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1963 Epiphone FT-79 Texan SOLD



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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