My guitar has is an epiphone les paul but it also says gibson directly above the nut. what does this mean?
Epiphone is a budget conscious gibson. And probably not made in the USA.
1957 - Gibson's parent company, CMI, buys
for $20,000, originally intending to harness its upright bass
but ultimately reviving the Epiphone name on guitars. A full line of
designed acoustics and electrics is unveiled in 1958, and two years
Epiphone production moves into Gibson's factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1970 - In the face of foreign competition,
production is moved to Japan. Through the 1970s and early '80s, the
line has little continuity, although it maintains respect as a quality
1983 - Epiphone production is moved to Korea.
1986 - Henry Juszkiewicz, David Berryman and
Zebrowski acquire Epiphone and Gibson. The Epi line is soon expanded to
traditional models like the Sheraton, Emperor and Howard Roberts, along
Epi versions of Gibson classics like the Les Paul, Flying V and
May 27, 2010 |
Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar