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Epiphone Texan
Epiphone Texan

The Epiphone Texan is an acoustic flattop guitar of the Advanced Jumbo type. The FT-79 was produced by Epiphone starting in 1942. Under Gibson, Epiphone produced the FT-79 with the added name "Texan" in Kalamazoo, Michigan from approximately 1958 through 1970. From 1970 until 1979, the Texan name was used on the FT-145, FT-146 & FT-160 models. From the 1990's onward, the Texan name has been used on several FT-79 reissue models including the Inspired By 1964 Texan guitars.


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Models


FT-79 Texan

Epiphone FT-79
1958-1963 Epiphone FT-79
Epiphone FT-79
1964-1966 Epiphone FT-79
Epiphone FT-79
1967-1969 Epiphone FT-79
  • 1958-1969
  • Round shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • 16.25" body width
  • 4.875" body depth

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with paralellogram inlays
  • Open-book headstock with pearl oval inlay (1958-1963)
  • Traditional headstock with pearl oval inlay (1964-1969)
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Multi-ply 2-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood belly bridge
  • Plastic tuner buttons (1958-1966)
  • Metal tuner buttons (1967-1969)
  • Non-adjustable bridge (1958-1961)
  • Adjustable bridge (1962-1969)

Colors:

  • Sunburst
  • Natural



Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan

Epiphone Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan
Epiphone Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan
Epiphone Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan
Epiphone Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan
Epiphone Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan
Epiphone Anniversary Series FT-79 Texan
  • 1993
  • Made in Bozeman, Montana USA
  • Limited run of 250 guitars
  • Round shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • 16.25" body width
  • 4.875" body depth

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with paralellogram inlays
  • Traditional headstock with gold oval inlay
  • Decal Epiphone logo on headstock
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Engraved epsilon "E" emblem on truss cover
  • Rosewood belly bridge
  • Squared teardrop pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Antique Natural (AN)



FT-79 Texan Reissue

Epiphone FT-79 Texan Reissue
Epiphone FT-79 Texan Reissue
  • 1996-1999
  • Sloped shoulder body style

Body:

  • Solid spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays
  • Pearl oval inlay on headstock
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.725" nut width

Binding:

  • Body & neck binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Black pickguard with "E" emblem

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



FT-145/M/MPL Texan

Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-145 Texan
  • 1972-1979
  • Jumbo Dreadnought body style
  • Maple versions have hand-written model numbers with "M" or "MPL"

Body:

  • Laminated spruce top
  • Lamnated veneered back & sides
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple body (FT-145M or MPL)

Neck:

  • Mahogany neck
  • Maple neck (FT-145M or MPL)
  • Bolt-on 3-piece neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
  • Double-dots at 7th & 12th frets
  • Open-book or traditional headstock with scripted "Epiphone" logo
  • No headstock inlay
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • 5-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Plate-mounted tuners with chrome oval buttons
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural
  • Sunburst



FT-146 Texan DeLuxe

Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-146 Texan DeLuxe
Epiphone FT-145 Texan
Epiphone FT-146 Texan DeLuxe
  • 1972-1979
  • Jumbo Dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Laminated spruce top
  • Veneered mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • Bolt-on 3-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • Open-book or traditional headstock with scripted "Epiphone" logo
  • No headstock inlay
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette with purfling
  • 5-ply body binding & purfling

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Plate-mounted tuners with chrome oval buttons
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural
  • Sunburst



FT-160 Texan 12-String

Epiphone FT-160 Texan 12-String
Epiphone FT-160 Texan 12-String
Epiphone FT-160 Texan 12-String
Epiphone FT-160 Texan 12-String
  • 1972-1979
  • Model FT-160
  • 12-string guitar
  • Square-shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Made in Japan

Body:

  • Laminated spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • Bolt-on 3-piece neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Double-dot inlays at 7th & 12th frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Plate-mounted tuners
  • Black pickguard
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge

Colors:

  • Natural
  • Sunburst



Inspired by 1964 Texan

Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan LH
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Left Handed
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan
Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan
  • 2009-Current
  • Model FT-79
  • Reproduction of 1960's rectangular blue label

Body:

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Parallelogram inlays
  • Pearl deco oval inlay on heastock
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 20 medium frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • 2-ply body binding

Electronics:

  • Shadow NanoFlex low-impedance pickup
  • Shadow Sonic sound-hole mounted control system
  • Master Volume
  • High EQ
  • Low EQ
  • Phase Switch
  • Low Battery indicator
  • Two #2032 3-volt lithium batteries

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood reverse belly bridge with compensated saddle
  • White bridge pins
  • Tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Wilkinson 14:1 ratio tuners with oval buttons

Colors:

  • Antique Natural (AN)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



Elitist 1964 Texan

Epiphone Elitist 1964 Texan
Epiphone Elitist 1964 Texan
Epiphone Elitist 1964 Texan
Epiphone Elitist 1964 Texan
  • 2014 Limited Edition
  • Made in Japan to historic specifications
  • Nitrocellulose gloss finish

Body:

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper profile
  • Dovetail joint glued at 14th fret
  • Rosewood fingerboard with parallelogram inlays
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 20 medium frets
  • Bone nut
  • 1.56" nut width
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • 4-ply body binding (top)
  • 2-ply body binding (back)

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Tortoise pickguard with "E" vintage emblem
  • 14:1 ratio Gotoh Deluxe tuners
  • Original style ceramic adjustable saddle

Colors:

  • Vintage Amber (VA)

Includes:

  • 1960's era hardcase



Elitist 1965 Texan

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Texan
Epiphone Elitist 1965 Texan
Epiphone Elitist 1965 Texan
Epiphone Elitist 1965 Texan
  • 2003-2005
  • Sloped shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Vintage 1964 tapered dovetail neck joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard Mother of Pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Traditional headstock with pearl oval inlay
  • “Mother of Pearl” vintage Epiphone logo on headstock
  • 2-ply black/white truss rod cover
  • 25.5” Scale
  • 1.68” Nut Width

Binding:

  • 3-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 2-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with reverse belly
  • Tortoise pickguard with original foil “E” emblem
  • Adjustable bridge saddle
  • Die-cast Grover tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan

Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan
Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan
Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan Headstock Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan Web Page
Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan Headstock
Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan Web Page
Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan
Epiphone Elitist Paul McCartney 1964 Texan Case
  • 2006
  • Limited to only 1,964 instruments worldwide

Body:

  • Sloped shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Vintage 1964 tapered dovetail neck joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard Mother of Pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Traditional headstock with pearl oval inlay
  • “Mother of Pearl” vintage Epiphone logo on headstock
  • 2-ply black/white truss rod cover
  • 25.5” Scale
  • 1.68” Nut Width

Binding:

  • 3-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 2-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with reverse belly
  • Tortoise pickguard with original foil “E” emblem
  • Adjustable bridge saddle
  • Plate-mounted vintage-style tuners

Includes:

  • Custom fabric-covered guitar case
  • McCartney’s signature and model name embroidered on front of case
  • Individually Numbered Certificate of Authenticity



USA Paul McCartney 1964 Texan

Epiphone USA Paul McCartney 1964 Texan
Epiphone USA Paul McCartney 1964 Texan
  • Model Texan FT-79
  • 2005-2006
  • The Limited Run of 250 Montana-built Texans

Body:

  • Solid mahogany back & sides
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top

Neck:

  • Set mahohany neck
  • Vintage 1964 tapered dovetail neck joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Historic Dot headstock inlay
  • “Mother of Pearl” vintage Epiphone logo on headstock
  • 25.5” Scale
  • 1.68” Nut Width

Binding:

  • 3-ply body

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • Adjustable bridge saddle
  • Tortoise pickguard with original foil “E” logo

Includes:

  • Sound hole label of each guitar Autograph by Sir Paul himself
  • Sequentially numbered
  • Custom Hardcase
  • Certificate of Authenticity



Paul McCartney Aged Texan Acoustic

Epiphone Paul McCartney Aged 1964 Texan
Epiphone Paul McCartney Aged 1964 Texan
Epiphone Paul McCartney Aged 1964 Texan
Epiphone Paul McCartney Aged 1964 Texan
  • 2005
  • Made in the USA under the direction of Sir Paul McCartney
  • Limited run of 40 instruments

Body:

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard Mother of Pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Historic “Dot” headstock inlay
  • 25.5” Scale
  • 1.68” Nut Width

Hardware:

  • Nickel Hardware
  • Tortoise pickguard with original foil “E” logo
  • Adjustable bridge saddle

Includes:

  • Specially antiqued nitrocellulose finish
  • Detroit Red Wings sticker applied to body
  • Signed on the top by Sir Paul McCartney



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