Epiphone Guitars

Your ultimate guide to Epiphone guitars. From the Epiphone Les Paul to the Epiphone SG and everything else in between. Get all the latest Epiphone news, reviews, tips, and tricks in one place…

Latest Epiphone Guitars News, Reviews & Buying Guides


Why The Beatles ONLY Ever Used Vox Amps

Why did The Beatles only ever use Vox amps? Here’s the inside story on the real reason why The Beatles choose to use Vox amps – and it has nothing to do with guitar tone!


What Is The Best Quality Epiphone Les Paul? The 2021 Guide To Budget Beasts!

The Les Paul is iconic in Rock and Roll and Metal. So what is the best quality Epiphone Les Paul out there for the money?


Is An Epiphone A Real Les Paul? The #1 Most Asked Question!

Is an Epiphone a real Les Paul? This is one of the most asked questions we get, and today we set the record straight. The answer might surprise you!


Epiphone SG vs Epiphone Les Paul – Which is Best?

In a straight-up Epiphone SG vs Epiphone Les Paul comparison which is the better guitar? In this guide, we take a detailed look at both guitars to find out...


Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Weight: It’s LIGHTER Than Expected…

The Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy is a stunning guitar with amazing pickups and a beautiful finish. But how much does the Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy weigh?


The Best Strings For A Gibson Les Paul: My #1 Picks For 2020

The best strings for a Gibson Les Paul will depend on different factors. Let's take a look at the best guitar string brands based on quality and playability


The Best Epiphone Les Paul Models: 5 TOP Choices for Rock & Metal

Epiphone has always been the affordable option to Gibson for decades now, and every year they seem to get better when it comes to quality. Today, we will look at the top 5 models, spanning all price points.


What’s The Best Les Paul Copy? 2021’s KILLER Models

If you want a Les Paul but you don’t want to pay Gibson money, what’re the best Les Paul copy models on the market right now? 


Epiphone SG Colors: What’re Your Options In 2021?

Want an Epiphone SG? Wondering about what color options the guitar is available in? Here’s a complete breakdown of ALL the current available Epiphone SG colors…


Matt Heafy’s New Epiphone Guitar is Literal Guitar Porn

Matt Heafy released a new signature Epiphone Les Paul model in 2021. It’s got Fishman Fluence pickups. And it is truly a thing of beauty…


One Of The Best Beginner Guitars: Epiphone Les Paul Special 2

When looking at Beginner Guitars, there are a ton of options out there. So many, if fact, it can be a little overwhelming. T


Adam Jones Epiphone 1979 Les Paul Custom Model INCOMING In 2021…

Adam Jones of Tool has teased a new signature model – only this time it looks as if it will be an Epiphone Les Paul Signature model


Best Cases For Epiphone Les Paul Guitars: 2021’s #1 Picks…

If you have an Epiphone Les Paul guitar, you need a case too. And right now, these are the Best Cases For Epiphone Les Paul owners – budget to pro-level


Epiphone SG Standard Vs Epiphone SG Custom: What’s The Difference?

The Gibson SG is an iconic rock guitar. But what is the difference between the Epiphone SG Custom and the Epiphone SG Standard? Let's take a look and find out!


The Legendary Epiphone Slash Signature Series COMING In 2021…

2021’s shaping up to be EPIC with the Epiphone Slash Signature Series scheduled for a release later on this year…


The Epiphone Wilshire: A Forgotten Design Gets Re-released for 2020!

Epiphone has been doing a stellar job of taking some of their older, forgotten models and revamping them for 2020. One of my favorites, the Epiphone Wilshire is getting the same treatment.


New Epiphone ES Models For 2020: “Inspired By Gibson” Line Expands!

This has been an crazy year for Epiphone. Today we take a look at the new Epiphone ES models that are part of the "Inspired By Gibson" lineup for 2020!


Epiphone ’59 Les Paul: An Amazing First Time Collaboration!

The most coveted of all Les Paul models is the 1959 Custom, and this year you can get the most affordable model ever, The Epiphone '59 Les Paul.


Epiphone Prophecy 2020 Lineup: New GORGEOUS Models For Metal!

Years ago, Epiphone launched the Prophecy Series as an alternative to their more classic styled models. So what about Epiphone Prophecy 2020 Lineup?

Epiphone Guitars FAQs

Where Are Epiphone Guitars Made?

Gibson owns Epiphone. But Epiphone guitars, unlike Gibson guitars, are not made in the US. Gibson has made its Epiphone guitars in China since 2004. Gibson’s Chinese Qingdao factory is where all production Epiphone guitars are made – from the most expensive models down to Epiphone’s cheapest, beginner-level guitars.

Does Gibson Own Epiphone?

Gibson and Epiphone started out as separate companies but in 1957 Gibson bought Epiphone. Since then, Gibson and Epiphone have operated as sister brands under the Gibson corporation.

Like Fender’s Squire brand, Epiphone guitars are cheaper than their US-made Gibson counterparts. But unlike Squire guitars, Epiphone guitars are actually really very good and use by professional players.

Who Plays Epiphone Guitars?

Epiphone guitars are great options for players from all walks of life. Plenty of professional guitarists use Epiphone – and they have done for decades. John Lennon and George Harrison used them, Noel Gallagher does, and so does Matt Heafy from Trivium.

Matt Heafy Demos His MKH Origins Les Paul Custom

Need more examples? Here are a few more:

  • Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
  • Joe Pass
  • Bjorn Gelotte of In Flames
  • Slash of Guns n’ Roses

Our Favorite Epiphone Guitars Right Now

  1. Epiphone Les Paul Muse
  2. Epiphone Les Paul Muse

    The new “Muse” series doesn’t have much in common with a classic Les Paul outside of the shape. The body woods are completely different, as well as the neck woods. The body itself is chambered to lighten the load of the usually heavy Les Paul. Not to mention, the insanely cool colors that these new models come in

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  3. Epiphone Les Paul Classic
  4. Epiphone Les Paul Classic

    These are satin finish models that are very close to the Gibson specs. Make no mistake, this is a proper Les Paul. The specs reinforce this. The cool thing about these different satin finishes is they will eventually “wear away” the more you play. Like their expensive Gibson counterparts!

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  5. Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy
  6. Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy

    With its Fishman Fluence humbuckers, iconic design, and amazing specs and components, the Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy is easily the best Gibson Les Paul on the market right now. In fact, I think I’d still take one of these over a proper Gibson Les Paul. It is that good…

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  7. Epiphone Les Paul Studio
  8. Epiphone Les Paul Studio

    The Epiphone Les paul Studio is modeled after it's Gibson counterpart in every way. This is a less flashy model, that still gets the job done! The dual humbuckers are ready to roar, and 2021 has added some cool new finishes!

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  9. Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Electric Guitar
  10. Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Electric Guitar

    The Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy is part of the "Inspired by Gibson" collection that closely adheres to the classic Kalamazoo style. But don't let the old school vibe deceive you—there are enough modern twists to make this an extremely versatile player. Featuring a AAA Flame Veneer, satin finish, and Fishman Fluence pickups...th prophecy is a metal machine!

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  11. Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Special Edition
  12. Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Special Edition

    This Epiphone Les Paul model features the same body tonewoods you'd find on an original '59 Les Paul: namely mahogany with a AAA maple veneer top. Available in two sunburst finishes, the woodgrain shines through and so does the tone. The neck is made of mahogany and shaped to match the original 1959 Les Paul with a rounded medium C profile. Along with an Indian Laurel fingerboard and long tenon neck joint, the feel and response of the body and neck will satisfy aficionados and young players alike. he Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard comes beautifully bound with an aged gloss finish. It'll arrive ready to play and includes a nice hardshell "Lifton" style case with pink interior and tan tolex.

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