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Old 09-12-2016, 12:05 PM
dgeorge dgeorge is offline
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Default Epiphone Archtop from the 1940s

Could anyone identify the guitar is these photos. They date from 1945. Any information would be appreciated!!!

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/dmg...avsc6.png.html

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/dmg...4yolw.jpg.html

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/dmg...tml?sort=3&o=1

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Old 09-12-2016, 02:34 PM
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Hard to tell if that's an early "moustache" peghead or center-peak, but I'll go with the latter and call it a '35-38 Zenith (based on the second photo it appears too large to be an Olympic IMO)...
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:42 PM
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Thanks! Found one more photo if this helps:

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:15 PM
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Here's a pic of a fixer-upper I recently bought. A '53 Zenith. I think the rod adjustment was at the body end on earlier incarnations of this model. I think the guitar in the photo also lacks the inlay at the center of the peghead, but otherwise it looks pretty similar. The guitar in the photo also has Epiphone's earlier "cello" f-holes

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Old 09-14-2016, 07:06 AM
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Could anyone identify the guitar is these photos. They date from 1945. Any information would be appreciated!!!

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/dmg...avsc6.png.html

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/dmg...4yolw.jpg.html

http://s347.photobucket.com/user/dmg...tml?sort=3&o=1
The archtop guitar in the stage photos appears to be an Epiphone Olympic, c. early 1940s.
The guitar body shown in the photo album is another brand (not Epiphone).

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