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Epiphone / FT79 Texan / 1964 / Sunburst / Guitar

he Gibson-made Epiphone FT-79 Texan had an initial run from 1958 to 1970, and this 1964 model comes right out of its heyday.

This particular model was made famous by Paul McCartney (he also owns one from 1964). He bought his guitar (also a right handed model, which he flipped around) in New York in 1965. List price at that time was 175 USD. It proved to be a good and longterm investment because he uses this guitar almost every time when performing "Yesterday".

Also frequently popping up in the hands of many other guitarists and singer-songwriters of the era (Like Peter Frampton and others), the Texan is a large-bodied guitar with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, that's well suited to big, open strumming and fingerpicking. The shape is similar to that of a slope-shouldered J-45, but with a longer 25.5" scale length, and it sports a unique adjustable bridge.

The bright, clean, and big tone of this guitar is immediately evocative of folk-rock albums of the 1960s and 70s.

Collector grade condition! Especially given the age, the playability and set-up are excellent. Do note the comfortable 1-5/8" nut width. Snag yourself a bit of music history with this one!

The guitar travels in a nice vintage hard shell case.


Instrument sold

MojoGuitar, Belgium  

Contact name:
Simon Rees
Martin and Gibson
English, Dutch, French, German
Used and vintage Acoustic Guitars
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The Mojo Guitar shop is open on appointment only

Mojo Guitar is Belgium's online vintage guitar specialist , with:

• Specific interest in vintage, rare and used guitars (mainly of the brands Martin and Gibson)
• Focus on buying, selling, trading, appraising and of course …. playing the guitar!
• Worldwide shipping

We are located in Belgium, in Sint-Martens-Latem (near Ghent).

The shop is open on appointment only.

Contact Simon: 

Mobile: +32/479/28.85.00

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We prefer payment by bank transfer. Paypal upon request. 


If local pick-up is not possible, we ship your guitar. We usually ship with FedEx.
With the high quality of instruments that we offer, we recommend you to use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests.


Merchandise is sold as seen. Please ask all questions and view all pictures thoroughly before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. 
If you have bought through mail order or via website sale which requires the item to be shipped and you are not absolutely happy with your purchase you may return it to the shop, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund less all applicable shipping charges.
The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left the shop. 
Mojo Guitar will not be held responsible for any issues with shipping agency (loss or damage) in returns.


Once we have received the returned item, you will be reimbursed with the total amount you paid for it (minus the shipping fees and a 10 % restocking fee may be applied) 

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