1939 Epiphone Blackstone – £1299

Apr 5, 2022 | Gibson

1939 Epiphone Blackstone – £1299

NEW ARRIVAL  The Blackstone was introduced in Epiphone’s original archtop line of 1931, with a 14 3/4″ lower bout. Between 1934 – 1936 the body size increased to 15 1/2” before it took it’s final form with the 16 3/8″ lower bout, and it became Epiphone’s most popular 16″ guitar. This 1939 Blackstone is easily the most unusual looking example I’ve seen, as it has an extreme cutaway, giving it quite a contemporary look. The guitar features a Spruce top, and figured Maple back and sides giving a big, bright sound, with good clarity and definition. The Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays, and bound body and fingerboard are signs of real quality. Unusually for an arch top of this age, the action is good all the way along the neck, making the playability very easy. The guitar is in very good condition, with one repaired top crack and a missing fingerboard inlay. The guitar comes in it’s original hard case which is scruffy but functional. 

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