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The history of epiphone

Just like its big sister Gibson, Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers and since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music. The name evokes both history and the spirit of invention. Epiphone has been an audible (not to mention visible!) presence in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s. The variety of musicians that walk through Epiphone's history is remarkable as the brand has convinced artists like John Lee hooker, Paul Mc Cartney, John Lennon, George Harrisson, my Chemical Romance, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Machine Head, Dwight Yoakam, The Strokes, Slash, Jeff Waters, Paul Simon, Radiohead, The Waco Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Paul Weller etc.

Quality, innovation, affordable prices.
The daily challenge is to conciliate these three headwords and Epiphone manages easily to do this in all product ranges: the Epiphone range of guitars offers musicians an affordable way of experiencing the Gibson guitar sound and feel, and the wide range of Epiphone models includes acoustics, electro-acoustics, solid-body electrics, deep-body jazz-style electrics, basses, semi-solid electrics as well as the occasional banjo and mandolin. Some of them are even equipped with Gibson microphones et Grover locking mechanics.