is my now discontinued
(and therefore very rare, i challenge you to find another for Sale
ANYWHERE... seriously.) MINT CONDITION
Epiphone Alleykat archtop guitar in 'trans-black' colour.
The Alleykat is an archtop guitar manufactured by the Epiphone Guitar company. It is made in Korea and features a single cutaway design similar to a Gibson ES-175 albeit without the florentine design. The Alleykat is a semi-hollow body guitar that features one wood block under the bridge to improve sustain and reduce feedback. The Alleykat line was discontinued by Epiphone in 2008.
I could go on all day about this guitar and give you the salesman spiel but to save you all time i'll give you a few links to read through for those who are actually interested in buying it. Epiphone's press-release about the Alleykat and the other 'kat' guitars Open & honest reviews by people who actually own and have played the guitar. Epiphonewiki page (scroll to very bottom for Alleykat)
here's what GAK has to say about the guitar:
The Epiphone AlleyKat Electric Guitar a citified kitty. Though the AlleyKat archtop guitar has the same body design as the WildKat, it's got big, elegant pearl bars inlaid in the fretboard and a daintier, simple stopbar bridge setup. The '57 humbucker at the bridge and a New York mini-humbucker at the neck make the AlleyKat Ltd a guitar that treads easily in the smoother, slicker, jazzier realms of the night.
the specs for the guitar are as follows:BODY:
Top: Flame Maple
Scale Length: 24.75"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Width: 1.68"
Pickups:1 x '57 Humbucker, 1 x NY Mini
Controls: 3 volume (one for each pickup and one master volume), 1 tone (controls both pickups)
Machine Heads: Grover 18:1 Chrome Tuners
guitardaterproject information about my actual guitar:
Your guitar was made at the
Saein Plant, Korea/China
Production Number: 3333
information regarding the Saein plant:
Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd
The Saein Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. is located in the Namdong Industrial Complex in Incheon, Korea. Saein was established in July 1st 1991 and has a monthly capacity of 4,500pcs. In Oct 1st 1992, Saien Began manufacturing guitars for Epiphone, who they now consider to be their main business. They also started producing their own line of guitars called Shine in 1997. In February, 2001, a new factory was opened in Gaomi City, China. This factory boasts a monthly capacity of 10,000pcs. Saein was presented the ‘The Best Quality Award of the Year’ by Gibson Epiphone USA in 1998 and 1999.
and for those of you who are just here for the pictures: (don't worry about the fingerprints etc, i'm going to polish it tomorrow!!!!)
and finally, price.
i'd LOVE to get £250
for it. but feel free to make me an offer and anything reasonable i'll consider, i will also consider trades as there's other guitars i have my eye on.