I recently picked up this 1946 Epiphone Zepher De Luxe on E-Bay and am really happy with it. I haven’t done much to it except clean it up and made a pickguard for it. I made a quick video while making the pickguard below.
I recently built this Smith Special to take with me to the 2018 CAAS convention in Nashville, TN. Having just returned, its now available for sale on our Reverb store. (update Sold 7/22)
The guitar features neck through construction, chambered maple body, Birdseye laminate top and back, and custom engraved hardware done in our shop. See other specs below.
This Smith Special comes with a hand made custom case and leather strap that you can see in the photos. This is a one of a kind, completely custom guitar hand built by me. Please feel free to ask questions.
Neck: 25.5″ Scale, Curley Maple & Walnut through body construction with Brass Nut 1.65″wide
Neck Shape: ’40’s Epiphone Soft “V”
Fretboard: Rosewood 12″ radius. Inlay: White MOP w/gold arrows
Frets: Vintage medium
Pickups: Engraved Open Top C.A.R.
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Tail Piece: Engraved Smith Vibrato
Strings: Thomastik-Infeld JS112
Tuners: Waverly No. 4060
Weight: 7lb. 13 oz.
(Amp in photo not for sale)
We are proud to announce in-house hardware engraving available for our custom builds. Ernie Brooks, an extremely talented artist who has worked with TK for years, has quickly become a top-notch engraver. This speciality hardware adds a whole other dimension to our custom guitar service. TK and Ernie collaborate closely on these pieces, which are available on any Smith Special as an optional upgrade. Here’s the latest.
As you can see on this Smith Special, we’ve just made our RCA style volume/tone knobs available in Black. They are in the Store now along with the Cream knobs.