Located in Portland



A 1979 McKinley Joe Maphis Virginian Acoustic in Natural finish.

If you don't know who Joe Maphis is then you may want to study up on him.  One of the hottest acoustic guitar players of the 50s and 60s.  If it had strings, he could play it.  Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash so admired Maphis that they made space in the Cash/Carter family plot in Hendersonville, TN, so Joe could be buried next to his boyhood guitar idol, Mother Maybelle Carter.  There's so much more to Maphis' fascinating life we could tell, but we'll let you discover it for yourself if you're interested.  

This guitar was made in 1979 in tribute to Joe Maphis and was customized for Bill Minick whose name is emblazoned in the fingerboard.  Beautiful Abalone rosette and binding.  Nicely made guitar in Very Good condition.  Includes thinline-style internal pickup.


Nickel Schaller Tuners

1 5/8" Bone Nut

2-Piece Maple Neck (No Truss Rod) with 25.4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .80" at First Fret and 1.35" at Twelfth Fret

20 Medium Large Frets

Bound Ebony Fingerboard with 16" Radius

Thinline-Style Passive Pickup

Ebony Bridge (Re-Glued) with Large Rosewood Bridge Plate

Spruce Top with Rosewood Back and Sides

Hard Shell Case

Weight 5 lbs 7 oz

Serial Number JMV037



Year : 1979
Model : Joe Maphis Virginian Acoustic
Finish : Natural
Case : Hard Shell Case
Weight : 5 lbs 7 oz
Condition : Very Good
Modifications : Fingerboard Inlay; Glued Top Cracks; Bridge Re-Glued