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…
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…
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…
1966 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1966 Epiphone FT-79 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-45 with powerful yet sweet Gibson slope shoulder tone. When the New York made Epiphone laminate necks started running out,…
1958 Epiphone FT-79 Texan

1958 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-79 Texan with original case and hang tag

1964 Epiphone FT-79 Texan with original case and hang tag

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,…
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