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Epiphone Texan reissue without pick-up

#1 User is offline   MarkN 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:39 AM

Hi. I'm a late-in-life guitar learner who's just graduating from my old nylon stringed classical to a steel string.

I've just bought a second-hand Epiphone FT-79AN "Inspired by Texan" and was surprised that it doesn't have a pick-up. I thought this Texan reissue always had a pick-up. Can anyone tell me if that's correct?

If it helps, the serial no. is 1007171381.

Thanks.
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#2 User is offline   QuestionMark 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:35 PM

Did you check inside the soundhole? There might be a battery case towards the neck and sound controls inside the soundhole under the soundhole's top. I missed seeing them at first on my EL-00 that I obtained used.

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#3 User is offline   MarkN 

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

View PostQuestionMark, on 26 September 2017 - 01:35 PM, said:

Did you check inside the soundhole? There might be a battery case towards the neck and sound controls inside the soundhole under the soundhole's top. I missed seeing them at first on my EL-00 that I obtained used.

QM aka Jazzman Jeff


Thanks for the response Jeff.

Nope, definitely nothing there. Where is the lead meant to connect?
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

The next questions would be: Is there a jack to plug a cord into from the end pin? Or any wires inside the guitar? (Use a flashlight and mirror if needed.). Anyone else able to chime in who has an Inspired by Texan? I don't have one, but the Inspired by Texan on the Epiphone product site shows it as having a pickup. ? It's possible someone who owned it before you removed it.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

According to the serial number it is from July 2010 the first year of production of this model's reintroduction. What sort of end pin does it have? Specs...
  • 2009-Current
  • Model FT-79
  • Reproduction of 1960's rectangular blue label
Body:

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back
  • Mahogany sides
Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl Parallelogram inlays
  • Pearl deco oval inlay on heastock
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 20 medium frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width
Binding:

  • 2-ply body binding
Electronics:

  • Shadow NanoFlex low-impedance pickup
  • Shadow Sonic sound-hole mounted control system
  • Master Volume
  • High EQ
  • Low EQ
  • Phase Switch
  • Low Battery indicator
  • Two #2032 3-volt lithium batteries
Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood reverse belly bridge with compensated saddle
  • White bridge pins
  • Tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem
  • Wilkinson 14:1 ratio tuners with oval buttons
Colors:

  • Antique Natural (AN)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)




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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:47 AM

The old owner may have removed the electronics. Someones do that for many reasons (sounds, weight, ect.)
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