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USED Epiphone / FT45N Cortez 1963 [03]

Serial Number : 199739

[SN 199739] USED Epiphone / FT45N Cortez 1963 [03]

Item Code: 03-2800001195792
Store: [03] ochanomizu
Relation Page: EPIPHONE x x USED

Regular price $2,330.00 USD
Regular price $2,353.00 USD Sale price $2,330.00 USD
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Original plastic bridge! And it rings!"

This Cortez was made by the Gibson Kalamazoo factory.
The head angle is 17 degrees and the nut width is 41mm as measured. Plastic bridges used in products of the time were often cracked or replaced with visually pictured ones, but this one is still intact with some distortion, deformation, and discoloration. Dents, scratches, weather checks, chipped paint on the head edges, top wear from picking, and tarnished metal parts can be seen. The entire piece appears to have been over-lacquered, but the scratches and stains have been "overwritten" and there is little visual discomfort. Overall, the appearance is good for its age. The bridge plate has been reinforced with wood. The letter "e" on the pickguard is missing, which is not uncommon, but it is still present on this particular model.
The neck is in fair condition. The frets are wide and flat and appear to be original, but there are signs that they have been re-done. It appears that glue was used to fix the frets, but there is a spot on the fingerboard where the glue is still sticking out. About 70% of the height remains, and playability is perfect.
You can enjoy the crisp, dry, and tasteful vintage tone. The resonance is light, which is characteristic of plastic bridges, but the response is good, and the guitar as a whole gives the impression of sounding good. It gives the impression of sufficient volume. The small body gives the impression of being fingerpicked, but even with flat picking, you can feel the guitar's powerful response. The earthy sound is suitable for folk, blues, country, and other narrative accompaniments. The price is relatively reasonable for a vintage Gibson acoustic. Recommended.
Top: Spruce
Side & Back: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: (Possibly) Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge: Plastic

Year of manufacture: 1963s
Accessories: Non-authentic hard case
Serial: 199739

Fingerboard:(Possibly) Brazilian Rosewood


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Founded in 1938, Ishibashi Music Corporation is one of the busiest and most respected Musical Instrument retail chains in Japan. The company is highly regarded world wide as a reliable seller of top quality secondhand items too. We have over 13 stores around Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima,Fukuoka and Shanghai(China). Ishibashi Music Corporation also handles large amounts of NEW, USED and VINTAGE instruments.

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Ishibashi Music Corporation is one of the largest and most respected Musical Instrument retail chain stores in Japan. The company is highly regarded world wide as a reliable seller of top quality USED and VINTAGE instruments.

Domestically the Ishibashi Music Corporation also handles a large amount of NEW inside of Japan. We have over 11 stores around Japan including Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. Not all of the items you purchase from us are in our Shibuya store in Tokyo where we do all of our international communications from.

Please be patient while we do inter-company transfers on your items. The usual wait time for our shipping is 7 to 10 days worldwide. We are open from 10:00am until 6:00pm (Tokyo time zone)


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