1951 Epiphone FT-110

1951 Epiphone FT-110

Pre-Gibson Epiphone flat-top guitars are often described as "rare as hen's teeth." The FT-110 started as a square shouldered model but soon transitioned, as all Epi models did, to the more rounded body seen here. This guitar was made in the original New York factory before the workforce troubles and…
1964 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

1964 Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado

Big pickguards and Western motifs were all the rage in the early 1960s. Gibson introduced a new Epiphone model in 1963 called the FT-90 El Dorado as a counterpart to its short scale Gibson branded Hummingbird. The El Dorado featured square shoulders, a long 25 1/2" scale length, Mahogany back…
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,…
1969 Gibson ES-335td

1969 Gibson ES-335td

The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958 with a revolutionary new design: a double cutaway, thin solid body with hollow wings electric guitar. The thin body of this guitar was constructed of a laminated Maple arched top and back but had a solid center Maple block running down the center of…
1958 Gibson J-200

1958 Gibson J-200

The Gibson SJ-200 was introduced to the public in 1938 after a short run of three guitars for singing cowboy Ray Whitley. At $200, it was the most expensive flat-top guitar in the Gibson line up. Gibson purchased the Epiphone company in October in 1957 and received many unused parts…
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…