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Epiphone Recording Model A 1929 (trade)

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Epiphone Recording Model A 1929 (trade)

At the height of the banjo boom in 1928, Epiphone introduced the Recording series of guitars, each one identified only by a letters 'A' through 'E' and unique due to their unusual body shape. The Recording guitars series each had a combination of spruce and laminated maple, with either an arched or flat top, depending on the price. The Recording guitars were not a success probably because of the lack of celebrity endorsement. This also means guitars like these are not often found and have become increasingly more collectable.

Soundwise these guitars sound really unique, not big in volume but big in character with a very smooth, sweet and balanced sound, ideal for fingerstyle playing or light strumming. It reminds of Gibson guitars of the 1930s. This Model A with Venetian body style made in 1929 features a graduated flat spruce top and 3-ply figured maple back and sides, set 2-piece maple neck with C profile, rosewood fretboard with dot inlay,  rounded headstock with pearloid overlay, hand etched & painted banner logo engraving, 1-ply black body binding, the original Grover Banjo-Style tuners, and a rosewood bridge. The guitar looks great for it's age,and sounds truly amazing, reminds of a vintage Gibson guitar.

Condition is very good, 8,5 out of 10. The top has three professionaly repaired cracks and is entirely stable, the neck has been reset and in that process the fretboard has been broken at the 12th fret, a piece of binding went missing underneath the fretboard and a hole was drilled in the heel and heelblock, but all this has been repaired and filled very nicely. The frets have also been replaced.

Model Features:

Body shape A 12-fret
Body Depth at Endblock 99mm (3 7/8")
Lower Bout Width 353mm (13 7/8")
Upper Bout Width 242mm (9 1/2")
Back and Sides Laminated Birdseye Maple
Top Solid Spruce
Finish Natural
Neck Maple
Neck Shape C
Fretboard Rosewood
Fretboard Radius none
Bridge Rosewood
Scale Length 640mm (25 3/16")
Nutwidth 46mm (1 13/16")
String spacing         55mm (2 3/16")
Tuners Grover Banjo Style (original)
Pickup x
Travels in Period Correct Hardshell Case
Remarks Used guitar with 1 year warranty

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