CLOSET CLASSIC! Vintage Epiphone FT-140 - 70's Natural Acoustic Guitar MIJ Blue Label - with OHSC
Up for grabs is a gorgeous closet classic Epiphone MIJ FT-140. This guitar was made in the early to mid-70's in Japan and it bears the Blue "Made in Japan" Label, as well as the sticker on the back plate. Serial number is: 1155783. I have contacted Gibson and the best they can tell us is that this is a 70's vintage guitar and that the serial numbers are not indicative of the year of manufacture for these guitars. Blue labels were used between 1970 and 1975. We believe it this guitar to have been made between 1971 and 1975.
This vintage guitar is virtually untouched and comes in its original chip case with all latches functioning. It has zero fret wear, no buckle rash, and is as beautiful as the day it left the factory. All original, no mods or repairs. This guitar looks like it was opened, looked at, maybe strummed once and put away for close to 50 years!
This guitar sounds as great as it looks and is a top pick in our shop!
Thanks for looking and here are some more details about the Epiphone FT-140
Info about Epiphone Acoustic guitars made in Japan:
The acoustic guitars from Epiphone, which were manufactured by Matsumoku in Japan from 1970 to 1987, are not reliable serial numbering system, but can be approximately dated by color and inscription from the Epiphone label.
Blue label 1970-1975
The first blue labels that were used were leftover labels from the Kalamazoo factory.
In the bottom left corner of these labels is printed "Union Made" and stamped, "Made in Japan".
Until supplies ran out, they were used from 1970 until the beginning of 1971. Some of these first labels do not include Made in Japan or Union Made.
After supplies ran out, new blue labels were used where in the lower right corner "Made in Japan" is printed.