Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent 1953 Natural

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Here is a true classic. This is before Gibson bought Epiphone! The 2017 Vintage Guitar Price Guide had it listed at $4000-$6000, for natural. The 2018 VG Price Guide has it listed at $5000-$7000, also for natural. (Sunburst is valued at $4000-$5500 in 2018) This one is in great shape for a 65 year old guitar. It has been recently set up and plays wonderful. Great patina, with finish checking. The neck is straight, and no buzzing. The wear on the finish is in the usual spots, (see pics), and it will need a fret job in the future, but plays wonderful now. One of the control knobs is missing. A previous owner numbered the push button knobs with a marker. On the waist area on the bass side, the binding has shrunk and pulled away from the body. (see pics) The case is a Gibson black hardshell of unknown age. Now some specs: Weight 8.38 lbs, Top Wood highly figured maple, back and sides highly figured maple, neck wood seven piece neck is maple with a 5-piece walnut center strip, neck dimensions .890 1st- 1.03 9th. Fingerboard looks like ebony, but is probably brazilian rosewood. Fingerboard inlays abalone split-block. Scale length is 25". Width at nut is 1 11/16". Headstock is Epiphone "Vine of Life" inlay. Multiply binding everywhere. Pickups are 3 stock original Epiphones. It has Epiphones six button "color-tone" system for a variety of pickup combinations. Hardware is gold. The bridge is brazilian rosewood. The tailpiece is Epiphone's "frequensator". Tuners are original Epiphone closed back tuners with Keystone plastic buttons. The dimensions are 44" overall length, 3 3/8" deep, and 18 1/2" at the lower bout. The Zephyr Emperor Regent name was use from 1952-1954.

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Product Specs

Condition:
Good (Used)
Brand
Epiphone
Model
Zephyr Emperor Regent
Finish
Natural
Categories
Archtop, Hollow Body
Year
1953
Made In
United States
Fretboard Material
Rosewood
Body Type
Hollow Body
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Shape
Single Cutaway

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Omaha, NE, United States
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