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1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan Acoustic (consignment) SOLD

It’s almost a certainty that you’ve heard a mid-1960’s Epiphone FT-79 Texan – Paul McCartney used his on the recording of ‘Yesterday’, which appeared on the 1965 Beatles album ‘Help!” and as a single; and on the tune ‘Blackbird’, on the Beatles’ White Album.

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2006 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2006 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This 2006 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II is in great shape. The compact body is comfortable yet full-sounding, and the hardware is of good quality. It’s had so little use that the foam shipping strip is still under the bridge!

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1963 Epiphone FT-79 Texan SOLD

1963 Epiphone FT-79 Texan  SOLD

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.

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1939 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway Archtop Guitar (consignment) SOLD

1939 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway Archtop Guitar (consignment)  SOLD

In the time between the World Wars, giant archtops ruled the Earth’s stages and bandstands, and in that period, Epiphone was one of the most dominant names. During the 1930’s, Epiphone used the ‘Masterbilt’ label to denote higher-end instruments.

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1965 Epiphone FT85 Serenader 12-String Acoustic (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

1965 Epiphone FT85 Serenader 12-String Acoustic (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

The Epiphone name was first used on guitars in 1928 by Epaminodas Stathopoulo, but his father Anastasios Stathopoulo had been building instruments since 1873, starting in what is now Smyrna, Turkey. They moved to the United States in 1903. Epiphone focused on high quality archtops, and their instruments were very prominent;

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Epiphone ES-355 Ebony (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Epiphone ES-355 Ebony (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Presenting the Epiphone ES-355 Ebony! The ES-355 was introduced by Gibson in 1958 and was an instant hit. The combination of arcthop tone and class, and solidbody sustain, brightness and feedback rejection at volume makes the design extremely verstatile.

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