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Epiphone / Zephyr / 1945 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

The Epiphone Zephyr was in production from 1939 - 1958, and this example is from the first incarnation with a 16 3/8” body, and the pickup placement in the bridge position - by 1947 the body became 17 3/8”, and by 1949 the pickup had been moved to the neck position making the model a real jazzer. So this is very much a rock ’n’ roll / blues guitar. It also features tone and volume and tone controls mounted on the brilliantly named ‘Master Voicer’ plates. The guitar has a Maple body, with a 3 piece Maple / Rosewood / Maple neck. The bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard has classic block inlays, and the tailpiece has Epiphone stamped across it. The guitar appears to be all original other than the changed P90 (60’s I think) from the original blade style pickup. The warmth of the pickup actually makes it more versatile, although it’s still pretty hot sounding and capable of generating a wide range of tones. The neck has a very played, comfortable feel to it, and the action is good. There are three small indentations by the treble side F hole which don’t go through the top, and a couple of cracks by the jack socket. Other than that the guitar’s in very good condition for it’s age, and one if the coolest arch tops I’ve had for quite a while. It comes in a non original tweed hard case. 

Glenns Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Glenn Sinnock
Gibson, Martin, Guild, Lowden, Collings etc.
Vintage Flattops
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10am - 8pm / 7 days

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.

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