Epiphone Inspired by "1964" Texan - Antique Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Shadow Sonic Amplification System - Antique Natural
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An Inspired Update on an Iconic Acoustic

Epiphone's Inspired by 1964 Texan acoustic-electric guitar is more than a throwback to an iconic instrument. Epi's taken the classic Texan - advanced jumbo body shape, '60s SlimTaper neck and all - and juiced it with an improved bridge design and modern electronics. With its solid spruce top and mahogany body, the Inspired by 1964 Texan gives you big, balanced tone that's perfect for solo artists and singer-songwriters. And its Shadow Sonic amplification system lets you be stage-ready right from the get-go. Paul McCartney wrote Yesterday on his Texan. Now you can make your own music history - with the Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan.

Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Own a piece of music history
  • Great-sounding amplification - with no hum
  • Stealth electronics that give you uber-natural tone
Own a piece of music history

Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton and Noel Gallagher all used Texans (Sir Paul actually wrote Yesterday on his '64 Texan - and still performs with it). Epiphone celebrates this iconic instrument with the Inspired by 1964 Texan, and has one-upped the original with a state-of-the-art Shadow Sonic Amplification System and an improved, sustain-enhancing bridge design.

Great-sounding amplification - with no hum

The Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan's employs active amplification directly at the pickup and the entire system is fully shielded, giving you a clean signal at a healthy level - and free of hum. The soundhole-mounted preamp is powered by two 2032 lithium batteries, resulting in a system that's much lighter in weight than a conventional 9V system.

Stealth electronics that give you uber-natural tone

The Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan gives no clues to detract from its considerable vintage charms. The output jack is even incorporated into the endpin! But lurking just under the soundhole is a state-of-the-art preamp that gives you easy access for control over your volume, as well high- and low-frequency EQ. You also get a phase switch that instantly cuts feedback without affecting tone - very handy! The Nanoflex pickup senses both the vibrations of the strings and soundboard - for a truly acoustic amplified sound that combines accurate body and string tone with percussive attack. Sort of like having a microphone mixed with a pickup - it's the best of both worlds!

Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • A thoroughly modern update on an iconic acoustic guitar!
  • SlimTaper mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard
  • '60s-style mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Shadow Sonic sound-hole-mounted amplification system with battery indicator LED
  • Output jack is incorporated into the endpin
  • Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service
  • Shadow's 5-year worldwide parts and labor limited warranty (electronics)
Make some music history with the Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan Acoustic-electric!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Advanced Jumbo
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Antique Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Binding Body: black/white; no neck binding
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape 1960s SlimTaper
Fingerboard Material Rosewood; 14" radius
Fingerboard Inlay '60s-style mother-of-pearl parallelogram
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Vintage-style, 14:1 ratio with small cream buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.68"
Electronics Shadow Sonic sound-hole-mounted
Strings (.012-.052)
Manufacturer Part Number EETXANNH1

Customer Reviews

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Great guitar, great price

For the past 30+ years my primary acoustic has been a Gibson J-35 reissue from the 1980s. Sadly, my trusty old Gibson is in need of major work that's going to put it out of commission for many months, so I decided to pick up a low cost acoustic to fill in for a while. People have been raving about the "Inspired by 1964 Texan" for a few years, so I did some follow-up research and decided to pull the trigger. Right out of the box I was amazed. The action on this guitar is perfect. Intonation is excellent. Build quality seems to be top notch. The things is rock steady in tune, which amazed me, because the tuning keys seem a bit wimpy. Quality-wise, the only thing I noticed was a slight roughness to the frets when bending strings. That resolved itself after a few days of playing, but suggest that the frets could have used a final polishing. The tone is just what I expected: bright, punchy, clean and responsive. The slope-shouldered shape cuts the bottom end somewhat, so I wouldn't say that the tone is as smooth or balanced as my big, well-aged dreadnought, but it is 100% usable. The worst thing I can say about the tone is that it's just a bit "brassy" -- sort of what you expect from any new acoustic guitar with new strings. The electronics on this guitar are useable, which surprised me because I soured on acoustic pickups years and years ago. But I plugged this thing in to a Blues Jr and had a useful tone with no trouble at all. I like that the controls are hidden in the sound hole. The best "new" guitar is one that inspires you to play and helps take your playing in new directions. I honestly did not expect to get that from a sub-$500 Epiphone "stand-in" guitar, but that's what I have: a new guitar that I can't wait to play every day. the Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan isn't going to replace a treasured Martin or fool people that it's a top-of-the line Taylor but, dollar-for-dollar, it's the best acoustic guitar value I've ever seen.

Epiphone Texan

First, I'll mention right off the bat that the first one I obtained from Sweetwater had a bad neck. I was able to send it back, they recognized the problem, and sent me the one I currently own. I've had it for almost 3 years. Such beautiful sounds can be made with this guitar. I love it a lot. I even prefer it over some of the more expensive guitars from Taylor and Gibson. It has a bright sound and each note can be played cleanly across the board. Also a great price for this guitar. (Although, it has gone up slightly since the time I bought it.) Great sound, great feel, great guitar! Shout out to the service from Sweetwater for handling everything!

Epiphone Texan + Sweetwater = Excellence!!!!

Ordering something as personal as a guitar online, can be a daunting experience. HOWEVER, this store has their act complete and together. After weeks of researching, I finally pulled the trigger on the Texan. I spoke with Alex Tribula at Sweetwater prior to ordering and he answered all of my questions and concerns. This guys rocks ! The practice of showing detailed pics of YOUR particular guitar is unparalleled for an online store.I purchased with 100% confidence and was not disappointed.As for the Texan, beautiful fit and finish. The action was lowered as requested, prior to shipping and when it arrived, it felt like I had found a long-lost friend. Very comfortable and the neck width and string spacing was spot on for me. Nice bright treble and enough bass to balance out the tone quite nicely. The electronics are more than adequate, and represent the acoustic sound very nicely. Nothing fancy, just basic amplification. In short, a really, really nice guitar for the price and better than some higher priced acoustics I have played. VERY satisfied customer !!! You'll love the guitar and the Sweetwater experience. Quit thinking about it and do it !


Awesome I wanted a gitar to play beside my electric and I love this one ,sound and quality is outstanding for this price.i love sweetwater they are the best customer service I have seen in a while

Excellent experience!

I rarely write online reviews, but I feel compelled to share my experience with Sweetwater.I was extremely hesitant to purchase a guitar online without ever playing it, especially an acoustic, and especially a sub-$500 acoustic for fear that I might run into some quality control issues. The buying experience was completely painless, and the option to choose from a selection of guitars with custom photos was a major plus. Tom Maxwell called me to quickly resolve an issue with my billing information and then emailed me to let me know when the guitar shipped.It showed up in a lot of packaging, which made me feel less worried about damage that may have occurred in transit. The guitar is beautiful! It arrived nearly in tune and well set up. It came with all the goodies that come in a brand new guitar, something that sometimes doesn't happen when you buy a guitar from a retailer. Seriously an amazing guitar for the price. I planned to purchase this guitar as an intermediary while I save for the next decade to buy a Martin, but I'm not sure that I'll need to. A wonderful guitar. I regret nothing.
Music background: Bedroom Musician
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