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Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar 

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The guitar that brought "Yesterday" to life.

The Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar is based on the acoustic guitar on which such huge Beatles hits as "Yesterday" were created. It has a solid spruce top and solid mahogany body that adds warmth and mellowness to the guitar's tone . A mahogany neck with 25-1/2"-scale and rosewood fingerboard snugs up to the body with a glued-in dovetailed neck joint that maximizes tone transfer. Vintage tuning machines, nickel hardware, and an antique finish enhance the old-school looks. The reversed belly bridge is equipped with a traditional saddle.When it's time to plug in and rock out, the Shadow NanoFlex pickup and preamp system is optimized to bring out the best in all-solid tonewood guitars. Its preamp includes high- and low-band EQ and a volume control.

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

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EpiphoneInspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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Inspired By 1964 Texan Acoustic Electric

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...Read complete review

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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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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4.0

Whole lotta guitar for the money

By ~bc

from Washington, DC

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Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    I wanted an inexpensive acoustic/electric for practice, and to toss in the car for casual gigs or sit-ins around town. I tried the Epi EJ-160 but it sounded nothing like an acoustic plugged-in and had tuning issues. For about the same money I got this Texan and, while the tone is a little on the bright side, both the acoustic and plugged-in sounds are surprisingly good. The comfortable neck plays a lot like a Gibson electric but the downside is the frets feel stiff or cheaply made and need attention. If I were to upgrade anything else it would be the nut and saddle, which appear to be plastic. For under four bills this is a pretty great guitar.

     
    5.0

    sounds awesome! I'll never leave this guitar behind!

    By Shai

    from Israel

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

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

      always stays in tune. i use it every day for 3 years now and barely needs to change strings or tune it//

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this guitar again without a problem

      By Buff

      from Fountain City In.

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

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

        In church and around the house

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good lil slope shoulder..

        By BRad

        from Tn

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

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

          I have to say when I first got this thing I was not impressed at all, it was very bright w/no bottom end. I changed the tuners and put some ebony pins in and the pins seemed to tame the brightness a bit. O truss rod needed relief to make it playable, and after that she got better I still was not impressed w/the sound. The only thing I can figure is it needed to be played a lot because it finally open up and sounds really nice. I compared it w/a j35 I played recently recorded both guitars, and they are pretty close j35 has more bottom end and plays better to me due to the shorter scale length. For the money prolly the best alternative to the J series gibson. I almost sold it to buy Epi masterbuilt, but now the guitar has opened up it sounds better in my opinion than the materbuilt and I prefer the gloss finish. The finish is pretty thick and it protects it and doesn't scratch and ding as easy as a satin finish does, but that's personal preference I dig it. The pickup is no baggs or fishman, but it's not bad not the most natural sound I've heard but not bad either. I think the amp most likely will cause feedback problems I've had good results w/the loudbox mini, but my orange amp has a lot of feedback but the orange is not an acoustic amp. Overall a very good guitar if you take the time and effort to play around w/ it and wait for it to open up. Happy playing out there! ✌️

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great guitar with a small problem

          By IRONMAN INC

          from Columbus

          Pros

          • Tone, Projection, Price

          Cons

          • Electronics not the best

          Best Uses

          • Any

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

          I received this guitar Oct-2nd 2015. Out of the box the action did need a bit of attention, One half turn on the truss rod and a little sanding of the saddle and 20 minutes later perfect action. The sound is awsome and vintage. The electronics are definately defective but not a big concern to me at the moment.I do acoustic guitar reviews on youtube and you can watch the unboxing and review at IRONMAN INC If you would like.

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          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Jack

          from Cicero, NY

          Verified Buyer

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

          I love it, yeah, yeah. yeah.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          So dissappointed

          By Anna

          from Russia

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

          I am so disappointed by this model. Very high string height so you have to configure it with a guitar master. The neck is designed so that when you want to set up the anchor he changes position unevenly so it's better not to do it at all. Also the neck is so uncomfortable to play.

           
          4.0

          for the money, buy a blemish

          By james

          from north carolina

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          Pros

          • Blemish Price
          • Hardwood Top Back
          • Nonoflex Pick Up
          • Smooth Fret Ends

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              bought a blemish, got what I paid for, decent guitar, better than most, needed a set up, I use #12 martin strings(plays like butter now)good pick up system for straight to computer recording. keeper

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Overated

              By None

              from Florence, Al.

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              Pros

                Cons

                • A Lot Of Feedback Humming

                Best Uses

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

                  Guitar is overated as being a big Texan when it's smaller than my regular size accoustic. Besides the strong feedback humming and buzz it came with a hard and high action and I personally did not like the control knobs in hole especially the battery hard to get to.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Super Value Solid Top & Back Guitar!

                  By JackAssin

                  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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