Interesting 1971 Epiphone model 6730 dreadnought, Japan. This is one of the oldest post-USA Epis and is at or near the top of the line for dreads. BTW, this is also the Deliverance "Dueling Banjos" guitar! Spruce and mahogany, but all laminates of course. Came to me with the typical bolt-neck Epi problems of forward pushing neck and deformed soundhole. These play like electrics, but the wood removal for the neck pocket makes them push forward over time if they're overstrung. I successfully realigned and reglued the block and top, and straightened the sound hole most of the way (a couple reinforcing patches cleanly added underneath for good measure). I filled and re-drilled the neck bolt holes too, as they were getting a little spongy. Solid as new all around. Top is almost flat (just a slight rise behind the bridge), and there is only very minimal bridge tilt. Epis from the '70s are notorious for this, so that's good news. Original tuners work fine, but they're a little funky - quite loose and sloppy until they start to approach full tension. Some players may choose to replace them, but if you do, save them in the case for vintage originality. Finish still 100% glossy, but has the big wide weather cracks sometimes seen on European guitars such as Hofner and Eko. No wood issues, and no finish loss. IMHO, looks cool as all get-out. Plays and sounds great.

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

Very Good
11 Years
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
Youngstown, OH
6:16 PM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

NO buyer's remorse PLEASE! Damage or loss in shipping = insurance claim (with which I will be glad to assist you). At my discretion, a disatistfied buyer may return a guitar (with a thorough explanation) for a full refund of purchase price but not of shipping. I'd rather begrudgingly take back a guitar than truly disappoint a customer. If, however, I have ever made a serious error in identification/originality/damage etc. that negatively affects a guitar's value, then a full refund including shipping will be given. PLEASE file any return claims ASAP - seven days at most.