Epiphone FT-45 Cortez Natural 1964

The Cortez or the FT-45 Cortez continued an earlier Epiphone model after Gibson purchased Epiphone in 1957. The Cortez featured Mahogany back and sides and was available with a natural on sunburst top finish. As the Epiphone Texan was similar to the Gibson J-45, the Cortez was similar to the B-25. 

Years of Production: 1958 - 1969

Body Style: Small-body dreadnought

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 25 3/4-inch scale length, rounded shoulders, dot inlays, adjustable bridge saddle

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