All Texans in these years were Solid Mahogany with Solid Sitka Spruce tops. Epiphone Texan Acoustic Guitar 70’s. This is the best Epiphone have come up with yet in advanced acoustic playability. 33 watching. Its body was a smaller jumbo model and is comparable to the later Guild F-47 (The Guild Guitar Company was started by ex-Epiphone employees after the company left New York). It is also famous for being the acoustic guitar on which McCartney performed the signature "McCartney Picking" in some album pieces such as "Mother Nature's Son" (The Beatles "White Album"), "Calico Skies" (Flaming Pie), and more recently "Jenny Wren" (Chaos and Creation in the Backyard). In the late 1940s to mid 1950s the FT-79 body was made with maple.