Founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos based in Nashville, Tennessee; The Epiphone Company was Gibson's main rival in the electric guitar archtop market, including their professional archtops such as the Empower, Deluxe, Broadway, and Triumph. In the 1970s, Epiphone began to produce instruments from their plant in Matsumoku, Japan. At this point, Epiphone had stopped the production of their traditional designs in favour of less expensive guitars, of which many used a less traditional bolt-on neck style and unspecified wood types.
Epiphone Les Paul is a well-known line from Epiphone, although Epiphone is now a subsidiary of Gibson, which as the name suggests, is a line of replicas of the famous Gibson Les Paul. This Line uses an identical appearance to the Les Pauls but are manufactured at a lower budget and are more modestly priced than original Les Paul, making these Gibson replicas much more affordable for the general public.
Another copy worthy of note is the Gibson J-200 replica; the EJ200, which is an acoustic guitar with a very large flat top body. Order your fantastic Gibson J-200 or Les Paul replica today before 3pm for next day delivery.