Epiphone FT-150 Bard
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Epiphone FT-150 Bard

FT-150 Bard, Dreadnought Steel String Guitar from Epiphone in the FT series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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yannmet03/02/2011

yannmet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Old guitar in his fantastic ..."

Epiphone FT-150 Bard
Guitar over 40 years since I bought in 80 years to someone who had just been to a folk by a luthier. It is marked "made in japan" but ... Kalamazoo Michigan! She had sold 700 francs (120 euros) at the time.

The handle really think that kind of a Gibson SG electric guitar, not too thick, really nice to my taste although the polish of the day is a little "sticker" over what is done now.
It is a bolt-on neck, the rule is trussroad by accessing a plaque at the head, as in Gibson.

Mechanics can be a little weaklings have aged poorly and shakes a little and yet it takes the agreement correctly, I think of the change but I am not in a hurry either.

UTILIZATION

Really nice on the handle that allows an action game string bass, treble access is not very easy but I'm still doing well (I have not had moultes folk guitars to compare ...) and even after long gaming sessions, it was not hands defeats!

SOUNDS

His interest is: "The Sound"!
I will never part with this guitar because it sounds really good.
I just give him the ropes and worthy of the name is still a pleasure: his warm, distinct notes of serious acute even in the game "crossed nag" a little mellow welcome short, this guitar perfect for a game picking folk ... has also noted an interesting volume in the game, it was really well thought out.

Note that it was somewhat abused in the past and the soundboard is a bit distorted on mine because somebody had to go up one pulling a little too large without adjusting the handle properly yet but it sounds not fake!

It reminds me of a gibson its clear without the side crunch of course! I understand that this is the model of McCartney in the white album anyway, my songs "Blackbird" "Julia" is exactly what her ... for info.

I noticed that people who tried the lay looking at her with great respect for each time it is a sign that does not disappoint ...

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 25 years now and have been very well advised to acquire as it ages well and the sound it is endearing!
It was made at a time when we built "to last" and I doubt that many older guitars now as well!
I would do without hesitation that choice of course and suggest you throw it if you find this model in hand.

I put around 9 this may be a bit subjective, having no significant experience in the folk but the price at the time was absolutely good for 120 euros and now I can not imagine that we have something good cause.
stefdu2411/23/2010

stefdu24's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent level Gibson or Martin"

Epiphone FT-150 Bard
the origin is not specified, but Epiphone manufactured in Japan in these years (late 70 '). Dreadnough is a standard sized, mahogany body and table ... I know too, may be spruce.
what is surprising is the plate behind the body just at the junction sleeve / case, like on a electric bolt-on neck.
I was just loaned this guitar, which must be about 40 years now, and it seems to me to question top Lutters, wood appears to have aged well, despite an excellent meeting ... random.
is like a beautiful old furniture being handled delicately.
although the metal is a little piqued, the mechanics work fine, no points or play hard, surprising!


UTILIZATION

The neck is very thin, very straight, it's almost like a power hose, although it is still quite wide.
there is a zero fret, and suddenly a very low action.
it is very enjoyable to play, the left hand does not suffer even the 12-th fret.


SOUNDS

It's good that it gets interesting.
a friend lent me it for repair (this friend is a drummer, and had made some attempts guitar at one time ...).
after cleaning, string change, rising bridge, complete surprise: a sound "full", oaky, full of harmonics (so much so that looks like a 12 string sometimes), well balanced without any registry Ne Resort too. chordal open or imitation picking (I'm not a pro at this technique).
everything comes out well this guitar, provided not too much pressure either because it tends to frisouiller a bit, requires zero fret.
I found the sounds of an old Gibson that I heard, can be Sir Epiphone he used the same stock of wood in those days ...

OVERALL OPINION

I tried many acoustic guitars, Martin, Gibson, Taylor, I had some good surprises, including a Taylor 214, which I almost bought, and this old Gibson in the same format a price unaffordable ...
I own a Martin 00-15 Mahogany suits me in some situations, precisely those which it is planned (blues picking).
in fact, it's not my main instrument and, although charmed, I never really flashed on a guitar.
this guitar completely fooled me, suddenly I (re-) starts to play acoustic for the simple pleasure of hearing the sounds coming out.
my friend does not want me to sell it and he's right.