Epiphone Masterbilt Texan FT-79 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
An Inspired Update on the Legendary Texan
Epiphone’s Texan FT-79 acoustic-electric guitar is more than a throwback to an iconic instrument. For today’s Masterbilt Texan, Epi’s taken the classic Texan and enhanced it with a superbly playable ’60s SlimTaper neck, improved bridge design, and modern electronics. With its all-solid-tonewood construction — mahogany body and Sitka spruce top — the Texan delivers big, balanced tone that’s perfect for solo artists and singer-songwriters. And its Fishman Sonitone amplification system lets you be stage-ready any time, anywhere. Paul McCartney wrote “Yesterday” on his Texan. Now you can make your own music history — with the Epiphone Texan.
Own your piece of music history
McCartney, Peter Frampton, and Noel Gallagher all used Epiphone Texans (Sir Paul actually wrote “Yesterday” on his ’64 Texan — and still performs with it). Epiphone celebrates this iconic instrument with a Masterbilt Texan, and while it includes classic touches like the sloped dovewing headstock design and mother-of-pearl Parallelogram fingerboard inlays, Epi has one-upped the original with state-of-the-art Fishman Sonitone Electronics — a feature that performing acoustic guitarists at Sweetwater really appreciate. And so will you, every time you plug in onstage or in your studio.
Hit the stage with Fishman Sonitone electronics
The Epiphone Masterbilt Texan FT-79 comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics that are ready for you to hit the stage or plug into your computer for easy recording. The pickup controls are mounted inside the soundhole, giving you easy access to volume and tone. Fishman is a world leader in acoustic amplification, giving you exceptional plugged-in tone with your Epiphone Masterbilt Texan
Epiphone Masterbuilt Texan FT-79 Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- A classic electric-acoustic for the modern player
- Solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides
- Mahogany neck, ’60s SlimTaper; bone nut
- Pau ferro fingerboard, 12" radius, mother-of-pearl Parallelogram inlays
- 25.5" scale length; 20 frets; 1.69" bone nut
- Fishman Sonitone Electronics