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#1 User is offline   don21480 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:24 AM

Newbie here - I've got a 1958 transition Epiphone Texan and part of the logo and the emblem are missing. It appears that whats left of the logo is a backing of some sort. anybody know more about this? I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to restore the logo and replace the emblem as this guitar is a player not a collector so I don't think it will diminish the value - thoughts?

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:26 PM

View Postdon21480, on 12 November 2018 - 10:24 AM, said:

Newbie here - I've got a 1958 transition Epiphone Texan and part of the logo and the emblem are missing. It appears that whats left of the logo is a backing of some sort. anybody know more about this? I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to restore the logo and replace the emblem as this guitar is a player not a collector so I don't think it will diminish the value - thoughts?



I think its kinda cool looking the way it is. Id leave it as is.

Show us the rest of the guitar...

QM aka Jazzman Jeff

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 03:11 PM

I used to own a 1958 Texan. Basically an Epi French Heel neck grafted onto a J-50 body. My opinion is leave the guitar as it is and count yourself lucky if you still have the metal truss rod cover (at least that is what mine had).
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:53 AM

The metal TR cover is a gem, the like of which we rarely see or find available for purchase. My Ft-45 from Gibson's first run retains the metal cover.
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:19 PM

View PostQuestionMark, on 13 November 2018 - 07:26 PM, said:

I think its kinda cool looking the way it is. Id leave it as is.

Show us the rest of the guitar...

QM aka Jazzman Jeff

Agreed.There's something to be said about an old guitar that has been played/loved. Have you seen Willie Nelson's "Trigger"? I do, however, appreciate your thoughts on restoration. If you're gonna do that, I'd recommend a good luthier to do it right (not judging your ability, just that he may have resources you don't). And yeah, let's see the rest of the guitar!
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