Crestwood guitar

Posted by gary kelley on Sat, 12/10/05 - 12:53:42.

I would like to know the history of my Crestwood guitar--Serial #2015
Thanks

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model 2005?

I have a model 2005
what can you tell me about this, if anything? thanks

Crestwood Acoustic model 2029

I bought my Crestwood 2029 acoustic at a music store in Dearborn Heights MI in 1973 or 1974 (don't remember exactly) I learned to play on an old $50 Harmony and wanted a better guitar. I was immediately drawn to the all blond, (spruce top, quilted maple sides and maple neck) beauty hanging on the wall in the music store. I paid $200. The old guitar has stood up well through the years. It has a few dings on the front and one of the machine heads needs a little work but it still plays and sounds great. I don't know much abut the history, but it's good to see that their are a lot of other people who enjoy their Crestwoods.

crestwood guitar

I have a 12string crestwood guitar model #2021 no serial # and it has japan in the wood any info will help

Cresstwood model 2011

I have a Crestwood model 2011, made in Japan. I bought it around 1975 in Westland, MI. Does anyone have info on it? Or, another resource?

K

Info on Crestwood Acoustic 2065 please?

Hello I have a Crestwood Acoustic Guitar model #2065. I know nothing about it other than its condition, which isn't the best:

It is a 6-string but 1 string is missing. There are many light surface scratches on the back and one long scratch on the front. It has 3 picks but they are pretty generic so probably worth nothing.

Can anyone please shoot me some numbers on a vague guess at the guitar's worth, before I list it online somewhere? And maybe a creation year or history of this model, as I have googled the model and cannot find it anywhere.

Thanks for any info you all can give!
Margo

Crestwood Acoustic Guitar #2065

This guitar was made in 1970, it is handmade with good, durable materials. Back in those days they were not trying to save money by cutting corners. Its made in Japan, and it was built for those who wished to have a high quality guitar at an affordable price. In good condition, the crestwood 6 string guitar is worth approximately $350.00 to $500.00 depending on whether or not the buyer realizes what he/she is buying. I should note that singer/songwriters Garth Brooks, Tom Hanks Senior, and Johnny Cash all learned to play the guitar by using a crestwood! So did Elvis Presley. According to records, Mr. Presley learned on a crestwood after breaking his first guitar. His first was a Taylor model #6768-5567/80350. This guitar was worth more than the crestwood, which could be purchased in 1970 for $150.00. If you have any questions about repair or restoration, please contact me at studpuppy1105@gmail.com! Any questions, just ask!

Crestwood Guitar

I have a crestwood acoustic guitar model #2019 Serial # 265. Any information on this guitar.

CRESTWOOD 12STRING GUITAR

I was trying to find out what my guitar would might be worth. It is from 1973-1975. It plays great,and playability from 0 to 10 its about a 9. It is in great condition and possibly for sale. The only reason I would sell it is I have 2 other 12 strings and one is a vintage alvarez. Anyway my CRESTWOOD does not have a sieral number. So if you could help me or one of your readers could help me would be greatly appreciated.

Crestwood guitar

I have a crestwood model 2029 accoustic guitar that I bought in 1987 with a hardshell lined case for 150.00. It has been the best playing guitar I had until I bought my Martin. My 2029 is all blonde and a beauty. It is starting to show it's age a little. If anyone knows where I could find out more about this please let me know. Just curious. p.s it was made in Japan.

2029 crestwood

Ended up with same guitar that my sister gave me 1973, I need to change tuners, saddle etc. its been pretty tough through the years, If you here anything about the 2029 please let me know.

Re:Crestwood Guitar

I have an electric Crestwood also from the Detroit area,I got it used in the mid 70's it's blonde in color all gold plated hardware I compared it to my buddies 68 les paul and the only difference is it was a quarter inch bigger in the body other than that the machine heads are identical in shape and size NOW here's the wierd part I can't find a model # on it anywhere and the only thing even close to a # is on the neck plate were scratched in with a hand engraver 3 o n l y the craftsmanship suggest that it was handmade custom can anyone tell me anything?

Crestwood Guitar #2014

I have a Crestwood Guitar#2014 and would like to know what the value of it is? Its been hardly used and it is in the original case. Thanks

Crestwood acoustic guitar, model# 2069

I have an acoustic model #2069, work has been done on it, just cleaning and bridge replacement, it's my fathers, but i take care of it for him, he still plays it occasionally, and lets me play it. this guitar is pretty nice shape, he knows his brother bought it new in the 1970's, sorry i can't be anymore specific:/ i'm assuming early 70's... 72-74. it was given to my father after years of not being touched, sitting in its case. the guitar shows it's age though, the frets haven't been replaced, so they are very worn, but hey, that means better acting on the neck! the action on this guitar is great, the tuners could use some lube, i think i'm going to do that soon. the fretboard has been restored and cleaned very nicely. there are stress cracks in the clear coat along the back, nothing really bad, just a line. happens with age:/ the guitar's a sunburst color, very nice actually, definitely eye candy. large black pickguard with a floral design on it. it has gibson style crown inlays, and the inlay on the first fret. 20 fret, can't tell you the scale, or length of the fretboard:/ i hope the other owners of these guitars appreciate them as much as i love this one. I don't care what name's on the headstock, this is a remarkable guitar! the tone is beautiful, and the guitar is pure fun to play. the case my father has for this guitar is a VERY heavy-duty Gibson case, plush-lined, hardshell, keylock. and the guitar fits absolutely perfectly, does anyone know what model Gibson this guitar was designed after? I too live in the metro detroit area, and this was where the guitar was originally purchased. i have some HQ pictures of this guitar here.... http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp213/AJDeakin/Crestwood%20Guitar/

Crestwood Acoustic Guitar

This is an update on a previous comment I sent in 2008 on my Crestwood Model 2067. After a lot of looking inside the guitar I have found what appears to be a serial number of 614 with something else in front of it but can't make it out. The guitar has mahogany back and sides with a book matched spruce top. I purchased it new in 1972 not 1970. It could have sat in the music store for awhile and may be older.
It is still a great guitar and has never been worked on.

Crestwood Acoustic Guitar

I purchased a Crestwood acoustic model 2069 from a guy on craigslist for 250.00 He claims he paid 175.00 for it in 1973. All I know is he bought a 3000.00 Gibson and almost cried when I walked off with it. My opinion is this Crestwood has just as beautiful of a sound if not better than the Gibson. At one time they made Gibson from my understanding and was contracted to japan and this was their very own version of the Epiphone and Gibson. We played the guitars together and if you were blindfolded you'd think it was a 3000.00 guitar.. I'm happy! If it's old Jam it out! New guitars are over priced and suck!! Just ask the guy that I walked off with his baby and he knew it!

Re: Crestwood guitar

: I would like to know the history of my old Crestwood guitar model 2016 it was givin to me by my aunt and it was purchased in detroit in a place called novak music which is now out of buisness--Serial #2016
: Thanks

Re: Crestwood guitar

I bought a brand new Crestwood electric a few years ago at a music store in Chesterfield MI. One-A-Chord music store (they also have a website) on Gratiot between 22 and 23 mile road. He carries their whole line. I had there technician set it the action low and calibrate it a few weeks ago and I love it even more.

I love my guitar could not beat it for the price. It has a nice feel and good sound. Very well built. I was looking to buy the Fender Sqier and this guitar beat it hands down.

I know the distributor is in Detroit. They have been around for years. I did find this distributor which is in Madison Heights Michigan only sells to dealers. www.lpdmusic.com Hope this helps!!!

: Crestwood guitar

Ihave a crestwood guitar.that looks like the eiphone sg.can anyone tell me about this guitar.it is said to be a lawsuit guitar
: Thanks

Re: Crestwood guitar

: I would like to know the history of my Crestwood guitar--Serial #2016
: Thanks

Re: Crestwood dreadnaught guitar

: I purchased it new from Campbells Music store in York Pennsylvania about 1970. The model number is 2067. I've look everywhere for a serial number but have not found one. What can you tell me about its origin and makeup (material made from)? What is it worth on todays market? It is a great instrument and has never been worked on since the day I bought it. I continue to play it today.: Thanks

Re: Crestwood guitar

I have a Crestwood acoustic 6-string purchased new by me around 1970. model # 2025, serial # 711. It is in mint condition and has matured harmonically into an excellent instrument. I was told at the time of purchase that it was manufactured by Yamaha to be marketed under the Crestwood label. It was remarkably identical to a Yamaha model then being sold at twice the price. It is NOT in any way similar to the guitar currently marketed as Crestwood model # 2025.

Re: Crestwood guitar

: I have a Crestwood acoustic 6-string purchased new by me around 1970. model # 2025, serial # 711. It is in mint condition and has matured harmonically into an excellent instrument. I was told at the time of purchase that it was manufactured by Yamaha to be marketed under the Crestwood label. It was remarkably identical to a Yamaha model then being sold at twice the price. It is NOT in any way similar to the guitar currently marketed as Crestwood model # 2025.

I also have a Model 2025, Serial No. 426 flat-top, made in Japan and originally purchased by me around 1967 from a Saint Clair Shores, Michigan shop, now no longer in business. The guitar is still in amazingly good sound. Great with Martin Marquis strings. The top is a spruce with mahogany sides and back, black pick guard with a gold vine design in it. It looks very similar to the Gibson J-45. It still plays well but could use another set up. Strings are a little high at the neck. Time has a way of changing everything.
There is a comany in Madison Heights, Michigan ; LPD Music International that distributes the Crestwood, including it's newest line of electrics, the "DIVA". You can maybe contact them at 32575 Industrial Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 248-585-9630 and possibly get more historical info on your acoustic.
Me, I'll just keep playing mine until they have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Regards to all, and keep on rocking.

Re: Crestwood guitar

I have a vintage left handed model 2025, serial number 426. It is available, you can find me at the Royal Oak Farmers Market most Sundays. Tom

Re: Crestwood guitar

oops, I forgot to mention, I bought it in Canton, Ohio

Re: Crestwood guitar

Wow....Imagine my surprise. I have number 2014....And yes, I live in the detroit area, bought it cheap at the Gibralter Trade Center. Was curious if there was a website or something that would explain what wood is used in it's construction.

: I would like to know the history of my Crestwood guitar--Serial #2015
: Thanks

Re: Crestwood guitar

: Wow....Imagine my surprise. I have number 2014....And yes, I live in the detroit area, bought it cheap at the Gibralter Trade Center. Was curious if there was a website or something that would explain what wood is used in it's construction.

: : I would like to know the history of my Crestwood guitar--Serial #2015
: : Thanks

I was looking for information on my guitar. It is a crestwood guitar Serial #311 model 2019. It was given to me in 1967 or 68. I lived in the Toledo Ohio area. My son currently uses it.

Too good for a yard sale???

My husband's got a Crestwood acoustic guitar, model #2064. He said it was just $30.00 when he bought it in Toledo, Ohio, where he was born and raised. He just gave it to me to sell in our upcoming yard sale. But when I strummed it, and heard its gorgeous tone, I thought I'd better check out what it's worth today. May be way too good for a yard sale!?! Could you please let me know it's value - it appears to be in excellent condition.

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Hello i have a acoustic crestwood guitar model 2011 and i can't figure out how old it is or how much its worth. help please

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i still have my first electric guitar. i bout it in 1979, in Michigan. It looks very much like an Ibanez Custom agent. It's still in very good condition, though it mostly just hangs on my wall as decoration. Any information on this and its value would be greatly appreciated. I also have a my first amp, a small wooden cabinet. The brand is "ROCK AMP". any info on that would be cool too.

Crestwood Classical Guitar 311/2019

lol me too! Have a Cerstwood Classical style Guitar serial #311, Model 2019... very good cond. any idea on the $$$ value?

Re: Crestwood guitar -Me Too!

I have a Crestwood too. I love it. Great sound... better with age. Great quilted maple back and sides. I got mine in about 1986. It was given to me by a friend. I live in California, but my friend was from Ohio and that's where he bought it. Mine is a 2029. It would be great to know more about these guitars. Made in Japan.... and made very well. Mine is probably 30 years old now and has no issues at all. Very good sound. Excelent sustain and resonance. Very fine neck. easy to play as a good electric. Please... someone enlighten us about our Crestwoods!

Re: Crestwood guitar -Me Too!

I have a large Crestwood hollowbody. Two pickups, very nice and very nice sounding pickups. The model is 2036. It reminds me of a Gibson ES-350 or Super 400, or even a larger bodied ES-175. I live in Flint Mi which is close to the Detroit distributor. I picked it up at a garage sale a few years ago for $15!! I took it home and plugged it in and was quite surprised. It still has the Ping tuners on it that were there when I bought it.

crestwood

I just got a 2036 crestwood and it reminds me of an old es175 I used to have. I would love to see a picture of yours. Also, I'm not sure what Ping (brand?) tuners are. Email me at ravenswoodie@yahoo.com Thanks, Bob

Re: Crestwood guitar -Me Too!

Helo Alan,

I also have a Crestwood 2029 and it sounds like the twin to your guitar. Same quilted maple back and sides, exquisite neck, low action, etc. I bought mine from the lead guitar player in my high school rock and roll band (I sang lead) in 1973 for $75. It was in South Haven, Michigan, so maybe they were distributed in the Midwest. Wish I too knew more about this great guitar - I still occasionaly gig with it. There are other Crestwood nameplates now out there, but I imgagine that the original Crestwood factory in Japan must have made guitars for someone like Gibson or Guild.

The mystery continues . . .

Good luck and good tunes.

Flip Brown
Burlington, Vermont

: I have a Crestwood too. I love it. Great sound... better with age. Great quilted maple back and sides. I got mine in about 1986. It was given to me by a friend. I live in California, but my friend was from Ohio and that's where he bought it. Mine is a 2029. It would be great to know more about these guitars. Made in Japan.... and made very well. Mine is probably 30 years old now and has no issues at all. Very good sound. Excelent sustain and resonance. Very fine neck. easy to play as a good electric. Please... someone enlighten us about our Crestwoods!

Crestwood Acoustic 2065

Hello I have a Crestwood Acoustic Guitar model #2065. I know nothing about it other than its condition, which isn't the best:

It is a 6-string but 1 string is missing. There are many light surface scratches on the back and one longer scratch on the front. It has 3 picks but they are pretty generic so probably worth nothing.

Can anyone please shoot me some numbers on a vague guess at the guitar's worth, before I list it online somewhere? And maybe a creation year or history of this model, as I have googled the model and cannot find it anywhere.

Thanks for any info you all can give!
Margo

p.s. I don't know if this means anything but the label/tag inside the guitar also says Fine Crafted Guitar 70812 Made in Japan

2022

A friend just gave me a Crestwood 2022 12 string. I was told the back and trim is called tiger maple? It came from around the Toledo Ohio area... I don't really know anything else about it.

Crestwood 12 String model number 2022

I bought this Crestwood 12 String model number 2022 off of a friend in about 1994 or so. I also live in the Detroit area which seems to have a connection to these older Crestwoods. I would just say that this is one fantastic sounding, playing and looking guitar. Its sound is better then many many high end guitars I pick up at GC or Elderlys or whereever I may be around nicer guitars. I had a cousin who has a great collection of guitars and lives in Kentuky pick it up. He was blown away by it. I used to tell him that was my main guitar, could tell he was skeptical about it. That was until he picked it up and started playing it. I actually have it strung as a 6 string. I've played it like that for all these years. The guy who sold it to me made me promise him if I ever decided to get rid of it that I sell it back to him. I wanted a 12 sting at the time. He had two, an ovation and this Crestwood. I wanted the ovation but he decided he didn't want to part with that one because he payed so much more for it. But he told me he loved that Crestwood more. He was just in need of money at the time, but I could tell his heart was not into parting ways with it. I would love to know more about these wonderful old Crestwoods made in Japan. Were they only distributed in the midwest? Seems that is a connection everybodys story has in common. Anyway I'm glad I'm one of the people wondering about this awesome guitar I have.

crestwood 2029

mine is acoustic /like gibson dove ajustable bridge/sadle

: I also have a <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> <b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">2029</b> and it sounds like the twin to your guitar. Same quilted maple back and sides, exquisite neck, low action, etc. I bought mine from the lead guitar player in my high school rock and roll band (I sang lead) in 1973 for $75. It was in South Haven, Michigan, so maybe they were distributed in the Midwest. Wish I too knew more about this great guitar - I still occasionaly gig with it. There are other <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> nameplates now out there, but I imgagine that the original <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> factory in Japan must have made guitars for someone like Gibson or Guild.

: The mystery continues . . .

: Good luck and good tunes.

: Flip Brown
: Burlington, Vermont

:
: : I have a <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> too. I love it. Great sound... better with age. Great quilted maple back and sides. I got mine in about 1986. It was given to me by a friend. I live in California, but my friend was from Ohio and that's where he bought it. Mine is a <b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">2029</b>. It would be great to know more about these guitars. Made in Japan.... and made very well. Mine is probably 30 years old now and has no issues at all. Very good sound. Excelent sustain and resonance. Very fine neck. easy to play as a good electric. Please... someone enlighten us about our Crestwoods!

Re: crestwood 2029

: mine is acoustic /like gibson dove ajustable bridge/sadle

: : I also have a <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> <b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">2029</b> and it sounds like the twin to your guitar. Same quilted maple back and sides, exquisite neck, low action, etc. I bought mine from the lead guitar player in my high school rock and roll band (I sang lead) in 1973 for $75. It was in South Haven, Michigan, so maybe they were distributed in the Midwest. Wish I too knew more about this great guitar - I still occasionaly gig with it. There are other <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> nameplates now out there, but I imgagine that the original <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> factory in Japan must have made guitars for someone like Gibson or Guild.

: : The mystery continues . . .

: : Good luck and good tunes.

: : Flip Brown
: : Burlington, Vermont

: :
: : : I have a <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Crestwood</b> too. I love it. Great sound... better with age. Great quilted maple back and sides. I got mine in about 1986. It was given to me by a friend. I live in California, but my friend was from Ohio and that's where he bought it. Mine is a <b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">2029</b>. It would be great to know more about these guitars. Made in Japan.... and made very well. Mine is probably 30 years old now and has no issues at all. Very good sound. Excelent sustain and resonance. Very fine neck. easy to play as a good electric. Please... someone enlighten us about our Crestwoods!

hi,, I too am having alot of trouble finding info on my Crestwood, s#2030 from japan,,, if anybody knows anything or a good link too check out,, please text me at 267 702-7998

Re: Crestwood guitar -Me Too!

i have a 2029b also just bought it some info please

Re: Crestwood guitar -Me Too!

Like the rest of you, I just bought a Crestwood acoustic guitar and wondered what the history might be. I found some general information about them at wikipedia. It seems they were manufactured by the Japanese company Matsumoku that made guitars for several different well known brands, including Gibson, Fender and Washburn. The Crestwood name is still around and is owned by Gibson/Epiphone as a low priced guitar for kids and beginners. The early Crestwoods were made by the Matsumoku Company sometime between 1950 and 1985 when the company went out of business.

I know that mine (a model 2024 / serial number 324) is at least 35 years old, as I bought it from a guy who owned it that long.

I hope this helps.

Crestwood owner

Just found your blog. I have #2065, given to me by a friend in Michigan. Plays easy, has a great sound. I'd like to know when it was made. Anybody? --Jamie in West Virginia

Re: Crestwood owner

My #2067 I have had since I bought at Guitar and Drum in Detroit in June 1970. The drummer in my band loves playing my Crestwood - he loves the sound and ease of this guitar. I never knew much about the guitar. I remember taking along a great guitar player with me to the store and he and the sales person raved about it for the $100 it ran.

Re: Crestwood owner

who'd-a-thunk-it...people talking about 40 year old crestwoods!! i just picked up a 2067 for $50.00 w/case at a flea market. Plays and sounds great. The guy i got it from said he thought it was a 1970.

Re: Crestwood owner

I"ve had a Crestwood since 1970. Don't play it much, but out of curiosity Googled it to see if anyone knew anything about it. It's a model 2019, serial # 2. It always played well and sounded very good for an inexpensive guitar.

: who'd-a-thunk-it...people talking about 40 year old crestwoods!! i just picked up a 2067 for $50.00 w/case at a flea market. Plays and sounds great. The guy i got it from said he thought it was a 1970.

Re: Crestwood owner

I have a Crestwood 2067 that I bought at Wonderland Music on Michigan Ave in East Dearborn in July, 1971. Still plays and sounds great. I can't believe how underrated they have been over the years. Just had it set-up again a few months ago and it sounds like new. The neck is in perfect condition with low action and no string buzz.

Re: Crestwood owner

I have a Crestwood 2067 that I bought at Wonderland Music on Michigan Ave in East Dearborn in July, 1971. Still plays and sounds great. I can't believe how underrated they have been over the years. Just had it set-up again a few months ago and it sounds like new. The neck is in perfect condition with low action and no string buzz.

Re: Crestwood #2065

I just picked this up at Vinnie's for $75. I also like the sound, and wonder when it was made

Re: Crestwood #2065

: I just picked this up at Vinnie's for $75. I also like the sound, and wonder when it was made

Re: Crestwood #2065

: : I just picked this up at Vinnie's for $75. I also like the sound, and wonder when it was made

I have a Crestwood, Model #2067, which I bought in 1972 at Wonderland Music in Detroit for about $100.
Was made in Japan. Still playing it, lasted through college, many years of playing.

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