Epiphone / Navarre / 1936 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
30’s Epiphone flat tops are one of the best kept secrets in vintage guitars, and certainly amongst the rarest. The Navarre flattop was introduced in 1931, and was Epiphone's response to the Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe. It's a big bodied Red Spruce / Mahogany dreadnought, lightly ladder braced, with a 12 fret neck join, and the scale length is long 25 3/8”. This combination, together with very thin, high end tone woods gives this guitar plenty of volume and punch with stronger trebles than a Smeck. The sound is also more balanced and not quite as boomy. Altogether an absolute joy to play, hugely responsive and very versatile. This example is in excellent condition for it’s age, with just one repaired top crack, and an over sprayed back and sides. It has upgraded tuners, a replaced pickguard, and an LR Baggs active pickup system fitted. To add to the rarity of this already scarce guitar, it even comes in it’s original hard 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.