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Epiphone EA-260
Epiphone EA-260/5120 Headstock
Epiphone EA-260
Epiphone 5120-E
Epiphone EA-260
Epiphone EA-260

Upon Epiphone moving its manufacturing operations to Japan, the Rivoli was discontinued and replaced with the bolt-neck EA-260 as part of the EA-Series line of instruments.

In 1969, Epiphone had abandoned manufacturing of instruments in America and started importing Epiphone-branded instruments from the Matsumoku company in 1970. These instruments were not based on previous Epiphone or Gibson designs, but were merely re-branded Matsumoku guitars already in existence.

The EA-260 was among these first imported Epiphone instruments. It had a maple laminate body, maple bolt-on neck and two doublecoil pickups. In 1976 the entire EA-Series was replaced by the ET-Series guitars and ET-Series Basses.

See Also: Matsumoku Industrial Company


  • Model 5120/E (1970-1971)
  • Model EA-260 (1972-1976)


  • Double cutaway body
  • Select hardwood top, sides and back


  • Bolt-on 3-piece adjustable neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with offset dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • 15.75" body width
  • 1.875" body depth
  • 30.5" scale


  • 2-ply neck
  • 3-ply top
  • Single-ply back


  • Double-coil pickup with staple pole pieces
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone
  • 3-way selector switch


  • Chrome hardware
  • Deluxe tuners
  • Adjustable "precision" bridge with mute
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Raised black pickguard with foil "E" emblem
  • Black witch hat knobs


  • Cherry Red

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