I have three of these: 61,62 and The adjustable bridge 62 wins hands down. Admittedly the finish is well worn with a lot of character.
The Epiphone Texan is an acoustic flattop guitar of the advanced Jumbo type. Recent models have an integrated light-weight internal electric pickup fitted; the original model was acoustic only. The FT was produced by the Epiphone company starting in
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This one was made during the time Gibson was ''The Norlin'' Corperation. Bolt on neck, sunburst top. These bad boys were produced from Wow, the guitar sounds great and looks great.
The story of the Epiphone Texan or FT79 as it was first known follows a long and winding road that begins in and passes through honky tonk country, the folk revival, the British Invasion, 70s rock, New Wave, Grunge, Britpop, and Americana. Considering the many other fine acoustic instruments that share the Texan's timeline, it could have easily wound up as a curiosity among collectors like so many other guitars from the pre-rock era. And at various times, both the Epiphone and Gibson company dismantled, abused, and stopped production of the Texan even while The Beatles--the Texan's most famous admirers--were still together, no less.
Made with selected Spruce top for finest resonance, Mahogany back and rims, Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod, Rosewood fingerboard with distinctive pearl inlays. Peghead with pearl-inlaid design and name. Attractive ivoroid purfling ring and large shell celluloid pickguard, Rosewood bridge, Nickel-plated enclosed machine heads.
This is a great-sounding guitar, with a huge, booming low end and lots of snap and balance across the fingerboard. Changed tuners, strap button added to neck heel and some artistic decoration of the pickguard score this one high points in the mojo category. Priced with hard case!
The rivalry probably existed well before then, but as Epiphone eventually transformed its primary focus from building banjos and mandolins to guitars, the competition between the two companies became increasingly evident. Gorgeous and stylish, these instruments lived up to their big city, aristocratic names—Broadway, Emperor, De Luxe—in every way. The rivalry between Gibson and Epiphone significantly drove the evolution of archtop acoustic and electric guitars during this period.