Epiphone announces return of famed USA-built Frontier acoustic after 51 years

Epiphone Frontier
(Image credit: Epiphone)

It has been announced that, after 51 years since the last Frontier models left Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory in 1970, Epiphone is putting back the famed six-string back into production in a new run of USA-made Frontier FT-110 acoustic guitars.

The elegant updated offering, which will be hand-crafted by Gibson luthiers in the Kalamazoo factory from where the Frontier heralded, is set to continue the legacy of the instrument that was originally in production for 12 years between 1958 and 1970.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.