Share
Epiphone is an American musical instrument brand that traces its roots to a musical instrument manufacturing business founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire and moved to New York City in 1908. After taking over his father's business, Epaminondas Stathopoulos named the company "Epiphone" as a combination of his own nickname "Epi" and the suffix "-phone" (from Greek phon-, "voice") in 1928, the same year it began making guitars. In 1957, Epiphone, Inc. was purchased by Gibson, its main rival in the archtop guitar market at the time. Gibson relocated Epiphone's manufacturing operation from its original Queens, New York factory to Gibson's Kalamazoo, Michigan factory. Over time, as Gibson moved its own manufacturing operations to other facilities, Epiphone followed suit; Gibson has also subcontracted the construction of Epiphone products to various facilities in the US and internationally. Today, Epiphone is still used as a brand for the Gibson company, both for budget models of other Gibson-branded products and for several Epiphone-exclusive models. Aside from guitars, Epiphone has also made double basses, banjos, and other string instruments, as well as amplifiers.
Related Searches

If you like epiphone guitar, try these related items.

Similar Topics

Customers looking for epiphone guitar also searched for:

Sponsored Links
Banner 1
37 Bids
2008 Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Black Electric Guitar w/ RR Hard Shell Case
2008 Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Black Electric Guitar w/ RR Hard Shell Case
Price:
280.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 04, 01:00 am
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60s Ebony Electric Guitar
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60s Ebony Electric Guitar
Price:
375.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 06, 10:33 pm
Epiphone SG pro guitar
Epiphone SG pro guitar
Price:
499.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 30, 02:47 pm
21 Bids
2020 Epiphone Gothic Explorer XII Black Matte 6-String Electric Guitar w/ Case
2020 Epiphone Gothic Explorer XII Black Matte 6-String Electric Guitar w/ Case
Price:
232.50 USD
Ends:
Aug 03, 05:36 pm
Epiphone Les Paul Custom electric guitar ebony lightly used
Epiphone Les Paul Custom electric guitar ebony lightly used
Price:
399.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 03, 11:04 pm
13 Bids
Epiphone Les Paul SL Cherry Sunburst Electric Guitar
Epiphone Les Paul SL Cherry Sunburst Electric Guitar
Price:
86.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 04, 02:24 am
3 Bids
Les Paul Epiphone Studio Electric Guitar
Les Paul Epiphone Studio Electric Guitar
Price:
213.50 USD
Ends:
Aug 04, 05:04 pm
0 Bids
Epiphone Les Paul Special II LE Electric Guitar: Untested
Epiphone Les Paul Special II LE Electric Guitar: Untested
Price:
21.99 USD
Ends:
Aug 08, 01:55 am
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Guitar Husk White
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Guitar Husk White
Price:
275.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 28, 10:28 pm
0 Bids
Epiphone Flying V Guitar- Black
Epiphone Flying V Guitar- Black
Price:
297.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 08, 01:16 pm
0 Bids
Epiphone BB King Lucille Guitar
Epiphone BB King Lucille Guitar
Price:
550.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 06, 08:30 pm
Epiphone 335 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Epiphone 335 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Price:
279.99 USD
Ends:
Sep 01, 06:52 pm
0 Bids
2013 Epiphone The Dot Cherry Semi Hollow Electric Guitar w Hard Case GREAT SHAPE
2013 Epiphone The Dot Cherry Semi Hollow Electric Guitar w Hard Case GREAT SHAPE
Price:
285.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 04, 06:59 pm
Epiphone  electric guitar
Epiphone  electric guitar
Price:
450.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 26, 06:26 pm
Epiphone Explorer
Epiphone Explorer "Inspired By Gibson" Electric Guitar - Ebony
Price:
599.00 USD
Ends:
Sep 02, 05:44 pm
5 Bids
Epiphone Junior Model Black Electric Guitar
Epiphone Junior Model Black Electric Guitar
Price:
51.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 04, 02:25 am
Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar in Candy Blue
Kramer Baretta Special Electric Guitar in Candy Blue
Price:
179.00 USD
Ends:
Sep 01, 09:49 am
epiphone sg special electric guitars
epiphone sg special electric guitars
Price:
145.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 27, 07:55 pm
3 Bids
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Guitar - Aged Dark Cherry Burst
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Guitar - Aged Dark Cherry Burst
Price:
260.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 04, 10:09 pm
0 Bids
Epiphone ES-339 Natural Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Epiphone ES-339 Natural Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Price:
325.00 USD
Ends:
Aug 05, 01:17 pm