Epiphone Cailoa Custom
Maple, Mahogany, Rosewood
Despite Al Caiola never participated in its design, the versatile guitarist gladly endorsed the guitar. The model also made some time in the hands of Barry Tashian (The Remains) and even Tom Verlaine (Television).
The Cailoa has a hollow body but no f-holes, two mini-humbuckers and sports an unusual 25 1/2 scale length (at least in Gibson’s book. Pictured is a 1968 Cailoa Custom in Walnut.
Photo by John Deas