The Epiphone Texan FT-79 is an earlier Epiphone guitar, an answer to the brand's '40s flattops. Right after Gibson bought Epiphone in '57, the company redesigned those '40s flattops to incorporate some of the design elements of the Gibson J-45, like a sloped shoulder and a shorter scale length, giving birth to what they eventually renamed the Texan. This maple-bodied, spruce-topped dreadnought was made famous by none other than Paul McCartney, and can be heard on the recording of "Yesterday." The Texan has also been used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Ben Gibbard, Noel Gallagher, and Peter Frampton.

Product Specs

  • Texan FT-79
  • Natural
  • Sunburst
  • 1961 - 1967
Made In
  • United States
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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Reviews for the Epiphone Texan FT-79 Acoustic Guitar
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  • Adjustable bridge and still has great tone

    Don’t believe the stories about the adjustable bridge. I have three of these: 61,62 and 63. The adjustable bridge 62 wins hands down. Admittedly the finish is well worn with a lot of character. That may be part of the magic. A vintage guitar in perfect aesthetic condition is not necessarily an advantage.

  • Holy Grail Guitar

    If you are a collector, or a purist about tone, you want a perfect 1950 J-45 or a 1961 Epiphone Texan. Both have fixed bridges, which helps account for the tone, versus their adjustable bridge brothers and sisters. My first encounter with a '61 Texan was meeting the legendary bluesman, Chris Smither…

  • An Amazing Guitar!

    The older these beauties get the better they look, The 1964-1965 USA Gibson Plant made guitars are a true relic from the past. I love the way this guitar feels with its fast slim neck and the ageing and patina which adds greatly to the tone and projection. Paul McCartney did a wonderful job on "YESTERDAY" with this model. I love the TEXAN FT79N.