gloss
Hardware: Nickel
Top: 3-Ply Laminated Maple
Body: 3-Ply Laminated Maple
Kerfing Material: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Joint: Glued, Mortise and Tenon, At 14th Fret
Neck Profile: Original Rounded “C” Shape & Diminsions
Nut: Delrin
Nut Width: 1.56″
Nut Thickness: 6mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Riser: Maple
Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl “Dots”, 7mm Diameter
Pickup: Kinman® “Sweet Neck” P-90 Hx Noiseless Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume CTS Potentiometer, Master Tone CTS Potentiometer
Output Jack: Switchcraft® 1/4″
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Cover: Black PVC “Bullet”, 2-Layer, Vintage “E” in White
Headstock: Historic Sloped Dovewing w/Period-Correct Gold “Epiphone” Logo
Headstock Back: Stamped w/James Bay “Hat Man” Logo
Tuners: Wilkinson Vintage 3-in-a-row w/Plastic Ivory Buttons, 14:1 Ratio
Frets: 20, Medium
Scale Length: 25.5″
Strings: d’Addario, 10-46
Bridge: Reissue of Original Compensation Floating Bridge, Rosewood w/Brass Adjustment Wheels
Tailpiece: Historic Epiphone Trapeze
Binding: Body Top: 1-Layer, Body Back: 1-Layer,
Pickguard: White PVC w/Raised Metal “E”, 3-Layer
Serial Number: Stamped Serial Number “385144” on Back of Headstock (Same as James Bay’s)
Includes: 1960’s Century Hard Case, Signed Certificate of Authenticity, Replica of James Bay’s Strap

Although every guitar is checked at the point of buy in for condition we try to describe as accurately as possible and with the nature of every vintage, modern, used guitar you will always find blemishes held in certain lights that we have not solely pointed out.
These are usually very small lacquer marks or polish swirls and you have to expect a margin of very light marks that go undetected in usual lit environments.

Additional information




Original hardcase




6lb 2oz


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