This guitar is another from my personal collection that I've decided to let go because it's just not getting the playing time that it deserves.  This pre-war Broadway plays great, despite the (probably original) frets being close to the end of their life.

The finish all appears to be original with no overspray that I can detect with a black light. It has the punch and tone that one would expect from a pre-war Epiphone with walnut back and sides.
 

  • The neck has an extremely soft V shape, nearly C shaped. 
  • The nut width is just a hair under 1 11/16". 
  • It weighs 5 lb 3 oz. 
  • The tuners appear vintage correct.  I'm not sure if they are original, although I see no signs that it has ever had any others. 
  • The original tailpiece end is included, but it is broken along the bend, as these Frequensators often are. I looked into having it repaired, but couldn't find anyone that could do it anywhere in my region. The Frequensator bars are original to the guitar and are attached to a recent vintage endpiece. 
  • There is a fair amount of finish checking throughout, but absolutely no cracks in the guitar anywhere. 
  • The binding is in very good condition throughout with almost no cracks. 
  • The OHSC has been taped around some edges in a matching color, but is otherwise in good condition for an 80 year old case. All of the original latches and hinges work correctly.
  • Free shipping included in the continental US.

SOLD - 1938 Epiphone Masterbilt Broadway - Walnut back and sides

$3,399.00Price