The Epiphone Genesis was introduced in 1979. It was designed by Jim Walker, of Marketing for Gibson Guitar Corporation between 1977 and 1983 and built at the Pearl Drum factory in Taiwan.
The Genesis was created in order to revalue the Epiphone brand and reposition it as a manufacturer of high-quality instruments. According to Walker, his idea was to build a quality, versatile,powerful and durable guitar that would remain in history.
Three Genesis Series models (GN-CST, GN-DLX, GN-STD) first appeared in the 1979 Epiphone catalog and were produced in Taiwan until 1981. The 1980 price list indicates two additional Genesis Series models were offered briefly; The GN student model, and the GN-BA bass.
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- 3-piece, flat-top solid mahogany body
- 1-piece mahogany set neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
- 2 covered, unperforated NYT/NYR Bass mini-humbuckers
- 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
- 3-way selector switch
- Mini coil tap switch
- Chrome hardware
- Two-per-side enclosed tuners
- 3-point height-adjustable bridge
- Ebony (EB)