Here’s the brand-new Texan, made in Bozeman, Montana!

The Epiphone Texan is essentially a J-45 with a long 25.5″ scale length.


Epiphone Texan
The Good
  • Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana by Gibson
  • All solid woods
  • Traditional hand-scalloped X bracing
  • 25.5 scale length for a powerful tone.
  • Mahogany Body w/ Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Neck w/ Rosewood Fingerboard
  • LR Baggs VTC Under Saddle Pickup
  • Includes Hardshell Case
The Bad
  • "Poly finish seems thick"
  • "Sound, to me, seemed a bit constrained"
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When Gibson purchased competing guitar producer Epiphone in 1957, it moved all of it’s production to Kalamazoo, Michigan where the Gibson factory was, and continued to produce a lot of what were basically Gibson guitars with a different headstock and small appointment modifications.

I have a soft spot for Epi acoustics, I had a really beat ’64 Texan for a while that sounded crazy. Something about a slope shouldered dread with a long scale simply works. Paul Mccartney, Peter Frampton, and Noel Gallagher believe so too!

This guitar has a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Indian Rosewood board and bridge, and standard hand scalloped X bracing. It likewise includes LR Baggs electronic devices.