EPIPHONE FT-45 Cortez

  • Epiphone F-45 Cortez

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  • acoustic guitars

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1958 to 1969

Gibson reintroduced the Epiphone FT-45 in 1958 as the Kalamazoo made FT-45 Cortez model. This model was the equivalent of the Gibson B-25 and had mahogany neck, back and sides, unlike the original 1940s FT-45's walnut back and sides and cherry neck.

Specifications (24)

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inUSA
Bindingwhite binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body back materialmahogany body back
Body depth4.25 inches body depth
Body sides materialmahogany body sides
Body top materialspruce body top
Body width14.375 inches body, 14.5 inches body
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard
Soundholeround soundhole

Hardware

Bridge pinswhite pins
Bridgeadjustable bridge, rosewood bridge
TunersKluson Sealfast tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Headstock inlays or logosmetal logo on headstock
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.625 inches wide at nut
Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1964$150.00newSt3ve
1964$200.00newHad it for years and it is still in A-1 shape.
1971$150good#320546 Kalamazoo

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