A number of different guitars in Epiphone's history have been referred to as the Olympic. The Olympic Special was originally called the Olympic Junior, and was introduced in 1962. The Olympic Special was similar in design to the Gibson melody maker. Both models had a thin single-coil pickup and similar headstock design. The body of the Olympic Special was updated part way through 1965 with an asymmetrical shape.

Years of Production: 
1962 - 1970

Unique to this Year:  Asymmetrical body introduced midyear.

Design Elements: Single-coil pickup, two control knobs,  dot inlays

Finish Specification: Sunburst was the standard finish for the Olympic Special.

Product Specs

  • Olympic Special
  • Sunburst
  • 1965
Made In
  • United States

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