Epiphone 1964 Texan FT-79N, Mahogany & Spruce - Pre-Owned

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The Gibson-made Epiphone FT-79 Texan had an initial run from 1958 to 1970, and this 1964 model comes right out of its heyday. Made famous by Paul McCartney and frequently popping up in the hands of many other guitarists and singer-songwriters of the era, the Texan is a large-bodied mahogany and spruce guitar that's well suited to big, open strumming and fingerpicking. The shape is similar to that of a slope-shouldered J-45, but with a longer 25.5" scale length, and it sports a unique adjustable bridge. The bright, clean, and big tone of this guitar is immediately evocative of folk-rock albums of the 1960s and 70s.

Overall condition is very good, especially given the age, and the playability and set-up are excellent. There is some lacquer checking on the top, and a spot of discoloration on the back on the lower bout, as well as what appears to be a small repaired crack. Do note the unusually narrow 1-5/8" nut width. Snag yourself a bit of music history with this one!

  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany w/ round D profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony 
  • Bridge: Ebony with adjustable saddle
  • Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Nut width: 1-5/8"
  • String spacing at bridge: 2-1/16"
  • Serial number: 207345
  • Year of build: 1964

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