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For Sale: Epiphone Emperor Arch Top Guitar 1945

Posted By: banjokid1 (+2) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$5,500 USD

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A beautiful example of the “Golden Age of guitar making” with Its tight-grained carved spruce top and highly figured maple back & sides. Every edge of this instrument is highly decorated with multiple bindings and its rosewood fingerboard is inlaid with large rectangular blocks of mother-of-pearl with an abalone notch in each one. The peg head is inlaid with the mother-of-pearl Epiphone script logo and a spectacular flower & leaf design, crowned with the original double-tab Kolb tuners. The seven-piece flame maple neck is straight with superb action.

The tone of this guitar is rich and full, with all the power and projection needed to be heard in any big band of the 1940s. There are a few minor blemishes and two professionally sealed back cracks — a 3” center seam just below the neck heel and a 5” hairline near the original “Frequensator” tailpiece. The pick guard had previously installed volume and tone controls, which have been professionally restored to original specs. The bridge has been upgraded with a tune-o-matic saddle but the original saddle is also included. Surprisingly, there is no fret wear. This is a beast of a guitar — ready for stage or recording.

$5995 with original embossed hard case

note: Because of recent changes in shipping policies of the USPS, we can only ship within the U.S.


United States, Port Townsend, WA, 98368

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Mastercard, Visa

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition


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