1964 Epiphone Texan FT79N – Natural
We present an original 1964 Epiphone Texan FT79N – Natural. Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Gibson began producing the Epiphone FT79 Texan a long scale (25.4″) J-50 with slope shoulder tone. The 1964 version of the Texan is the most popular because of its association with Paul McCartney and The Beatles.
This wonderful flat-top features a spruce top and mahogany sides, back and neck. Blackened peghead veneer with Epiphone pearl inlay. “Cloud” inlay in center of peghead. Truss rod cover has the “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 good shape with a few nicks, dings and finish checking and other cosmetic wear. The E emblem is missing on the original pickguard
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. This flat top sounds and plays fantastic. You can definitely hear it has been loved and played.
Comes with a newer hardshell case.
Repairs that has been done by a professional Luthier.
- Few crack repairs on the top.
- Extra strap button added to the guitar.