Monday, July 13, 2015
1935 Epiphone Olympic 'Masterbilt' Archtop…more photos
Not too many of these in the world...1935 Epiphone Olympic 'Masterbilt'. This little handmade archtop is extremely rare, light as a feather and super responsive. Measurements approximately: 13 5/8" across the lower bout, 8 1/4" waist , 10 1/2" upper bout. Body 19" long. Serial Number 8270. The top has quite a lot of hazel fichte (Bearclaw) figure in the lower bout and features a stellar Sunburst. Neck Reset, One piece bridge, New Frets and Fretboard Work done by Hunter Allen at Glaser Instrument Repair in Nashville (Jescar Fretwire .095 wide and .047 tall dressed down to about .045). Hunter did amazing work and the guitar plays like a dream.