The Epiphone Texan FT-79 is an earlier
Epiphone guitar, an answer to the brand's '40s flattops. Right after Gibson bought Epiphone in '57, the
company redesigned those '40s flattops to incorporate some of the design elements
of the Gibson J-45, like a sloped shoulder and a shorter scale length, giving
birth to what they eventually renamed the Texan. This mahogany-bodied, spruce-topped
dreadnought was made famous by none other than Paul McCartney, and can be heard
on the recording of "Yesterday." The Texan has also been used by the likes of
Kurt Cobain, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher, and Peter Frampton. This particular guitar serial # dates it to
1965 or 1968……
Body: Acoustic sloped
shoulder / dreadnought style guitar.
This guitar has a solid spruce top with mahogany back & sides. The top & back on this guitar are fully
Mahogany neck with the original
Kluson-Deluxe tuning keys & the classic Epiphone logo. This instrument has a rosewood fingerboard
with block inlays, 20 frets, 1.56” nut width & a scale length of 25.25”. The frets are in good shape & have a ton
of life left in them.
No electronics, original Kluson-Deluxe
chrome tuning keys (3-in-line on a side).
Rosewood replacement bridge with original adjustable saddle.
This vintage Epiphone does have a few
small dings on the top and the guitar is developing some cool checking
throughout the guitar. The bridge on
this guitar does have a slight amount of lift in the center, however, the
bridge is still solid & we don’t think it is getting any worse since we
have had the guitar. There is a small
place on the body near the strap button pin that shows some scuffing or wear
that may be the result of a guitar strap in the case for too long….Overall this
guitar shows wear & tear that is consistent with a guitar from the 1960’s.
This awesome guitar plays great – the instrument
doesn’t buzz & the notes all play up & down the fingerboard. The action is low & we have had this
guitar set up with 12’s by our in-house luthier.
4 lbs, 7 oz.
Case: This guitar comes with an old school chipboard
case that is black with red interior….