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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 12:27 PM

To answer Albie, your Texan has a Solid Sitka spruce top (Some may be Adirondack), Honduran Mahogany back and sides, as well as neck. With a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 07:04 PM

Hi - I've got 147150 (1963) bought from Andy's on Denmark Street London about 20 years ago


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Subject: woods in1964EpiphoneTexan FT-79 #230614?
From: GUEST,Albie
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 04:24 PM

I incorrectly posted a few years ago that my Epiphone Texan was built in 1959. Wrong! it was built in 1964. FT-79 serial #230614 was built in Kalamazoo, MI.

Does anyone know what kind of woods were used in its construction?


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 05:49 PM

waterbug

I have a '58 FT-79 Texan ser no. 1827 blue label.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 23 Dec 11 - 11:00 PM

There appears to be one for sale over at the

Mandolin Cafe classifieds

It's a '67.


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Subject: I have a 1964 Epiphone Acoustic Texan
From: GUEST,GUEST Jackie
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 01:51 PM

I bought this guitar new in 1964, it's in new perfect condition, plays beautifully, sounds fantastic
jwavrunek@bellsouth.net


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 11 - 07:42 AM

I have a fT-79 seariel no.69193 blue label.made in N.Y.its in a little rough shape,will show pitchures.It is very much playable,sounds great.thanks bob.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 05:34 AM

Those pickguard "E"s had a habit of coming off, particularly the raised plastic ridged ones they used from 66 onwards.

Steve.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,update from Albie re Epiphone Texan acoustic
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 03:08 PM

Found out that my guitar 230614 was actually built in 1964. Age plays tricks with one's memory. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful instrument. I traded for it 2nd year of college. It's pick guard does not have the "E" on it.

Albie..


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Guest, Frenchie.
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 06:37 AM

I have an older Texan too, mine is a 62. And in response to PHJim, all Texans made by Gibson from 58-69 are the same as the J-45/50, with the only difference being, that the Texan is a long-scale guitar.

Steve.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 11 - 10:20 AM

Yes I Have One Older model


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: PHJim
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 12:13 PM

Sir Paul still plays his restrung Texan with the Red Wings sticker on it for Yesterday. I noticed that he didn't get the saddle intonated for playing lefty.
I've played a couple of Texans, one belonging to Greg Keelor, and they reminded me very much of my brother's '58 J-50, both in appearance and sound/feel. Did Gibson have anything to do with making the bodies of the Texan? They are identical in size and shape. Is the bracing the same?


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Bendigo
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 07:31 AM

Regarding Jack Hudsons Texan,I have owned it for approx the last 6 years,its still well and the only changes made to it are the removal of the second scratchplate which Jack fitted and changing the adjustable bridge for a fixed one (the original can be refited if necessary).Although not my main guitar (which is a handbuilt Russell Wootton),the Texan can still be seen out and about now and then in the Worcestershire area.Its still very much loved.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Albie
Date: 17 Apr 10 - 12:35 AM

Since 1963, I have been carrying my 1958-9, ft-79 Texan serial #230 614 built in Kalamazoo, Mi It's in remarkable condition, all original. Recently took it to a guitar shop in Ft lauderdale to get restrung. When I took it from the case and handed it to the tech he just looked at it and said "Wow!" He handled it like it was fine crystal. Five years ago I was going to trade it in on a Martin but the shop owner wouldn't let me. He said he didn't have a Martin that played and sounded as good. Said my Texan was worth $4,000, maybe more. I have no way of knowing if he was correct. Any one have any idea what it might be worth?


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 09 - 05:46 PM

I have an Epiphone Frontier, Montana made Centennial guitar with the headstock plaque.Am considering selling it if interested.
Liso


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 03:18 PM

I have a '65 natural finish Texan I'm selling. Strap button is a later Gibson part. The bridge is adjustable but as far as I know is not original. The pickgaurd is also probably not original but looks fine. Beautiful guitar with plenty of playing wear, nicks and weather checking. I recently played a half dozen j-50s and another 65 Texan, none sounded as good as my guitar. I'd prefer to find someone in the SF bay area who can come and play this. I know how to ship guitars, but I'd prefer not to. $2k.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 11:00 PM

In Germany, of all places, a shop had a used one. This is 1965, and I was stupid enough NOT to buy it. I should have hocked whatever I owned and got it, dammit!

Ah, well, then I wouldn't have this story to tell, would I?

(Don't ask about the Framus Texan-style guitar I almost bought instead. Please don't ask. Mmm-kay?

Bob


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Mike N. Cal
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 09:19 PM

I bought an Epiphone Texan in a hock shop in Vallejo in about 1965. Great sound, probably from the 50's. Left it with my girl friend when I went into the service and when I got back there was a story about it just disappearing one day.
If you own a 50's Texan and notice that is sounds better tuned up a half step then contact me. I'd love to visit it and share a very interesting back story. No worries about how it changed hands, 40 years is a long time. finemc29 at aol.com


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,59epiphone
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 07:37 PM

I have a 59 Epiphone Texan whose neck is pre-Gibson and body dates to a 54 Gibson. You can check it out at folkwaymusic.com


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:46 PM

Have a 1963 ft79....sunburst....very good tone, original case in great condition.willing to sell or trade for Fender electric, I am
normmjellem at hotmail dot com

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:40 PM

I've got a 63 that I picked up a couple of years ago......Mojo plus!!


Might be willing to part with it for Trade/purchase....

Let me know

Norm in California


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 04:44 AM

Maleko,
Yeah, My "Texan"FT-79 was made in 1958. Big sound


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Subject: I think i have one...
From: geminichica68
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 04:26 PM

I bought an epiphone about 7yrs ago at a garage sale. My dad and I obviously did not know what we were buying and the man whole sold it to us obviously didn't know what he had either....we got him to sell the guitar to us for $23, i think he was asking $30. I took the guitar to my teacher who was shocked that I was able to find such a buy and all he could tell me was that it was american made and worth more than i spent on it. Anyways I've been trying to do some research on it, it's in great condition, and I loved that it had a smaller body and fret board, made it easier for my fingers to move around. I just wanted to see if there was anyone who could possibly help me actually clarify model and possibly the year? It looks very similar to the 65? texan. Please email me cuauhtli56ga@yahoo.com
~Melissa

Is it possible to post pictures on here?


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 28 Jun 08 - 01:38 PM

A friend of mine had one, but it was stolen in 1983. I played it next to my brother's 1958 Gibson J-50 and they were almost the same instrument.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 06:27 PM

Yes, I have one.
daphnarose@earthlink.net


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: mrmoe
Date: 08 May 08 - 08:24 AM

I had one many years ago.....I still own a 1964 Epiphone Eldorado....it's the same guitar as the Gibson SJ-N.....back in '66 I went out looking for an SJ-N and couldn't find one.....with a couple hundred dollars burning a hole in my pocket, I stumbled into an Eldorado for (as I remember) $180.....an old high school friend of mine saw and loved my guitar and went out and bought a 1966 model a few months later.....we both still have our Eldorados.....


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 08 May 08 - 08:13 AM

There's a 1967 model currently for sale on the TAMCO (UK) site
(http://www.theacousticmusicco.co.uk/)


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: Marc Bernier
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:38 AM

Tecie. Gibson/Epiphone did a limited reissue in the mid '90s. The inside label on mine reads "#25 of 500 limited edition 1994, Handmade by Epiphone, Montana, made in USA". I bought it new in '95 and it has been my primary gig guitar ever since. Everyone who's every played it has said "Wow! this is an Epiphone?". I would gladly pay $2-3000 for another guitar of this quality, and believe I would have to.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Tecie
Date: 07 May 08 - 07:55 PM

Oh yeah, Mine is a Kalamazoo and in good condition. What's an estimate of its worth do you suppose?


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Tecie
Date: 07 May 08 - 07:39 PM

I have a 69 Texan. My daddy bought it for me as my high school graduation present. I didn't really appreciate what I had until my son (who also plays) told me the good news. My daddy had a D18 Martin he lost in a house fire. Now, I knew what that was, and I still yearn for it. He always mourned for it while he lived. He also had an upright Kay bass. I forget model/year, but I remembering him telling me it was the last American-made one...yearwise.

Question: Wasn't the 69 Texan the last American made...or am I dreaming?

Just curious.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 09:55 PM

I have a 1955 FT 79 Texan made by Epiphone I just had it apraised and could not believe what they said, $4,000 to $4,500 not bad for a flea market buy of $50.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Mel Super
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 01:29 AM

Yeah I do, an original 1965.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 01:13 PM

I just spotted one for sale here - AcousticMusic.Org


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 May 07 - 08:27 PM

Pretty funny someone would offer $80 for a guitar if it is vintage could be worth around $3000. As a matter of fact , Epiphone has re issued the Texan and are asking $1949.00 and this is a Japanexe made re-issue. If that one sells for that much I would assume an original made in America by Gibson "Texan" would be worth a whole lot more than $2000.
By the way I have one. It has a crack on the back but otherwise is in pretty decent shape. If you want it, the price is $3000 flat. Write me at jfrings@sbcglobal.net


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 03:33 AM

I have a 65 Texan. My dad bought it new and then gave to me several yrs ago. Sunburst. I learned to play on it. Unfortunately he put a Dean Markley in it and drilled two holes for the tone and vol!! ##@@@%^!!! What was he thinking? lol

I was thinking about filling the holes and refinishing or not. Or just selling. Have too may as is. Craig snowyrvr@mtaonline.net


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:04 PM

I have a '69 Texan........got it new in '69......still sounds great


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: Wesley S
Date: 15 Jan 07 - 11:39 AM

I saw Tom Rush Saturday night performing with one a Texan. He says his first one burned up in a housefire and that two of his fans gave him theirs so that he would still have one. It had a great sound.

OH - and the airlines lost his two guitars - the Texan and a D sized made by some small luthier. They finally showed up just half an hour before the show.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 06 Aug 06 - 03:34 PM

The Paul McCartney model has been reissued and endorsed by him. Part of the price goes to one of his charities (elimination of landmines, I think)


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Frontier anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 06 - 10:55 PM

Looking for a Epi Frontier either Korean or Montana made reissue preferably.If you have any leads give me a email please. thanks todd


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Dippy
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 02:21 AM

Yes, I have an Epiphone Texan, c. 1955, made by the original Epiphone factory. I checked with Gibson, it was made before Gibson bought the Epiphone company and has a very low serial number, so Gibson Co. thinks it is a 1955 -1956 at the latest. It is gorgeous, with a jumbo body, a speed neck, lots of mother of pearl and real ivory. It has beautiful action, and, as you know, the most wonderful sound in the world. I have owned it since I bought it 2nd hand in the early 60's.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Feb 06 - 11:50 PM

yes, i have a '67 Epiphone Texan, model FT79N (Natural), made at the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It has a natural spruce solid top, light natural Honduras mahogany back, sides and neck, with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. and it has Kluson 301-v metal keys, which changed from plastic. great neck and awesome sound, i have owned and played this for many years. jeff


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,oxygen1@tiscali.co.uk
Date: 11 Jan 06 - 10:29 PM

yes i have one number 963, classical bridge, about to put it on ebay, yours for £150


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,pgmed@sbcglobal.net
Date: 08 Dec 05 - 09:57 AM

I have one. According to the serial number I believe made in 1970. Has a blue label inside the hole from kalamazoo Mich. I am the original owner. Is in Great condition. Very few marks on the body. I have seen others for sale in horrible condition asking around $3000. I'm not sure what color you would call the finish- I have never seen another in this finish but it is red- beautiful!


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,colin.williamson@virgin.net
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 01:58 PM

I've got one for sale, York UK, but would prefer buyer to collect- sounds like this is a UK enquiry judging by the references to Jack Hudson etc.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: burntstump
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 09:45 AM

how much?


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Randy
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 07:32 AM

Yes, I have a 1962 for sale. Perfect Beatle sound. Super Easy to play.

http://www.stonerosedesign.com/Texan/

flignar2000@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 05 - 03:48 PM

i have FT-79 out of 1952 a beautiful sounding instrument


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 May 05 - 04:13 PM

I have my eyes peeled for a 1967 vintage FT 79 with a cherry sunburst finish. Let me know if you see one!!

Mick


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: GUEST,Corey
Date: 05 May 05 - 12:51 PM

YEAH MAN I have the original model straight hand made in my hands right now but the tuners were changed to grover.


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Subject: RE: Epiphone Texan anyone got one?
From: burntstump
Date: 01 May 05 - 07:05 AM


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