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Epiphone Texan FT-79 1966 (consignment) SOLD

January 4, 2012
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Serial Number 801119, built 1966 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Pricing $2499.99 CND with case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, parallellogram mother of pearl position markers.
Frets Medium frets with some wear in the lower positions.
Body Advanced-Jumbo slope shoulder design with bound and purfled spruce top, bound mahogany back and sides. The original adjustable-saddle bridge has been replaced with a rosewood part with bone saddle. The Tortoise pickguard is likely not original, though it has the correct shape and size; the originals had the Epiphone logo. There is a small pickguard shrinkage crack common to guitars of this era. Some play wear on the top.
Finish Original clear lacquer finish, with much checking (expected on an instrument of this age).
Hardware/electronics non-original Kluson deluxe tuners with metal buttons (as would be found on 1967 models), bone saddle has been shaped for compensation on the B string, strap pin added to the heel.
Playability/Action Plays very well at a standard action height. The bridge has been shaved in the past.
Case Case included.
Comments This wonderful old piece is still very playable. Epiphone Texans of this period were fully pro-level guitars, and indeed were the most expensive slope-shoulder model in the Gibson line. You can hear them on many Beatles tunes after 1964; one of the most famous examples is Yesterday.The slope shoulder design slightly reduces the amount of bottom end, evening out the tonal response. Overall, this is a great guitar with a great sound, and a place in musical history.

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