Epiphone in association with guitar legend Peter Frampton have designed and created the Limited Edition Peter Frampton 1964 Texan. Limited to just 500 guitars, the Peter Frampton 1964 Texan features a solid Spruce top with a rare Faded Vintageburst finish, a L. R. Baggs® EAS-VTC pickup system, and the same Schaller® M6 machine heads Frampton uses on his vintage Texan.
Epiphone LE Peter Frampton 1964 Texan Acoustic Electric Features
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- Solid Spruce Top with Faded Vintageburst finish
- L. R. Baggs EAS-VTC pickup System and Schaller® M6 machine heads
- Limited to 500 guitars
- Sequential serial number on back of headstock
Frampton purchased his original Texan in 1968 while recording with Humble Pie. “I loved Steve Marriott’s guitar which was an Epiphone Frontier,” recalled Frampton. “I asked our guitar tech if he could find me one like it and he came back with the Texan. And I played it and loved it. Mine was made only 3 months apart from Paul McCartney’s in 1964. He wrote “Yesterday” on his and I wrote “Baby I Love Your Way” on mine!” Frampton’s original 1964 Texan has been his main songwriting guitar ever since and has been a constant companion on the road until it was retired in favor of his new Ltd. Ed. “1964” Texan. “I played the prototype on a British TV show and it sounded incredible. I’m so thrilled and honored.”
Solid Spruce Top with Faded Vintageburst Finish:
Like Frampton’s vintage 1964 Texan, the new Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton "1964" Texan has a Solid Mahogany body and a Solid Spruce Top with a Faded Vintageburst finish and 3-ply Ivory and Black binding. The Mahogany neck has a 1960s SlimTaper C-Profile with a 25.5” scale length, 20 medium jumbo frets, a 12” radius, and a Pau Ferro fingerboard with Pearloid "Parallelograms” inlays. The traditional Sloped Dovewing headstock comes with a replica of Frampton’s signature in silver plus Frampton’s original serial number-- “205898"--on the back along with a “2018 Edition” logo. The 2-way adjustable truss rod has an Epiphone “bullet” shaped cover with a 60s era Epiphone “E” logo in white. The Pau Ferro reverse belly bridge has a bone saddle and white bridge pins with "Abalone" Dots. The tortious shell-style pickguard also has a 60’s era silver “E” emblem.
L. R. Baggs EAS-VTC System:
Peter Frampton has long been a fan of L. R. Baggs pickup systems. For his Epiphone Ltd. Ed. “1964” Texan, Frampton chose the cutting edge L. R. Baggs EAS-VTC system which includes both a soundhole pickup and a Flexible Film Sensor pickup in the saddle. The EAS-VTS system allows the Texan’s incredible dynamic range and true acoustic sound to shine through when plugged in. Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their tone, the EAS-VTC system was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play. The L. R. Baggs system includes soundhole mounted controls for Master Volume and Tone along with a built-in LF filter. The L. R. Baggs EAS-VTC system is powered by a standard 9-volt battery.
Schaller® M6 Machine Heads:
The new Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton "1964" Texan includes the same Schaller® M6 machine heads that Frampton uses on his customized vintage ’64 Texan along with nickel strap buttons at the neck heel and body and a 60s era blue soundhole label with the serial number and original Texan model number: FT-79. An un-signed Certificate of Authenticity is included and an optional hard case is also available.
Limited Lifetime Guarantee:
Like all Epiphones, the new Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton "1964" Texan comes with a Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson 365/24/7 Customer Service. Limited to just 500 guitars so see your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today!