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New Heritage Guitar Day...... I think.

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I have been looking for a Golden Eagle for awhile and this came along.

A local guitar shop that I get my acoustics from called me about a rare one he took in.

The back story is the woman that brought it in to him was the daughter of the owner of this guitar.

He had passed away and she was trying to move it on. Her father was a player and loved Epiphone guitars.

From what I have pieced together, he had this Golden Eagle and converted the headstock to the Epiphone you see.

I reached out to Ren and Jim and they said it indeed was a Golden Eagle but they don't remember doing the conversion, the

only thing Ren commented on was there was a bunch of those Epiphone headstock overlays left when Gibson left.

In one of the pictures is what I found in the storage compartment of the Heritage hard shell case.

All of the parts point to what was originally a Golden Eagle. I will continue to investigate and will take it to Heritage on my next visit.

The guitar is great sounding easy to play instrument and a keeper. It is in excellent to near mint condition. I feel fortunate!

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What a cool piece of history!  You are a fortunate man.:)

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1 hour ago, AP515 said:

What a cool piece of history!  You are a fortunate man.:)

Right on man.  That's a great artifact.

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Congrats. Just when you thought you'd seen everything from Heritage this pops up. Is it too soon to start ugly headstock comments? Good times. 

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Wawaweeewa! If it were mine I might convert it back, lol, I did that to a tokai that someone branded as a Gibson and it was not easy finding the proper vintage tokai veneer, lol. Or, had I been the one makin' it an Epi I'd have gone with earlier funky font:

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Either way congrats on having a beast at your disposal. 

 

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Whoa, that's a wild one. Congrats on a real beauty!

So did a luthier have to add a few pieces of wood to the headstock and reshape it or was it a full blown transplant that you might see with a headstock repair?  Either way. it looks to be incredibly well done. The checking to the Epi overlay and it's overall wear and tear make that guitar look like it could be 50 or 60 years old. 

Awesome score!

 

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3 hours ago, Polo said:

Whoa, that's a wild one. Congrats on a real beauty!

So did a luthier have to add a few pieces of wood to the headstock and reshape it or was it a full blown transplant that you might see with a headstock repair?  Either way. it looks to be incredibly well done. The checking to the Epi overlay and it's overall wear and tear make that guitar look like it could be 50 or 60 years old. 

Awesome score!

 

Still trying to figure it out. Whoever did it did an excellent job on it. Finish is nice.

I've used the brightest light I have on it to try and see through the finish. No luck.

I did compare the large headstock on my Sweet 16 and the lower end is identical size. 

My guess is they added to it.

The era correct tuners are nice but a little stiff and the tailpiece I am going to replace. String alignment bothers me.

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Congrats on your new Golden Epi-Eagle.  That's an amazing transformation.  Kudos to whoever did it.

Play it in good health!

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6 hours ago, skydog52 said:

I've used the brightest light I have on it to try and see through the finish. No luck.

Try using a black light.

 

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3 hours ago, Genericmusic said:

Try using a black light.

 

Thanks for the tip. Just ordered one. 

Brings back memories of parties back in the late 60s. :laughing7:

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As a former owner of a 1952 Epiphone Zephyr Regent, I have to love this!  Really cool...and apparently pretty well done, too!

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That is a beautiful guitar. Enjoy!

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