Over the years, Epiphone guitars of the 1960's have developed a folklore of their own. Built in the same factory as their Gibson equivalent models, they share many features with these guitars, although subtle design changes and undeniably catchier model names such as 'Cortez' & 'Texan' have given them a cult following of their own outside of their Gibson connection, and many are far less commonly found than their Gibson counterparts.
This wonderful 1964 Epiphone Frontier is a fantastic example of a Gibson made square shoulder Epiphone acoustic. The Frontier was the Epiphone branded version of Gibsons Dove acoustic dreadnought model, featuring a spruce top with maple back and sides. Frontiers are among our favourite flat tops in store, with this example having a presence and balance that make it formidable across all playing styles. This particular example also features the wider nut width found on models from ‘63, as opposed to the typically skinnier neck found on the majority of Epiphone acoustics. Other features of this guitar include the slotted block fretboard inlays and wonderfully ornate rope and cactus celluloid pickguard found on these models during this period.
This guitar is in original condition with the exception of a previous drilled jack input hole remaining on the lower bout, although the pickup itself has been removed at some point. There is the usual patina and checking, along with some sunburst fade out to the soundboard, but it is otherwise original and in excellent shape.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop. This guitar also includes a 3 year warranty.