Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar

Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar

Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar
The fine item you are considering is an. Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar. This amazing and rare early Epiphone guitar dates to 1951 based on my research, and is really in pretty remarkable overall condition. There are some issues, these being that the plastic decorative cap that once sat on the heel of the neck is missing, the pick guard is missing, the edge binding is coming loose in some areas (now held in place by blue painters tape) and the action is quite high. Also, theres a bit of a separation where the neck meets the headstock, where the fingerboard is lifting a slight amount off the neck along with the top ply of the headstock, but this looks like its been like this a very long time, and nothing is going anywhere (see photos). The Epiphone decal is missing from the headstock, but the inner paper label is still in the guitar and identifies it as the Byron model.

Also, the original tuners have been replaced by a nice set of Grovers. I tuned the guitar up to 440 with the strings that are currently on the guitar, and it created a situation with very tight strings and a high action. The action is OK around the first three frets but then gets. Higher as you move up the neck. I'd certainly put light gauge strings on the guitar and there's a truss rod in the neck, but I don't really know how far that will get you as far as getting great action on this old girl.

I suppose that the bridge could also be taken down, but I'd personally take the guitar to a good luthier to try everything I could to get the action nice without having to spring for a neck reset. Oh, there is no heel lift on the neck.

I measured the string height at various frets and I got 2/16th of an inch at the 3rd fret, 3/16th of an inch at the 5th fret, 4/16th of an inch at the 9th fret and 5/16th of an inch at the 12th fret. Sorry, I do not have a case, but the guitar will be mummified in bubble wrap to insure a safe trip to its new home. Please see my photos to have a look at this nice item. The item "Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar" is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".

The seller is "captain-apache" and is located in Shingle Springs, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.


Antique Vintage 1951 Epiphone New York Byron Arch Top Acoustic Guitar


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