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…
1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

1968 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

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. The solid Sitka Spruce top and solid…
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…
1964 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1964 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…
1958 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

1958 Epiphone FT-79N Texan

The Epiphone FT-79 Texan was introduced in 1958, just after the Gibson buyout in October of 1957. Gibson used leftover NY Epiphone long scale necks and mated them to a J-45 body. The resulting guitar was both attractive and a fine instrument that took advantage of both brand's strengths. The earliest…
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…