Featuring a L. R. Baggs® pickup system, Solid Spruce Top, and rare Faded Vintageburst finishEpiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton "1964" Texan, designed with GRAMMY™ winner and Musicians Hall of Fame member Peter Frampton. Featuring a Solid Spruce top with a rare Faded Vintageburst finish, an L. R. Baggs® EAS-VTC pickup system, and the same Schaller® M6 machine heads Frampton uses on his vintage Texan. Limited to just 500 guitars.
Show Me the Way To An Epiphone Frampton purchased his original Texan in 1968 while recording with Humble Pie. “I loved Steve Marriott’s guitar which was an Epiphone Frontier,” recalled Frampton. “I asked our guitar tech if he could find me one like it and he came back with the Texan. And I played it and loved it. Mine was made only 3 months apart from Paul McCartney’s in 1964. He wrote “Yesterday” on his and I wrote “Baby I Love Your Way” on mine!” Frampton’s original 1964 Texan has been his main songwriting guitar ever since and has been a constant companion on the road until it was retired in favor of his new Ltd. Ed. “1964” Texan. “I played the prototype on a British TV show and it sounded incredible. I’m so thrilled and honored.”
Top Material: Solid Spruce
Body Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Traditional 1960's SlimTaper™; C-Profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Headstock: Traditional Epiphone "Sloped Dovewing": "Peter Frampton" signature replica on back in silver.
Truss Rod: 2-way Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: "Bullet" shaped; 2-layer (B/W); Vintage "E" in White
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid "Parallelograms"
Electronics: L. R. Baggs® EAS-VTC System (1-Pickup System)
Built-In LF Filter
Master Volume & Master Tone Controls
Under Saddle Pickup: L. R. Baggs® Flexible Film Sensor
Body Top: 3-ply (Ivory/Black/Ivory)
Body Back: 1-ply (Ivory)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
Bridge: Pau Ferro; Reverse-Belly
Bridge Pins: White with "Abalone" Dots
Nut Material: Nylon
Nut Width: 1.62"
Machine Heads: Schaller® M6
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise with foil "E"
Strap Buttons: Neck and Body
Output Jack: Endpin
Sound Hole Label: Vintage Rectangular Blue
Model: FT-79 with Peter's original serial number "205898" Sequential serial number on back of headstock
Includes: Unsigned Certificate of Authenticity
Other: "2018" Edition logo on back of headstock
Finish: Faded Vintageburst