Epiphone Texan FT-79 1961 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $3,000$4,000

The Texan or the FT-79 Texan was the heir to an older flattop produced by Epiphone starting in the early '40s. After Gibson purchased Epiphone in 1957, the model was redesigned to look more like Gibson's slopped-shoulder J-45, but with a shorter scale-length. It was at this point that Gibson also updated the model name to the Texan. 

Years of Production: 1958 - 1970

Unique to this Year: Inlay on headstock changes

Body Style: Round shoulder dreadnought

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

Design Elements: 25 1/2-inch scale length, rounded shoulders, single-parallelogram inlays 
 
Notable Players: Paul McCartney, Bert Jansch, Noel Gallagher


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