Guitar - General/Epiphone FT 200


Odie Palmer Jr wrote at 2008-09-25 14:04:57
I have one, too.  Frets a tad hard, but is true as a whistle.   

I also have my late father's guitar which I can't seem to find anywhere on the net, one he kept in mint condition.  It's a red 1966 Mosrite Dobro, played either as a regular guitar, or lap (metal bridge accessory).  The only other one I ever saw was on an old Glen Campbell 33rpm album cover in 1968.  Just below the nut are engraved the digits, 00001.  I have his 1965 Goya Classical guitar as well (Julie Andrews boasted one in 'Sound of Music.).

Hank wrote at 2009-01-26 00:04:28
I have this guitar I bought it new in 1976.  This was a one year only model to commerate the bicentennial.  the label inside does say Kalamazoo Mi but it also says " made in Japan.  Ps mine is for sale if you know anybody who would like one.  I am original owner.Han

Jeroen Ghuijs wrote at 2011-01-08 10:22:01
Me myself has one of these guitars and still play on it, for the sound it's one of my best guitars. the sound is very nice and gentle.

johnnyu812 wrote at 2011-05-14 08:37:03
epiphone ft200 guitar is a rare breed and is the only epiphone that is numbered with the same amount of numbers as the gibson as the serial identification gibson manufactured these as a sample of there new product coming from japan showing the public the quality would be no less than the quality of a gibson hoping there new line would be a success witch it was this guitar is rare and can be concidered a gibson making it worth aprox $2500.00 to the right collector in good condition few of these guitars were made.

M. Deces wrote at 2013-01-02 12:15:45
Production late 75 until late 76. No Epiphone FT200's were made in the USA - sample or otherwise.  

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