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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