NOS Epiphone Zenith on display in store.

The Epiphone Zenith Classic New Century is a reissue of its Zenith archtop from the 1930s, an instrument that helped put the brand on the map as a leading guitar manufacturer. The original Zenith's clarity and classic looks are intact in today's Zenith Classic thanks to a solid spruce arched top and vintage-inspired decor. And features like the onboard Shadow pickup system bring the Zenith Classic New Century into the modern age, delivering a plugged-in voice that embodies the natural character of a great archtop acoustic.

Epiphone Zenith Classic New Century Archtop Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Reissue from the golden age of archtops
  • Assertive tone for lead or rhythm work
  • Modern electronics and playability
Reissue from the golden age of archtops

The New Century line re-introduces the 6-string guitars Epiphone was making in the 1930s. These designs were elegant, effortless to play, and became favorites of many top players of the time. Vintage examples of these models are hard to find and deservedly come at a premium. Now's your chance to put the iconic sounds yesterday in your stable of favorite guitars.

Assertive tone for lead or rhythm work

Assertive may be the best term to describe the full, yet cutting tone of a great archtop acoustic guitar. This sound puts much of the focus on the guitar's midrange, making the instrument superb for powerful chord work and letting your single-note runs really jump off of the fretboard, which was essential for cutting through the sound of your band in the days before modern guitar amplification. The Zenith Classic New Century delivers this character through its solid spruce arched top and laminated flame maple back and sides.

Modern electronics and playability

While the design of the Zenith Classic New Century archtop looks back to the 1930s, updates abound that prepare this instrument for the demands of a modern musician's lifestyle. This archtop lives for the stage thanks to its onboard Shadow electronics system. The controls are tucked neatly away so as not to interrupt the vintage and curvy lines of the guitar. And Sweetwater players found it easy to get excited over the modern C neck profile, which promises to remain comfortable over long gigs.

Epiphone Zenith Classic New Century Archtop Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Archtop acoustic-electric that recalls Epiphone's New York years
  • Solid, arched spruce top delivers unmistakable vintage tone
  • Full-sounding maple body with Sitka spruce top
  • Epiphone mother-of-pearl decorative headstock inlay
  • Elegant Falling Leaves fingerboard inlays
  • Shadow electronics deliver a natural plugged-in tone
  • Real bone nut

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