|Comments||Epiphone flat-tops date back to the 1940’s, and the FT-79 Texan first appeared in 1942. The last of the original (non-reissue) production was in 1970, when Gibson ownership changed hands to Norlin.
The Epiphone Texan has appeared on a number of recordings, and it’s almost certain that you’ll have heard at least one of them. ‘Yesterday’ features a 1964 model played by Paul McCartney on the 1965 Beatles ‘Help!’ album and film, and that guitar also appears on ‘Mother Nature’s Son’.
This 1963 Epiphone FT-79 Texan is in good playing condition and has a great tone. It’s had some work done – the original plastic bridge has been replaced with a rosewood part.
|Serial Number||114559, built during 1963 at the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.|
|Pricing||$2,450.00 CAD with original hardshell case. SOLD!|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl parallelogram position markers, Epiphone logo and leaf on the headstock.|
|Frets||Original frets with noticeable play wear, particularly in the lowest positions.|
|Body||Gibson ‘Advanced Jumbo’ style body, with sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides.|
|Finish||Original gloss nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original Gibson Deluxe (Kluson strip) type tuners with creme plastic buttons, wooden adjustable saddle. Faux tortoise pickguard with classic Epiphone E logo.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and has a hauntingly familiar tone.|
|Case||Original hardshell case in 7/10 condition.|
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