This Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado 1966 is absolutely a cannon! Not only because the Beatles played these Epiphone guitars … it sounds sooooo stunningly beautiful, looks absolutely cool and plays fantastic.
This guitar sounds better than many of the Gibsons of the 60s we had and it is an incredibly cool old vinatge player. It also has, with 42 mm (1.650″) nut width, a wider and more comfortable neck than the Gibson guitars of the same period.
Epiphone was purchased by Gibson in 1957. Gibson moved the company from New York to Kalamazoo and for many years Epiphone produced basically the same guitars as Gibson, only under a different name and with a slightly different look.
Musicians like Paul McCartney of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain, to name but a few, made these guitars world famous.
This beautiful Epiphone FT-90 El Dorado is from 1966 and is basically the same guitar as the Gibson Southern Jumbo Natural.
It has a beautiful open vintage sound. From the looks alone, the expert can tell that this guitar is something special.
But then when you hold it in your hands, it unfolds all its charm – growling basses combined with a fine vintage touch to the overall sound. The sound has a woody quality to it, giving it an almost mystical atmosphere.
At the same time, the guitar is very well balanced and offers the most beautiful timbres.
It is very easy to play and has a straight neck with a low action and well preserved frets.
Obviously the guitar has been played a lot over the years and has got the irresistible vintage look. It is in great vintage condition and 100% ready for the next stage!
It comes with the original case.