We present an original 1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan. Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Gibson began producing the Epiphone FT-79 Texan a long scale (25.4″) J-50 with slope shoulder tone. The 1964 natural version of the Texan is the most popular because of its association with Paul McCartney and The Beatles.
This wonderful flat-top features spruce top, mahogany back, sides and neck. Blackened peghead veneer with Epiphone pearl inlay. “Cloud” inlay in center of peghead. Truss rod cover has “E-brand” stamp. Pearl “half parallelogram” inlays with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Antiqued cream bindings with the top edge having white/black/white, and the back edge with single binding. Original tortoise celluloid pickguard, rosewood adjustable bridge with ceramic saddle.
This Epiphone Texan has no cracks or repairs on the back, only belt buckle wear. There is an extra hole near the heel for a strap button. Overall, this guitar is in great shape with normal nicks, dings and finish checking. The spruce top has one long crack from the bridge to the binding, one very short crack next to it and a pickguard crack. There is wear on the inside of the soundhole from picking. Comes with a “C” shaped neck profile with 1-5/8″ width at nut.
Comes with a newer hardshell case. Latches and handle are in perfect working order.
Repairs that has been done by a professional Luthier.
- Few crack repairs on the top.