1965 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1965 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog, "Texan: a Jumbo flat top guitar with a booming voice, fine response, and a fast-action neck, and many more fine features, exceptional at its popular price. Made with selected Spruce top for finest resonance, Mahogany back and rims, Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod, Rosewood fingerboard…
1965 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier

1965 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Frontier - A jumbo like no other! Epiphone's finest in this popular size and the pride of Country & Western artists who prize the beauty of its tone, deep bass, and big volume. The Frontier has the mellow sound so ideal for voice accompaniment..... the…
1965 Epiphone FT-45 Cortez

1965 Epiphone FT-45 Cortez

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Cortez - distinctive in appearance with a beautiful golden shaded flat top and traditional shape. Distinctive in features with a mellow, resonant tone and fast, low action neck. Top is specially selected Spruce providing a fine sounding board, back and rims are Mahogany. Mahogany neck with…
1965 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier Refinished

1965 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier Refinished

When Gibson purchased Epiphone in 1957 there was already a line of great flat-top guitars in place. Gibson decided to revamp their FT-110 model featuring Maple back and sides with a new square shoulder body style- the first Gibson had ever made. In 1962, Gibson introduced the Gibson version of this guitar…
early 1965 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado w/Rim Stinger

early 1965 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado w/Rim Stinger

Gibson's line of Epiphone branded acoustic guitars gained a new model in 1963: the FT-90 El Dorado. The FT-90 was essentially a long scale Hummingbird with an attractive long pickguard, natural finish (also available on the Hummingbird in '63), and trapezoid fretboard inlays. Like the FT-110 Frontier, the El Dorado's…
1965 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1965 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

From the 1961 Epiphone catalog: "Texan: A jumbo flat-top guitar with booming voice, fine response, a fast-action neck, and many more fine features, exceptional at its popular price. Made with selected Spruce top for finest resonance, Mahogany back and rims, Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod, Rosewood fingerboard with distinctive…
1965 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1965 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

The Epiphone FT-79 model made quite a transition when the Gibson company purchased Epiphone in 1957. The FT-79 had previously been made with a long scale neck and a peanut shaped body with an arched back. The Gibson acquisition meant that many of the half finished parts from the old…
1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1964 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

Gibson began producing the FT-79 Texan immediately after the Epiphone buyout in 1957 by attaching leftover Epiphone necks to Gibson J-50 bodies. The result was essentially a long scale (25.5") J-50 with powerful yet sweet Gibson slope shoulder tone. When the New York made Epiphone laminate necks started running out,…
1967 Fender Coronado II Lake Placid Blue Metallic

1967 Fender Coronado II Lake Placid Blue Metallic

Fender's Coronado II model was introduced in 1965 amidst many changes for the company. Leo had just sold the company to CBS who was not afraid to branch out and expand from the company's successful line of solid body electric guitars. The Coronado line was a response to Gibson's popular…