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The USA-built Epiphone Frontier acoustic guitar returns after 51 years – and it costs $3.9k

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We first spied the reissue USA Epiphone Frontier acoustic guitar back at Winter NAMM 2020 but it's now fully surfaced in the wild. But as a handcrafted USA Collection model, as opposed to the Masterbilt option, don't expect affordability here.

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But what a looker! The originals were made between 1958 and 1970 at the hallowed Kalamazoo factory. A whole 51 years on, these Frontier FT-110 models bring the USA build back, this time in Bozeman, Montana. 

Specs remain true to the 25.5" scale model's heritage with a Sitka spruce top and solid figured maple back and sides. The round C-shape neck is mahogany with an Indian rosewood fretboard featuring 20 Legend frets with mother-of-pearl slotted rectangle inlays. 

There are two finish options with Frontier Burst and the Antique Natural shown below. 

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Tuners are gold-plated Gotoh Keystones, the 'Belly Up' bridge is Indian rosewood too and bridge pins are TUSQ with a bone saddle. There's also a LR Baggs VTC pickup fitted. 

More info at epiphone.com

Rob Laing

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before that I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar.