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Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Cherryburst 

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  • Body Style: Advanced Jumbo
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back: Solid mahogany
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The guitar that brought "Yesterday" to life.

This Epiphone Acoustic Electric Guitar was inspired by the 1964 Texan acoustic with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back to a deliver full, rich tone. The guitar's one-piece, 25-1/2"-scale mahogany neck is secured with a glued-in dovetailed neck joint and is topped with a rosewood fretboard. Proper tuning is assured by vintage tuners with small buttons.

The Epiphone guitar's rosewood reversed belly bridge has a traditional saddle. The Shadow NanoFlex pickup and preamp system is made for high quality, all solid wood guitars. The preamp has volume, bass, and treble controls. Case sold separately.

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Features
  • Body Style: Advanced Jumbo
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back: Solid mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Tuners: Vintage with Small Buttons
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Neck: One-piece mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back: Solid mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Reversed Belly rosewood
  • Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
  • Controls: Master volume, 1-Hi EQ, 1-Low EQ
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Finish: Antique Natural Poylurethane
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneInspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

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        Very Nice Guitar!

        I was pleasantly suprised at the sound and feel of this guitar. I have tried many low cost acoustics before, but none that I would actually consider gigging with. The Shadow pickup and...Read complete review

        I was pleasantly suprised at the sound and feel of this guitar. I have tried many low cost acoustics before, but none that I would actually consider gigging with. The Shadow pickup and pre-amp sound very good. The guitar has a pretty big tone considering the price. The only thing that I was really disapointed with, was the quality of the tuners and the setup. The nut needed to be shimmed and re-cut, the bridge saddle needed to be shaved and the stock tuners were pretty much useless. The low E popped and skipped teeth when trying to tune to pitch. Had it not been for these two issues, I would have rated it a 5 star. I would like to see Epiphone upgrade the tuners, set it up right at the factory and I would glady pay more for it. Despite the issues, this one is a keeper.

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        buyer beware

        When I received this guitar I was pleased with the finsh and the tone of the instrument. Upon examiming the guitar, I noticed blemishes in the finsh which I could not live with....Read complete review

        When I received this guitar I was pleased with the finsh and the tone of the instrument. Upon examiming the guitar, I noticed blemishes in the finsh which I could not live with. I returned the guitar for a new one. The new one arrived with no blemishes in the finsh. When i tried to record this guitar. I noticed that there was extreme noise from the pickup. I tried a DI Box and the noise was still there. I now have to go through warranty to resolve the issue. Do not buy this guitar

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        5.0

        Super Value Solid Top & Back Guitar!

        By Mao Rouge

        from Southern Illinois

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        Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I totally lucked-out and scored this from musciansfriend for two hundred & fifty-five & nineteen pennies because it was a Return with finish issues. I personally wouldn't pee-pee on a Gibson if it was on fire, but I took a chance on this thing merely because I wanted the vanity of owing a solid top guitar and this was the only way it was going to happen, lol.

        My guess is that this top and back are from Gibson stock that didn't make the AAA grade, so they gave it to Epiphone and said go for it. And because of that us poor folk have came into quite a jim dandy guitar at a budget price.

        Mine came with way, WAY too high action and neck relief, but that was easily cured. For sure the nut, saddle, and bridge pins are plastic and I'll be replacing mine with Tusq just to see out of curiosity if it's a big jump in quality of sound. I can assure you that the bracing is nicely thin and scalloped CORRECTLY. I point that out because of how some guitars go overkill and put thick log bracing in the top in order for the guitar to outlast the warranty for the top getting a 5/8 inch "belly," lol!
        And on the "belly," mine apparently has a built in 3/32 inch one built in to it; as it stayed that way with strings off and weighted down heavily while I thoroughly humidified the guitar for 3 days. But I'm not worried about putting 13s on this and any increase belly down the road, because I'm putting a JLD Bridge Doctor in this guitar.

        I will say I'm disappointed that they thickly poly coated this guitar... but you can't have it all, hey? All in all I say get one of these even if you have to pay six-thirty after tax at a store, but certainly go for it at three ninety-nine at musciansfriend, as you'll be glad you did.

        As to the electronics I don't give a hoot and am not qualified to thumbs up or down the "NanoFlex" thingy installed in this guitar. I will say it works without noise and mines wires were secured nicely. There IS a "Phase" button hidden under the Treble control dial, and it's very awkward to get to, and I've no idea if that button pushed down is "in phase" or "out phase," and the included Epiphone manual does not say.

        Do be aware that for this price these guitars don't come "setup." So get ready for some arm and wrist numbing sanding of the saddle and nut. And do remove that wooden shim that's under the pizzo pickup in the bridge's saddle slot.
        And yes the tuners are a joke, but criminey-out-loud this is a quality solid back and front guitar so I'm not complaining and will gladly go fourty-seven buckaroos in to get some nice 19:1 babies on there.

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        5.0

        Inspired By 1964 Texan Acoustic Electric

        Pros

        • Great looking
        • Great Quality At Low Pric
        • Great sustain
        • Well Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Acoustic Application

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The Inspired By 1964 Texan is literally a great find in low priced acoustic electric dreadnoughts!!! I am amazed at the quality and sound it has at this price point ?? Solid Sitka spruce and solid mahogany back , with laminate mahogany sides, with a sound that emulates a much more expensive guitar. It is loud and bright and sonorous, very punchy hog sound. I have many expensive acoustics ,big brand name guitars, and this one is not too far behind in producing great clarity and articulation in all catagories. Took it to my guitar tech to have bone nut and bridge installed and he informed me that it had a bone nut and bridge already on it . WOW !! Thank you Gibson /Epiphone for the nice factory surprise. Added bone bridge pins and it sounds fantastic!! The shadow pick up is also nice.This is one of the best value acoustics I have ever encountered.I am blown away with this purchase, bought it for my son;in order for him not to mess with my Gibsons, Martins, and Bourgeious guitars and now am keeping it for myself. I will get him another , this one is special!! Fit and finish is great, and bracing makes it zing, will play on stage with this Texan ,along with my expensive acoustics. Check one out for yourself. Maybe I got lucky on this one,but I am truly AMAZED

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          5.0

          Unbelievably good

          By Cliffy Huntington

          from Sandston, Virginia

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balance
          • ease of play
          • feel
          • Looks
          • Projection
          • Tone
          • Volume

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Everything
          • everything and anything
          • Everything And Everything
          • Live performance
          • Playing at home
          • Practicing
          • Writing songs

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar in Antique Natural 2 months ago. It was built in Indonesia in January of 2014 and boy did I get a good one. It is astounding how good this thing looks, feels and sounds. It is as loud as it is articulate. The laminate sides are high quality laminate that serve the purpose of ensuring this instrument doesn't crack over time, but you get the solid top and back to really help drive the killer tone this guitar delivers.

          Whether you use your fingers or a pick (or a combination of both) this guitar delivers perfectly on all fronts.

          The action was perfect right out of the box...nice and low with absolutely no buzz.

          I'm so glad I bought this guitar. There's literally nothing I don't like about it.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very good value

          By Zach

          from OR

          Pros

          • Excellent Tone And Volume
          • Good Playability

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Go-anywhere Guitar

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I own two very good (much more expensive) acoustic guitars. I wanted something with comparable tone and volume that could I could take anywhere (a tall order). Well, I played many low-end guitars and was not at all happy with any of them. Then, I happened upon this one and I must say that it is an incredible value. If it were my only guitar I would be happy. It is not as good as either of my other two guitars but it fits the bill exactly for what I had in mind.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a great all solid guitar

          Pros

          • Fingerstyle Playing

          Cons

          • not find

          Best Uses

          • Fingerstyle

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          i just got mine this week... and Woowww... it´s amazing to play an all solid guitar, smooth action, sounds like angels while your doing a fingerstyle! Well done Epiphone! You surpresed me a lot!

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Mixed review

          By napalmbalm

          from Olathe, KS

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I've been wanting a non-cutaway acoustic/electric, and wanting to try a slope-shoulder acoustic, too. I love cowboy guitars, but can't afford a real Gibson, so I gave this a try.

          With the solid top and back, I was expecting more volume. It's a little flat, and new-sounding. I'm trying to have the patience to keep this and let the wood cure and get louder over time. Also, I've had a luthier look at it and it definitely needs a fret-dress. The 4th and 8th frets are causing some buzzing, and the action is fairly high now.

          The nut, bridge and end pins look horribly cheap plastic, so I'm going to replace all those in a few months. That might help the tone. The low E especially has a dull non-sustainy thud when played, which is a bummer. Maybe new nut and end pins will help that. The A rings out much nicer.

          It is a beautiful guitar, and so cool vintage looking. I guess I wish it didn't have such a thick poly finish, even though it looks nice, so the wood could breathe a bit more.

          The neck is thicker than most modern acoustic necks, so that's something to consider.

          The pickup is a nice touch, and sounds good. I like that Epi put the neck strap button on. I got the sunburst, and it is very lovely in natural and stage light...the stock pictures really don't do it justice at all. It's a unique burst, but I like it.

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          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Nice Guitar!

          By Big Rand

          from Traverse City Michigan

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          Pros

          • Great electronics
          • Great tone
          • Solid Top And Back
          • Vintage looks

          Cons

          • Cheap Tuners
          • Poor Factory Set-up

          Best Uses

          • Gigging
          • Practice
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I was pleasantly suprised at the sound and feel of this guitar. I have tried many low cost acoustics before, but none that I would actually consider gigging with. The Shadow pickup and pre-amp sound very good. The guitar has a pretty big tone considering the price. The only thing that I was really disapointed with, was the quality of the tuners and the setup. The nut needed to be shimmed and re-cut, the bridge saddle needed to be shaved and the stock tuners were pretty much useless. The low E popped and skipped teeth when trying to tune to pitch. Had it not been for these two issues, I would have rated it a 5 star. I would like to see Epiphone upgrade the tuners, set it up right at the factory and I would glady pay more for it. Despite the issues, this one is a keeper.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Okay for the price

          By Uncleknubs

          from Pacific NorthWest

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          Pros

          • Nice Sounding Wood

          Cons

          • Set-up

          Best Uses

          • Anything Acoustic

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This is a good guitar especially for the price, the wood is nice the weight feels solid, the sound is very nice. Unfortunately the set up was not so good but this was easily fixed so not a big deal. The only real issue was it had an awful lacquer smell the lacquer had not cured properly yet, it must have been shipped right after spraying, it took 3 weeks for the smell to mellow out but it finally did. Overall this is a good guitar for the price.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Blown away by this guitar

          Pros

          • Action
          • Dense Material Nut
          • feel
          • Great electronics
          • Great finish
          • Solid Top And Back
          • Subtle Controls
          • Tone

          Cons

          • Had To Adjust Intonation

          Best Uses

          • Gigs Of All Kinds

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Well. I wanted to wait for a $1000 dollar range guitar. But I realized I would have to wait years before I can afford that. So I took a risk with the Texan. I couldn't be more pleased. Tone, feel, everything about this guitar was as good (some cases better) as many $1000 price range guitars I've tested and played. I had to get adjust the intonation on the guitar. And found out that there is a strange material for the nuts. It's not bone but it is as dense as bone. Which that's a huge plus for me.

          The only thing I don't like is how 1 or 2 stupid reviews ruin what should be a 5 star guitar.

          If you want a 1000 dollar sounding guitar for more than half the price. The Epiphone Texan is the way to go!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A fantastic buy if you can set it up

          By A Guitarist

          from Pennsylvania

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Great tone
          • Great tuners
          • Superb wood choice
          • Top-notch electrics

          Cons

          • 15th fret buzz
          • Came with a dead battery
          • High action
          • Not polished in spots
          • Truss Rod read below

          Best Uses

          • Campfire
          • Fingerstyle
          • Gigs
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This is a beautiful looking, great sounding acoustic/electric guitar with a fantastic price. ALTHOUGH, mine came with an unbearably high action, a truss-rod that was improperly adjusted, the finish was dull in some spots and had sanding scratches, slight buzz at the 15th fret when playing between the 10th and 14th frets, and a nearly dead battery in the pre-amp. Luckily I was able to fix the truss rod issue (it was tightened in the wrong direction, if you have this problem loosen it all the way until it feels free and keep turning in the same direction until it begins to tighten again). After being tightened about 1 full turn it was nice and low. I filed the frets down evenly, eliminating the 15th fret buzz, replaced the battery, and polished the dull spots. Now it plays like a dream. I may have only had a bad specimen, I don't think they're all this way. It's not MF's fault, and I know they would have replaced it had I called them (I know from past experiences that Musician's Friend has fantastic customer service), but I like having a little project now and then. Overall, this is a great guitar, and if you buy one and have any problems, just let MF know and they will be happy to help you out. Don't let this review discourage you too much. This is my go-to acoustic for all of my needds. This is probably the best acoustic/electric under $1,000.

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