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The Devon pictured here was made during Epiphone’s twilight years in Philadelphia. This model was introduced in 1949 and was discontinued after the takeover by Gibson in 1957. The Devon was the budget “professional” model in the Epiphone line behind the Triumph and normally have laminated mahogany back and sides, yet, this example has laminated maple back and sides. This Devon and the Zephyr DeLuxe provide excellent historical reference points for the early Guilds made between 1953 and 1956.

EPIPHONE DEVON (August 1954)

Body:  Hollow; solid 2-piece spruce top, laminated 1-piece maple back and flamed maple sides; single bound top and back

Finish:  Sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck:  3-piece cherry/mahogany, set-in; single bound, maple headstock overlay with pearloid logo and oval inlay

Fingerboard:  Brazilian rosewood, single bound; mother-of-pearl oval markers

Number of Frets:  20

Pickguard:  Tortoise, celluloid; single bound

Bridge:  Rosewood on rosewood base with nickel Frequensator tailpiece

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Grover, open, nickel

Pickups:  None

Controls:  None

Scale Length:  25 1/2 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 11/16 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  17 5/16 inches

Body Depth:  3 1/2 inches

Weight:  n/a

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