Summary: The Zenith was one of Epiphone's less expensive instruments at the time, simply appointed and finished, but nonetheless was a well-built guitar with fine tone. It is a 16" single-bound archtop body with a solid spruce top and solid walnut back and sides. It has a Mahogany neck with a rosewood center-strip, rosewood fingerboard, soft V profile, 1 5/8" nut width, and a full 25.4" scale. It has a beautiful headstock inlay and logo, rosewood adjustable bridge, chromed tailpiece, and tortoise pickguard.
Body: Spruce top with Walnut back/sides.
Neck: Mahogany with a middle Rosewood strip, Rosewood fingerboard, 25.4” scale length, 1 5/8” nut width, pearl dot inlays, 20 frets.
Pickups/Hardware: Tortoise pickguard, floating Rosewood bridge, trapeze tailpiece.
Cosmetics: This guitar has wear that is consistent with a vintage instrument from the ‘50s. It has tons of finish checking and various nicks, dings, and scratches throughout. The frets are low and the tuning keys work well but the D string tuning key is a little loose when tuning but when brought up to pitch it works fine. Overall, this guitar is in good shape and plays well sounds great.
Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.
Weight: 5.365 lbs.
Case: This guitar ships in a hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.