Epi-Series Archtops

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The Epiphone Epi-Series was re-introduced in 1995 as an entry level line in the Epiphone range of guitars and basses. These guitars were produced in China and Indonesia and while some models only lasted for about one year, other models were produced until approximately 2001. The Epi line consisted of acoustic, archtop, solid body electric and bass guitar models as well as Epi guitar and bass practice amplifiers.

"The Epiphone Company of Nashville, TN USA proudly introduces a new line of entry level instruments called 'Epi'. Designed by professionals, these new instruments offer the beginning guitar player the spirit of Epiphone at a very affordable price".

- Epiphone 1995


The original Epi line was a sub-budget line of acoustic flat-tops that appeared from 1979-1980. These guitars were made by the Marina company in Taiwan, in the city of Chaunyin. The Epi line of instruments was offered as a "student guitar" and consisted of two folk-body models, two classical models and four dreadnought models, as well as an entry-level banjo. The Epi line was discontinued by 1980.


See also:



ES-175

Epi ES-175
Epi ES-175
Epi ES-175
Epi ES-175

Body:

  • Single cutaway flourentine body
  • Laminated maple top
  • Lamintaed maple back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with split parallelogram inlays
  • Traditional headstock with "Epi" logo & no inlay
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body
  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • 2 humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge & saddle
  • Art Deco tailpiece
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Elevated black pickguard
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



ES-335

Body:

  • Laminated maple top
  • Lamintaed maple back & sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Traditional headstock with "Epi" logo & crown inlay
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • 2 humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone Controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Elevated black pickguard
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



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