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


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!


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...


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?


How Many Frets Are On A Les Paul Epiphone?

Frets and scale length make a big difference in your playing style. So how many frets are on a Les Paul Epiphone?


What Kind Of Pickups Are In A Les Paul Epiphone?

A simple guide to all the potential pickup options used on Epiphone Les Paul guitars – from standard to more expensive options...

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