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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... Read More

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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.

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  • 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

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inspired by 1964 epi texan

I just recently purchased this guitar. It is built well for the money. I got the hardshell case which is very nice. The finish is very nice. I wish the neck were a...Read complete review

I just recently purchased this guitar. It is built well for the money. I got the hardshell case which is very nice. The finish is very nice. I wish the neck were a little slimmer(hence the term "slim taper") but after I set it up and lower the action,it should be fine. I am going to change the nut to bone for better sound. And I will change out the strings to elixers or d'adario's. Big fan of the coated strings. The controls for the pickup system are a cool touch hidden in the sound hole. All said, it sounds good for the money and being a BEATLES fan, it looks great next to my epi casino. I rate it a good Purchase.

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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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5.0

Texan

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from Hartford, Ky

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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.

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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.

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4.0

As good as it ever was

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from Brookfield, CT

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I just picked up an INSPIRED BY 1964 TEXAN...and I am pleased. IT DOES NOT HAVE THE TINNINESS other Epiphones in the $100-$300 price range seem to possess (the Texan sells at $399). It is not as deep as a Martin D-18 or a Guild D-40 but it does approach the quality of tone of say a Gibson J15 or J35. It has a lively ring BUT NO TINNINESS (AS IN TIN) of tone. Solid top of spruce and solid back of Mahogany, solid one piece neck of mahogany and all nicely grained. The neck is comfy and the finish is of high caliber. All in all it has the sound of a 000 married to a D sized guitar. Woodiness of tone with a definite mellow bass and a high mid-range reach. I like it. The Texan always had the look of a Gibson J-45 as it was the Epi version of the venerable J-45 and this issue will not let you down.

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5.0

Great Guitar for $400 !

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from Temecula,Ca.

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I've been playing guitar since I was 10 years old.Recently I gave my acoustic to a worthy student,so I needed a new one .I only needed to look at a close up picture of this Texan to see that it exceeded other guitars in this price range.(The more bindings the better the sound is going to be). I ordered it online.I opened the box when I got it & it didn't dissapoint. I tuned it up in a second and strummed an easy DCA progression and it sounded wonderful. The tone is crisp and deep.The sound is full and rich despite having those unworthy strings that all new guitars have.Changed them in a nanosecond.The neck fits my hand nicely and the body accepts you comfortably. In all fairness,this Epiphone 1964 Texan is a must have guitar for all musicians in all income brackets.

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4.0

pretty good

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from waukesha wisconsin

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

This Texan is really in line with the workmanship and materials of the Epiphone accoustics of the 60s and 70s and is very nice in that way and a big cut above less expensive Epiphones of today. It has decent sound production but perhaps does not have the same low end of those early accoustics however. Also, I agree with reviewers who comment on the width of the neck. You will definitely want to consider having the action lowered just a touch and then it takes away some of the effects if you are adjusting from accoustics with a narrower neck. All in all, it is very good but would be superior if this guitar was produced with a narrower neck

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5.0

Close,oh so close

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from Hinckley, il

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I grew up hearing my late father write songs, with his 65 texan. The guitar he had of to his passing. My ma now has it, as a link to my dad. So it was a no brainer for me to want one myself,as a kind of memory to leave my son. I received the first one this past week. Wouldn't you know it, damaged. But the guys at gc came through and next dayed aired one for my sons birthday party. The next one was fine. Thanks guys! Anyway this guitar is a great value. The finish is totally above average. The binding is actually flawless. The frets are nice and sooth and flat. Change the strings to some quality lights. You will need to install a strap button on the neck. Also the composite, input jack/rear strap button is really tough to get a strap over.Also check to make sure jack is tight to guitar. A 16mm open-end we do it. Be gentle. Tuning hardware seems more than sufficient,seem nice and tight. Had to adjust the neck just a touch, but if your not sure there are instructions with the guitar. I've heard all kinds of bad things about the pickup system. I realize eveyone's ear is a little different, but it sounds fine to me. Remember 0 is a the way to the right. Do yourself a favor, try it you will be impressed. I have played my dads for years, sure it sounds more mellow, its aged. No the guitar is not perfect in every way, but it's close,oh sooooo close

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

voted best A/E under $500! I believe it!

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from Richmond VA

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I bought one for under $400 on a special discount day. Mine is sunburst and was set up almost perfect, but the bass E and A needed to have their nut slots lowered just a bit. The 12th fret gap was dead on at 3/32 under the bass E and 1/16 under the teble E. Finished well in poly; the burst was not real impressive, but the TONE is impressive. I mean the guitar sounds quite good acoustically. No; it's not a Taylor 414 or a D210, but it's also under $400 with a good pickup! I have owned a lot of guitars over the years (like probably 70-100) in classical, electric solids, semi hollows, acoustics and A/E from the $350 up to $3,000 range. This 1964 Texan is a terrific value and sounds good enough for a working pro. It is at least as good acoustically as amped and the pickup is under-saddle, so you do have a little 'quack' to deal with. But it is one of the best pickup systems of that type I have heard.

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3.0

A Great Guitar Ruined

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from Dallas, Texas

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

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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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

inspired by 1964 epi texan

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from N.H.

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

I just recently purchased this guitar. It is built well for the money. I got the hardshell case which is very nice. The finish is very nice. I wish the neck were a little slimmer(hence the term "slim taper") but after I set it up and lower the action,it should be fine. I am going to change the nut to bone for better sound. And I will change out the strings to elixers or d'adario's. Big fan of the coated strings. The controls for the pickup system are a cool touch hidden in the sound hole. All said, it sounds good for the money and being a BEATLES fan, it looks great next to my epi casino. I rate it a good Purchase.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Guitar

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from Hartford, CT

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At age 10, my mother bought me my first guitar - a 1964 Epiphone "Cortez", the smaller version of the Texan, made in the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo. I still own and play this guitar, but since then, I have acquired many others, including Martins, a Gibson J-45, Guilds, Ibanez, and others. I saw the newly issued 1964 Texan in a music store over Christmas, and I couldn't believe my eyes - the "older brother" of my cherry sunburst Cortez! I was immediately struck by the beautiful styling and quality of workmanship in the guitar. Then, I played it. It was like no other guitar in the shop - bright, well-balanced with sparkling highs a perfect mid-range,and a booming bass. I ordered on on the spot. Since then, my poor $3,000 guitars have been relegated to their cases and I can't keep my hands off my Texan! For $449 (minus promotional discounts that are readily available at the Guitar Center), buy two!!

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