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Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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This Epiphone Acoustic Electric Guitar was inspired by the 1964 Texan acoustic with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back to a deliver full, rich tone. The guitar's one-piece 25-1/2"-scale mahoga... Click To Read More About This Product

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This Epiphone Acoustic Electric Guitar was inspired by the 1964 Texan acoustic with a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back to a deliver full, rich tone. The guitar's one-piece 25-1/2"-scale mahogany neck is secured with a glued-in dovetailed neck joint and is topped with a rosewood fretboard. Proper tuning is assured by vintage tuners with small buttons.

The Epiphone guitar's rosewood reversed belly bridge has a traditional saddle. The Shadow NanoFlex pickup and preamp system is made for high quality, all solid wood guitars. The preamp has volume, bass, and treble controls.

Features
  • Body Style: Advanced Jumbo
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back: Solid mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Tuners: Vintage with Small Buttons
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Neck: One-piece mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Back: Solid mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Reversed Belly rosewood
  • Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
  • Controls: Master volume, 1-Hi EQ, 1-Low EQ
  • Hardware: Nickel
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EpiphoneInspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inspired By 1964 Texan Acoustic Electric

The Inspired By 1964 Texan is literally a great find in low priced acoustic electric dreadnoughts!!! I am amazed at the quality and sound it has at this price point ?? Solid Sitka...Read complete review

The Inspired By 1964 Texan is literally a great find in low priced acoustic electric dreadnoughts!!! I am amazed at the quality and sound it has at this price point ?? Solid Sitka spruce and solid mahogany back , with laminate mahogany sides, with a sound that emulates a much more expensive guitar. It is loud and bright and sonorous, very punchy hog sound. I have many expensive acoustics ,big brand name guitars, and this one is not too far behind in producing great clarity and articulation in all catagories. Took it to my guitar tech to have bone nut and bridge installed and he informed me that it had a bone nut and bridge already on it . WOW !! Thank you Gibson /Epiphone for the nice factory surprise. Added bone bridge pins and it sounds fantastic!! The shadow pick up is also nice.This is one of the best value acoustics I have ever encountered.I am blown away with this purchase, bought it for my son;in order for him not to mess with my Gibsons, Martins, and Bourgeious guitars and now am keeping it for myself. I will get him another , this one is special!! Fit and finish is great, and bracing makes it zing, will play on stage with this Texan ,along with my expensive acoustics. Check one out for yourself. Maybe I got lucky on this one,but I am truly AMAZED

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A Great Guitar Ruined

I bought both the Texan & The EJ 160e. The 160 sounded a bit thin and jangley, but then it is a Beatles guitar. The P90 pickup is a bit weak,...Read complete review

I bought both the Texan & The EJ 160e. The 160 sounded a bit thin and jangley, but then it is a Beatles guitar. The P90 pickup is a bit weak, but it is an electric/acoustic, so . . . off with the steel strings and on with the bronze. Tone much improved! The pickup's still weak, but bronze is no more magnetic than nickle. The Texan was another matter. It should have been just acoustic. The electrics haven't degraded it's sound too much, which is why I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. But that Piezo with a volume wheel inside the sound hole is too boomy. So unless you plan on thumping out your own back beat on the body of the guitar, you're better off just using a mic. So I sent the Texan back. I'd rather have an acoustic/electric with a weak pickup, than acoustic ruined by a Piezo that amplifies ever tap on the body louder than the strings. If it was just an plain acoustic it would have earned an extra star, as it may be the superior acoustic. If the electrics can be removed without damaging it, it would be a better guitar.

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4.0

Whole lotta guitar for the money

By ~bc

from Washington, DC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I wanted an inexpensive acoustic/electric for practice, and to toss in the car for casual gigs or sit-ins around town. I tried the Epi EJ-160 but it sounded nothing like an acoustic plugged-in and had tuning issues. For about the same money I got this Texan and, while the tone is a little on the bright side, both the acoustic and plugged-in sounds are surprisingly good. The comfortable neck plays a lot like a Gibson electric but the downside is the frets feel stiff or cheaply made and need attention. If I were to upgrade anything else it would be the nut and saddle, which appear to be plastic. For under four bills this is a pretty great guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this guitar again without a problem

    By Buff

    from Fountain City In.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      In church and around the house

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great guitar with a small problem

      By IRONMAN INC

      from Columbus

      Pros

      • Tone, Projection, Price

      Cons

      • Electronics not the best

      Best Uses

      • Any

      Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I received this guitar Oct-2nd 2015. Out of the box the action did need a bit of attention, One half turn on the truss rod and a little sanding of the saddle and 20 minutes later perfect action. The sound is awsome and vintage. The electronics are definately defective but not a big concern to me at the moment.I do acoustic guitar reviews on youtube and you can watch the unboxing and review at IRONMAN INC If you would like.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Jack

      from Cicero, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I love it, yeah, yeah. yeah.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      So dissappointed

      By Anna

      from Russia

      Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am so disappointed by this model. Very high string height so you have to configure it with a guitar master. The neck is designed so that when you want to set up the anchor he changes position unevenly so it's better not to do it at all. Also the neck is so uncomfortable to play.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Texan

      By Douglas

      from Hartford, Ky

      Site Member

      Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought my "Texan" last year in the summer 2014. I tried some 3,000 Martins, Taylors, Gibsons. Off the the shelf this guitar had a warmer tone. After getting it home, I was not crazy about the twang on the E,B, string. Took it back over to GC and talked with the setup guy. He suggested building the nut up on those 2 strings. And try Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light/.013-.053 strings developed with Taylor. I have played all winter 2-3 days a week in Florida. I let another "guitar player", from Conn. play on it. He said what ever did don't change it. Now let me say this. Every guitar plays different. No matter what the price. You have to play it, get action and strings and setup the way you want them. GC blows my mind. They went way beyond other music stores to get mine the way I want it. THANK YOU GC. I hope this helps others.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Texan

      By Douglas

      from Hartford, Ky

      Site Member

      Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I bought my ""Texan"" last year in the summer 2014. I tried some 3,000 Martins, Taylors, Gibsons. Off the the shelf this guitar had a warmer tone. After getting it home, I was not crazy about the twang on the E,B, string. Took it back over to GC and talked with the setup guy. He suggested building the nut up on those 2 strings. And try Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light/.013-.053 strings developed with Taylor. I have played all winter 2-3 days a week in Florida. I let another ""guitar player"", from Conn. play on it. He said what ever did don't change it. Now let me say this. Every guitar plays different. No matter what the price. You have to play it, get action and strings and setup the way you want them. GC blows my mind. They went way beyond other music stores to get mine the way I want it. THANK YOU GC. I hope this helps others.

       
      4.0

      for the money, buy a blemish

      By james

      from north carolina

      Pros

      • Blemish Price
      • Hardwood Top Back
      • Nonoflex Pick Up
      • Smooth Fret Ends

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          bought a blemish, got what I paid for, decent guitar, better than most, needed a set up, I use #12 martin strings(plays like butter now)good pick up system for straight to computer recording. keeper

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Overated

          By Jim Paul

          from Florence,Al.

          Pros

            Cons

            • A Lot Of Feedback Humming

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Guitar is overated as being a big Texan when it's smaller than my regular size accoustic. Besides the strong feedback humming and buzz it came with a hard and high action and I personally did not like the control knobs in hole especially the battery hard to get to.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Super Value Solid Top & Back Guitar!

              By Mao Rouge

              from Southern Illinois

              Comments about Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I totally lucked-out and scored this from musciansfriend for two hundred & fifty-five & nineteen pennies because it was a Return with finish issues. I personally wouldn't pee-pee on a Gibson if it was on fire, but I took a chance on this thing merely because I wanted the vanity of owing a solid top guitar and this was the only way it was going to happen, lol.

              My guess is that this top and back are from Gibson stock that didn't make the AAA grade, so they gave it to Epiphone and said go for it. And because of that us poor folk have came into quite a jim dandy guitar at a budget price.

              Mine came with way, WAY too high action and neck relief, but that was easily cured. For sure the nut, saddle, and bridge pins are plastic and I'll be replacing mine with Tusq just to see out of curiosity if it's a big jump in quality of sound. I can assure you that the bracing is nicely thin and scalloped CORRECTLY. I point that out because of how some guitars go overkill and put thick log bracing in the top in order for the guitar to outlast the warranty for the top getting a 5/8 inch "belly," lol!
              And on the "belly," mine apparently has a built in 3/32 inch one built in to it; as it stayed that way with strings off and weighted down heavily while I thoroughly humidified the guitar for 3 days. But I'm not worried about putting 13s on this and any increase belly down the road, because I'm putting a JLD Bridge Doctor in this guitar.

              I will say I'm disappointed that they thickly poly coated this guitar... but you can't have it all, hey? All in all I say get one of these even if you have to pay six-thirty after tax at a store, but certainly go for it at three ninety-nine at musciansfriend, as you'll be glad you did.

              As to the electronics I don't give a hoot and am not qualified to thumbs up or down the "NanoFlex" thingy installed in this guitar. I will say it works without noise and mines wires were secured nicely. There IS a "Phase" button hidden under the Treble control dial, and it's very awkward to get to, and I've no idea if that button pushed down is "in phase" or "out phase," and the included Epiphone manual does not say.

              Do be aware that for this price these guitars don't come "setup." So get ready for some arm and wrist numbing sanding of the saddle and nut. And do remove that wooden shim that's under the pizzo pickup in the bridge's saddle slot.
              And yes the tuners are a joke, but criminey-out-loud this is a quality solid back and front guitar so I'm not complaining and will gladly go fourty-seven buckaroos in to get some nice 19:1 babies on there.

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