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


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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
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