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1950 Epiphone Broadway Regent

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Serial #: 60992, New York label

Body size at lower bout: 17 3/8" Scale length: 25 1/2". Nut width: 1 11/16"

Finish: Original sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type

Materials: Solid handcarved figured maple back and sides; solid bookmatched handcarved spruce top; solid mahogany neck with 3-ply walnut/maple centerstripe; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl inlay; ornate "Dogwood" mother-of-pearl peghead inlay and block fingerboard inlays, triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock.

Hardware: Original gold hardware includes Pat. Pend Frequensator tailpiece; 16x1 Epsilon logo tuners; compensated adjustable Brazilian rosweood bridge; hex-key adjustable truss rod. Vintage correct triple bound swirl tortoise pickguard (original guard included in case). Kent Armstrong floating PAF pickup with volume and tone controls, 1/4" jack mounted under pickguard.

Notes: Epiphone's ornate Broadway models have always been hard to come by. But the cutaway versions are almost vanishingly scarce, and highly sought after by players and collectors alike. Introduced in 1949, the Broadway "Regent," (as the cutaway guitars were designated) was produced in the New York factory in very limited numbers for only three years, until operations ceased there late in 1951. This example is one of only two we have ever had the pleasure to offer. This stunning example sports the distinctive floral inlay on the peghead, a design that appears on some Deluxes of the era as well.

This rare example has been maintained in wonderful original condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. (An older crack in the peghead has been soundly and invisibly repaired years ago.) With all solid carved construction, the guitar sports a nicely figured maple back, and all its original finish and hardware, including an additional bound tortoise pickguard with floating Armstrong PAF pickup and controls.

The guitar has the big, vibrant voice of a true carved-top, and the gentle C profile neck is inviting in the hand, with smooth low action over the solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. The warmly shaded original sunburst finish is masterfully applied, highlighting the highly figured back and sides, and the original brown Epiphone hardshell case is every bit as handsome as well. A superb player, and a rare find indeed: a highly collectible example of Epi's finest work. One only: call now

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings (.013-.057). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at .070-.080 at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge..

Case: Original brown Epiphone hardshell case with pink lining, with epsilon logo in raised plush under case lid.



































































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