The Epiphone Company is a guitar manufacturer founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos. Epiphone was bought by Chicago Music Company, which also owned Gibson Guitar Corporation, in 1957. Epiphone was Gibson's main rival in the archtop market at that time. Their professional archtops, including the Emperor, Deluxe, Broadway and Triumph, rivaled those of Gibson.
Nowadays Epiphone continue to make their Classic Guitars such as the Casino, the Swingster, the Joe Pass, the Sheraton along with Korean made Gibson models such as the SG, Flying V and the Classic Les Paul. Epiphone offer real value and excellent guitars and are a Music Junkie favourite. View Epiphone's Full History.