Epiphone Zephyr 1951
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The Epiphone Zephyr was built in New York, a few years before Gibson would acquire them. A classic Jazz guitar from the bop-era! The body is made out of laminated Maple and features an old Natural refinish. The original tortoise pickguard is a real jewel on this vintage guitar! The original Epiphone Carousel knobs are changed throughout the years.
It’s difficult to put an exact date on this guitar, because the label inside the body is gone, but judging by the specs the guitar most likely build in circa 1951. The solid Cherry neck with Walnut center stripe features a Rosewood fretboard with split-block fingerboard inlays. The neck is also equipped with a hex-key adjustable truss rod. On the headstock we find a beautiful stained walnut headplate with enamel Epiphone Bikini logo and original Epiphone Epsilon Logo tuners.
A common problem on vintage Epiphone guitars is crumbling of the celluloid binding. This was also the case with this Zephyr. Therefore one of the previous owners decided to completely replace the binding. This replacement has been professionally done, see photos.
Originally it would have been equipped with an adjustable “New York” pickup. Along the way the pickup has been changed for a 1950s Epiphone Century pickup. This vintage Epiphone is strung with .012 strings and the action is nice and low.
Comes with a modern case.