Epiphone is one of America’s oldest and most revered instrument makers. Since 1873, the company has embodied the spirit of invention, crafting instruments for every style of popular music. Epiphone has been an audible and visual presence in every great musical era, from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to the jazz-age guitars of the 1920s, from swing-era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll, from the British Invasion to heavy metal, punk, grunge and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technological breakthroughs, such as the ProBucker humbucking pickup, series-parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch pots, the Shadow NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic preamp have brought the historic Epiphone name to a new generation.
Epiphone has something for every player, from beginners to working musicians, guitar pros to guitar collectors. Gigging musicians prize Epiphone for its affordable versions of Kalamazoo factory favorites as well as new models like the Wilshire Phant-o-matic and the Ultra III. Collectors of vintage guitars snap up the authentic Elitist reissues of the Les Paul, Emperor and Casino. Epiphone’s impeccable quality rivals that of any guitar manufacturer in the world, and regardless of budget, ability or musical leaning, today's Epiphone has you covered.