"Captain" Kirk Douglas posted a photo (June 2014) of his white Epiphone Crestwood Custom electric guitar. He captions the photo, "Miss June. #guitarporn #epiphone #crestwood" At one point he loaned it to Prince so he could play it on the Late Night show, and at the end of the song "Bambi" Prince threw the guitar on the ground and cracked the headstock. According to an interview with Douglas, Prince apologized but refused to sign the guitar for Douglas. Prince replied, "No, I haven't signed anything since the 70s." Kirk Douglas recalls that he bought the guitar around 2004, at [30th Street Guitars](http://www.30thstreetguitars.com/) in New York. [Premier Guitar:](https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29056-captain-kirk-douglas-branching-out?page=2) > Yes. That’s the guitar on that song. I also used it on “Uma.” That guitar has a very distinctive sound. I’m playing the rhythm part through a Divided By 13 RSA 23 amp, and I just love the way they interact together. But yeah, that guitar is very dear to me, so when it was initially broken, I was just concerned that I wouldn’t get to play it again, you know? I was excited that Prince played it and everything, but I was really concerned about the prospect of him being the last person to have played it. Luckily it didn’t work out that way.more
> The ’60s Epiphone solid-bodies featured the same set-neck design and quality construction as Gibson models and provided Gibson a second outlet for sales. The body style chosen in ’57 for the Crestwood foretold of changes to Gibson solid-bodies, and market acceptance of the Crestwood and other Epi solid-bodies undoubtedly influenced Gibson ’s SG model. Epi solid-bodies were discontinued in 1970, when all Epiphone models began to be sourced from manufacturers outside the U.S.more
Deniz Tek explains that the guitar was previously owned by Fred 'Sonic' Smith of MC5. It features three mini-humbuckers, a rare factory installed Bigsby and a three-way pickup selector. In the [Vintage Guitar](https://www.vintageguitar.com/34104/james-williamson-deniz-tek/) interview, Tek also mentions that he bought the guitar during a visit to his parents in Ann Arbor. Also, the article states that this Epiphone Crestwood is from 1965.more
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