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Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Cherryburst  (Used)

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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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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

(based on 21 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Blown away by this 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....Read complete review

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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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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(2 of 2 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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(1 of 1 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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(6 of 6 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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(6 of 7 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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(2 of 2 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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(6 of 6 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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(3 of 3 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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Condition 2

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

I got a great deal from Musiciansfriend because it had a little scratch, but honestly it is barely noticeable. The guitar came very well setup with low action. Everything is working perfectly.
This guitar sounds amazing unplugged. Deep strong bass, good sustain and a very balanced sound. it is also very loud when you want it to. The grain on the solid spruce top is very thick and looks beautiful. The Wilkinson tuners are a little stiff but they look awesome. I goot the vintage cherry burst finish and it just looks stunning. I think the electronics are a nice feature but they dont have the best sound, although they are at least totally hum-free.
Awesome build quality. The finish looks stunning. The vintage cherryburst looks more like a gibson hummingbird artist as it is more brown than red. The nut and saddle are plastic though.
Taking into accout the great sound, Nice build quality, and stunning looks, this was a steal for the price.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mucho Bang For the Buck

By Beatle Freek

from Fla Rid Duh

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

I have had my eye on one for a LONG time. Seein how Paul McCartney is my Favorite Beatle.
I never tried a Gibson J 160 but to me what I heard the sound is too thin for my likeing. Of course when The McCartney Texan was issued in 2004 there was no way a working stiff like me could afford A "Collectors" edition. The thing I love the most about the Texan is even though I'm a grown man, I pretty much have fingers slightly bigger than an eleven year old boy. My only gripe is the fact that before I ordered it, it didnt come with the measurements of the size nut and saddle that it contains. So for those of you who would like to know.... You should make sure you order a Graph Tech Compensated saddle Gibson and the size is 2 and 7/16 it is a little wide so you will have to get light grade sandpaper and file the whole side with about 100 to 200 strokes and it will fit in the slot like a glove. The size nut you will need (If you're brave to be enough to be a Do it Your selfer) is 1 and 7/16. and also if you're Beatles mad like me you may want to head on down to your local Tag Master store and purchase a Detroit Red Wings sticker. I have not even tried the pick up yet.
I'm blown away that a Guitar at this price is so well crafted hardly any work was required to set it up.
Beautiful tone even with a plastic nut and saddle ( Although it is definitely worth your while to get them) But it is so refreshing to have the truss rod where it is as opposed to under the Sound Hole. which can make things difficult for my short stubby fingers.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

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

Just picked mine up today, and I have already ordered my bone nut, saddle and pins so it will so just like the original. It plays well but needs to be set up. I?m sure a set of 13?s will make her sing. Over all this is the best guitar dollar?s for quality I think you will find. I prefer this to the Master built AJ500ME, and the Martin X series. This is solid wood top and back. You just don?t see that on any guitar under $1,000.

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