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Old 11-07-2020, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve DeRosa View Post happens to be the sole documented sunburst example of the Epi Emperor Concert (#58825 dating to 1949) and possibly the only one released to the general public (Johnny Smith's was custom-built to order, and the blonde example above was a gift to an Epiphone employee from the Stathopoulo family) - [I]in a word, your bud is in possession of one of the all-time Holy Grail guitars for any archtop collector
I found a couple of links with a few pictures of this guitar. Looks like it was sold at auction in 2014:

Some nice shots here:
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