A direct competitor of the legendary Gibson L5 and favorite of the big band players of the day (due in part to its brighter voice and ability to compete with loud horn sections), this recently consigned 1946 Epiphone Deluxe should be at the top of your list if you're looking into archtops. Lively, very responsive, effortless to play, beautiful tones, gorgeous looks....we could go on. It is in excellent condition - bindings appear original and are fully intact, frets are in great shape, and the setup is spot on. The pickguard was made by Dave Aspray and the pickup is a Kent Armstrong (the original pickguard and tailpiece are also included in the sale). This is a lightweight and inspiring guitar to play - simply an excellent archtop guitar that is a blast to play! Feel free to give us a call for an in-hand description. Priced with both the original case and a newer TKL case.

On consignment - no trades please.

Full Details
17 3/8” lower bout
25.5” SL
1 11/16” nut

Year Condition Case
1946 Excellent Original Hard

The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
6:35 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.