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Epiphone Zenith 1952-53 Hollow Body Guitar Sunburst Hard Shell Case - $1,600 (Jacksonville)

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Herschel St near St Johns Ave

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condition: good
This is a 1952 or 1953 Epiphone Zenith model. It has a wonderful warm tone as you would expect and a lot of volume and projection. The front and rare binding have been recently restored/replaced by pro Luthier Dale Roberts. So the binding should be good for the next 70 years! The guitar is structurally sound and has decent frets on it with some grooving down in the 1st - 5th frets. At some point this instrument had a floating pickup system on it, there are 2 small holes under the strings and two small holes and control plate out line down near the edge. Guessing it had a DeArmond on it?

The case is old and structurally fine but is does have ware on it especially on the bottom. It's done its job well. I don't think it's the original.

From The GuitarDater Project site:

Your guitar was made at the
Philadelphia Plant (Epiphone), USA
in 1952 or 1953
Production Number: 64938

post id: 7746552586

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