Vintage Epiphone Broadway Archtop Acoustic Guitar c.1951Epiphone
This beautiful, vintage Epiphone Broadway from 1951 is about as classy and elegant an archtop as you're likely to find. Hand built during an era of otherworldly craftsmanship, this instrument is the quintessential acoustic Jazz guitar. Bearing serial number 60096, this Broadway boasts a big, full, smokey tone with crisp, clear highs. Perfect for it's Jazz / Swing pedigree. Weighing in at 6 lb. 4 oz., this Epi has a thick, soft 1950's "V" shaped neck profile which feels great. It's substantial without being cumbersome. The frets are still in great condition and are possible replacements. The tuners, bridge, Frequensator tail piece and tortoise shell pickguard are original to this guitar. Construction materials and features include a maple back and sides, spruce top, laminated maple neck with a super dark, rich rosewood fingerboard and a 17" lower bout. The overall condition is good with the assorted small dings, chips and impressions that would be common on a "Truman-era" guitar. There are also several repaired cracks on the front and rear face that have been touched up and refinished over. This guitar ships with it's original hard shell case which is so cool, it alone is almost worth purchasing the guitar for.