Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. They Zenith was built with laminated backs and sides though the tops were solid carved spruce , which results in them having a weaker voice than mid- and upper-range Epiphone archtops. Upload or insert images from URL. It's much less "I know stuff better than you because I have Posts and I'm older and more expierienced" than on other Forums With a lower bout width of While certainly any vintage guitar may come with conditional issues or surprises under the hood, archtops in this higher echelon were built by more skilled luthiers using better materials and are typically better equipped to stand the test of time. It was the very first constructed for his endorsement.
The 53 Epi had a giant baseball bat neck that I hated. It is a seperate forum, run but essentially the same people, but you need to register there seperately. I would really like to have a MasterBilt era model too, like a 38 Deluxe or so, that will probably be my next guitar Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. I guess jazz guitarists tend to respond to a certain type of aesthetic, I should start looking for a model i can use in my ebay listing!
Posted September 18, The Emperor was unfortunately front and center in one of the all-time great guitar ads, The Emperor and the Maid. Over the past 45 or so years I have tried more Epi archtops built between the early s and early s that I can recall. Shop Epiphone Broadway on Reverb. I just love the look, feel and tone of the early ones! There is another great one i remember seeing but cant seem to find it now that had a similar motif but with a blonde girl, and the slogan was 'some gentlemen prefer blondes', of course promoting the natural non-sunburst finish.
For as definitive as an acoustic brand as Martin is, many players aren't aware of the Pennsylvania firm's history with archtops. Eventually they began making low-cost Gibson style guitars under the Epiphone name. NOw it's the name of a Chinese built electric cutaway arch top. You can post now and register later. But be warned that the reverence commanded by the Gibson name tends to push price points higher than you'll find on similarly constructed Epiphones. The brand reportedly made only guitars, which makes the surviving models extremely rare and collectible. There have been a few different Martin archtop series including the C, F, and R series in the '30s, as well as an electric take on the F series in the '60s.