Epiphone / Blackstone / 1944 / Blonde / Guitar For Sale
The Blackstone was introduced in Epiphone’s original archtop line of 1931, with a 14 3/4". By 1936 it took it’s final form with the 16 3/8" lower bout, and the centre-dip headstock appeared in 1939. Epiphone’s most popular 16" guitar, the Blackstone remained in the catalog continuously until 1949. This particular example is a bit of a curiosity, and may well be a custom order, as I can’t find another with this cream top finish - which appears to be original judging by the quality, ageing and lacquer checking. The other curiosity is the Rosewood strip on the tailpiece, unusual but quite striking. Having said that, it’s a killer guitar, with great tone and playability - the solid Spruce top, figured Maple back and sides giving a big, bright sound, with good clarity and definition. The Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, and bound body and fingerboard are signs of real quality. Unusually for an arch top of this age, the action is good all the way along the neck, and there are no cracks or repairs. It also comes in the coolest alligator skin case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.