Description: Electric Guitar - 1947 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe
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1947 Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe
Serial #:75300, electric series, stamped in back of headstock
Body size at lower bout: 17 3/8" Scale length: 25 1/2". Nut width: 1 11/16"
Finish: Amber blonde sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type
Materials: Highly figured flame maple back and sides; spruce top; solid maple
neck with 3-ply walnut/maple centerstripe; ornate vine style mother-of-pearl
peghead inlay and cloud fingerboard inlays in mother of pearl, Brazilian
Rosewood fingerboard with inlaid perimeter stripes, deluxe five-ply body
binding, bound fingerboard and headstock, bone nut.
Hardware: Includes not reproduction black pickguard; Original gold hardware including 16X1 Epsilon-logo tuners, original gold Frequensator tailpiece and pickguard support; Missing original Epiphone Master pickup, replaced with Gibson Humbucker;
Replaced tone and volume controls (All done by professional luthier). Hex-key
adjustable truss rod, original bridge with rosewood saddle and maple base.
Notes: With its spectacular 3-D flame body, all
gold hardware and signature cloud inlays, the Epiphone Zephyr Deluxe was truly a
Cadillac among electric guitars. Originally crafted circa 1947, this electric
(Zephyr) version of the Deluxe was Epi's top-of-the line electric guitar,
predating the Emperor electric by several years. The body shows highly figured
flame maple to great effect, and is laminated for superior feedback resistance.
With it's big wound strings and impeccable action, the tone is fat and
sweet, and the neck is invitingly comfortable in the hand.
This example is in good condition. The body is
solid and the neck angle is excellent, the tone is sweet, fat and lively, a classic jump blues and swing machine. A rare opportunity to acquire a genuine 40's vintage Deluxe, at a extremely low price of $2195
The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings,
Case: Non original Plush-lined hardshell case, hinges have been replaced with
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