Epiphone FT-79, Solid Maple & Solid Spruce - Pre-Owned

Make an enquiry

Spread the cost

  • Open to all
  • 25% deposit secures the guitar
  • Spread the remaining cost over 3 months

View finance options


Made in 1951 in Epiphone’s New York factory, this 16” mini-jumbo Epiphone FT-79 is a seldom seen model from Epiphone’s pre-Gibson era. Sporting a flat solid spruce top, with solid maple sides, and a laminate arched maple back, this FT-79 has a strong, clear, and full tone. With a scale length of 25 5/8”, this guitar rewards a player with a powerful, throaty rumble that remains focused and tight in the bass and lower mids. With plenty of volume to drive a band, and very natural feeling playing dynamics, this rare 1951 Epiphone FT-79 is truly a hidden gem.

  • Year: 1951
  • Top: Solid Spruce 
  • Back & Sides: Solid Maple Sides, Laminate Arched Maple Back 
  • Rosette: b/w Line
  • Purfling: None
  • Backstrip: None
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid 
  • Neck: Mahogany, Walnut Strip 
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fretboard Wood: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Peg Head Style: Standard
  • Peg Head Veneer: Black 
  • Fretboard Binding: None
  • Fretboard Inlays: MOP Parallelogram 
  • Tuners: N Deluxe 
  • Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood 
  • Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Saddle Material: Ebony
  • Saddle Type: Cut through 
  • Nut Material: Bone 
  • Pickguard: Tortoise 
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16”
  • Spacing at Saddle: 2 5/16”
  • Scale Length: 25 5/8” 
  • Body Depth:  4”
  • Body Length: 19 7/8”
  • Upper Bout: 12”
  • Lower Bout: 16”
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable 
  • Brace Pattern: X-braced
  • S/N: 62557


Fully insured global shipping

All instruments ship direct from Nashville to anywhere in the world, fully insured with trusted global couriers

Easy Returns

Every guitar comes with a 72-hour appraisal period so if you're not satisfied you can return the instrument to us

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

Secure payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied