Up for sale, a 1966 Epiphone Cortez FT-45N vintage acoustic guitar, crafted by Gibson in their Kalamazoo, MI factory and in exceptional condition. A particularly clean and well cared for example of the Cortez, this Epiphone is essentially the same guitar as Gibson's B-25N yet with a different headstock shape and pickguard. The Cortez boasts X braced construction and an incredibly powerful sound. An absolute workhorse with tonal depth and projection that belies the body size, this Epiphone is simply one of the good ones. Ery punchy and percussive midrange, the instrument offers t.Aut, clear bass frequencies and enough high end pluck and detail to stay present in a mix without being overly bright. This guitar begs to be played hard, and a solid strum yields ample power and an articulate, broad sound. The instrument is featherweight at 3lbs 2oz. Setup and strung with 12-53 phosphor bronze strings, this Epiphone is ready for stage and studio use. The one-piece Honduran mahogany neck has a slender C shape at the nut with.
Lots of shoulder and a comfy, round handful in the higher registers, measuring. 825 deep at the 1st fret and. The Brazilian rosewood fretboard retains the stock medium jumbo fretwire which has its full factory height, showing m. Oderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-2, with fainter wear extending until fret 5.The nut measures 1 9/16" in width, and the scale length is 24 3/4". The headstock retains the original Kluson Deluxe double line strip tuners too. The original bridge sits flush with the top, and the adjustable plastic bridge saddle offers ideal action with room for future adjustment. The original transparent tortoise pickguard is intact on the top with no curling or warping, and the guard retains its stock raised "E" Epsilon sticker. The natural nitro lacquer finish is 100% original with no touchup or overspray, and the top has faint checking.
Short professionally repaired and cleated split beyond the pickguard on the treble side lower bout, and the guitar is otherwise. Cosmetic wear is limited to a. Few minor nicks on the body as a whole, mostly localized on the back lower bout edge along with a few faint finish scratches. The neck profile is flawless. Truly one of the more punchy and midrange forward X braced small bodied Kalamazoo-made acoustics weve had in the shop, this Cortez simply delivers.
A modern hardshell case with a zippered vinyl exterior is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please.The item "1966 Epiphone FT-45N Cortez Vintage X Braced Acoustic Guitar Gibson-Made, B-25N" is in sale since Tuesday, June 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
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