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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

1953 Epiphone Emperor Zephyr Regent


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"This is a circa 1953 Epiphone Emperor Zephyr Regent, with original Lifton/ "E" logo case.

This guitar is in beautiful condition. Clean original case reflects the clean condition of the guitar...frets in beautiful shape.

FINISH...light checking....one half inch lacquer scratch on top (touched up).....possible overspray touch up that is decades old (can't tell)....superior flame on back and neck........great vintage sunburst colors. lightly faded. Overall, finish is in nice condition and close to original.....very good vintage appeal.

Hardware.....all original except bridge (tune-o-matic style works fine and is correct height in relation to neck angle). Three DeArmond pickups and wiring believed to be original.....missing "E" on the pickguard......added strap button close to neck heel......gold is in pretty good shape throughout......original E-tuners working fine.........neck angle/neck set is fine.

Electronics.....three pickups all working (bridge pickup seems louder)......push buttons are all working but some are just a little scratchy......volume control does not seem to work with all switch combinations (don't know if it is supposed to be like that)....you should expect it to need an electrical cleaning and service....cool original knobs."


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