Epiphone

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The DR-100 has long been Epiphone's best selling acoustic guitar. The DR-100 has the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professional..
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The DR-100 has long been Epiphone's best selling acoustic guitar. The DR-100 has the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professional..
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The DR-100 has long been Epiphone's best selling acoustic guitar. The DR-100 has the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professional..
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From its first appearance in 1959 the Wilshire has been one of Epiphone's most successful original solid body electric guitar designs. The Epiphone Wil..
Epiphone's Inspired by Gibson collection proudly presents Les Paul Standard 50s! This guitar lovingly recreates the feel and tone of the Les Paul of the 195..
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Was originally introduced in 1937 and set a standard for guitar excellence that others have been trying to match ever since. The EJ-200 style is simpl..
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Was originally introduced in 1937 and set a standard for guitar excellence that others have been trying to match ever since. The EJ-200 style is simpl..
The Epiphone AJ-220SCE Solid Top Acoustic features the classic ‘Advanced Jumbo’ style body with an elegant cutaway and a Solid Top of Solid Sitka Sp..
The new Epiphone SG-Special VE is a great way for new players to discover a rock classic at a price anyone can afford. Featuring Epiphone open-coil humbuck..
Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Special VE (Vintage Edition) electric guitar featuring the classic Les Paul profile with a lightweight Poplar body. Th..
Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Special VE (Vintage Edition) electric guitar featuring the classic Les Paul profile with a lightweight Poplar body. Th..
Epiphone Gigbag SolidBody Bass is a warm, soft, waterproof case for bass guitars. It makes it possible to easily store and transport a musical instrument, witho..
The Epiphone AJ-220SCE Solid Top Acoustic features the classic ‘Advanced Jumbo’ style body with an elegant cutaway and a Solid Top of Solid Sitka Sp..
Epiphone's Inspired by Gibson collection proudly presents Les Paul Standard 50s! This guitar lovingly recreates the feel and tone of the Les Paul of the 195..
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The Crestwood model first appeared in 1958 and was renamed the Crestwood Custom in 1959. It was Epiphone's first all-body electric guitar with two pickups. ..
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The Crestwood model first appeared in 1958 and was renamed the Crestwood Custom in 1959. It was Epiphone's first all-body electric guitar with two pickups. ..
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Epiphone

Epiphone is an American musical instrument manufacturer founded by Anastasios Stathopoulos, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Epiphone is owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and was Gibson's main rival in the archtop market prior to its acquisition in 1957. Their professional archtops, including the Emperor, Deluxe, Broadway and Triumph, rivaled those of Gibson.[citation needed] Aside from guitars, Epiphone also made upright basses, banjos, and other stringed instruments. However, the company's weakness in the aftermath of World War II allowed Gibson to absorb it.

Epiphone began in 1873, in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now İzmir, Turkey), where Greek founder Anastasios Stathopoulo made his own fiddles and lutes (oud, laouto). Stathopoulo moved to the United States in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments, as well as mandolins, from Long Island City in Queens, New York. Anastasios died in 1915, and his son, Epaminondas ("Epi"), took over. After two years, the company became known as The House Of Stathopoulo. Just after the end of World War I, the company started to make banjos. The company produced its recording line of banjos in 1924 and, four years later, took on the name of the Epiphone Banjo Company. It produced its first guitars in 1928. After Epi died in 1943, control of the company went to his brothers, Orphie and Frixo. In 1951, a four-month-long strike forced a relocation of Epiphone from New York to Philadelphia. The company was acquired by its main rival, Gibson, in 1957.

Gibson produced Epiphone amplifiers in the 1960s. These were basically copies or variations of Gibson and Fender amplifiers. They used a tube design, and some had reverb and tremolo. Gibson decided to launch a new line of Epiphone amplifiers in 2005 with many different models, including the So Cal, Blues Custom, and the Epiphone Valve Junior. The Valve Hot Rod and Valve Senior were released in 2009. The Valve Hot Rod is a 5 watt amp like the Valve Junior, but has a gain and reverb control. The Valve Senior offers 20 watts of power, with a full equalizer, gain, volume, reverb, and presence control.

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