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Vintage 1949-53 Epiphone Kent Archtop Sunburst Electric Guitar w/ vtg Hard Case

  • Price:$1099.99

Vintage original Epiphone Kent Sunburst Archtop electric guitar, serial number 62377, manufactured in New York approximately in 1951? Overall this guitar is in very good shape. The body and neck seem solid and I can't notice any repairs to the instrument. there is a small nick on the bottom of the body in the back that does not go through. The guitar appears to be all original but is missing the pick guard and the metal Epihone logo plate that would attach to the head of the guitar. The pick guard hardware is still attached. I have not tried to plug this into an amp and is being sold as is. Although as I stated the instrument looks to be in very good condition. The hard shell case has a Guild sticker inside it and is also in very good shape. The case has a vintage guitar strap, several picks, and what I believe is the key for the case in it (I have not attempted to lock it). Both the guitar and case have the usual nicks and marks from years of use. Please look at the photos and feel free to ask any questions. 

Since I listed the guitar last night I had someone look at it that is much more knowledgeable about intstruments than I am and he said the neck is straight, the action is low with no fret buzz, and the frets all seem to be in good shape. He said it seemed very playable as it sits. He did not play it plugged in since I do not have a cord or amp. Thanks for your interest.

Kent

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Epiphone Kent
1953 Epiphone Kent
  • 1949-1954
  • 1 NY pickup or Tone Spectrum pickup
  • Arched mahogany top
  • Flat mahogany back & mahogany sides
  • Standard F-holes
  • 1-ply celluloid body binding
  • Set mahogany neck with "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style headstock with metal truss rod cover
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Rosewood bridge base
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Open-back plate-mounted tuners
  • Celluloid tortoise pickguard
  • Carousel knobs
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 15.375" body width



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