Les Paul CollectionEvery week-end the most famous American guitarist of his time Les Paul went to Epiphone´s empty factory in order to work on his idea of the perfect guitar. Around 1941 he built “The Log”, a log of maple to which he attached bridge, pick-ups, string braces and an absolutely normal Gibson guitar neck. Then he cut one of his Epiphone guitars lengthwise and stuck one half each at the back and front of the log – out came his first electronic Solid Body Guitar.
Standard/Classic CollectionThis guitar from Epiphone is the the only authorised reproduction of the Gibso Les Paul Standard and, moreover, one of the best sold instruments worldwide. The Les Paul has all features its forerunner made famous in 1952: glued neck with trapeze inlays, humbucker pick-ups for a heavy sound and a noble finish from black to different sunbursts or gold varnish.
Epiphone looks back on a 125 year history. Epaminondas Stathopoulos, the founder and eponym, applied for his first patent at the early age of 24; many were to follow which revolutionised the world of instrument builders. Yet, the story of Epiphone is based on the story of the famous guitarist Les Paul who discovered the first Solid Body Guitar when experimenting in the Epiphone workshop. Today Epiphone stands for innovative guitar building ideas and for successful replica of classical instruments which are affordable for everyone.