1944 Epiphone Blackstone – £1499

Apr 15, 2021 | Gibson

1944 Epiphone Blackstone – £1499

NEW ARRIVAL  The Blackstone was introduced in Epiphone’s original archtop line of 1931, with a 14 3/4″. By 1936 it took it’s final form with the 16 3/8″ lower bout, and the centre-dip headstock appeared in 1939. Epiphone’s most popular 16″ guitar, the Blackstone remained in the catalog continuously until 1949. 1944 seems to be one of the few years this model came with a gloss cream top, possibly because tone woods were hard to come by during the war, and Epiphone decided to cover up the grain. Having said that, it’s a killer guitar, with great tone and playability – the 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. The guitar is in all original condition, with just one repaired top crack. It comes in a non original hard case. 

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