the oldest piece in our collection

blog32Here’s a ‘beaut’ for you! Check out this 1904 ‘Bowl Back’ mandolin. This is the oldest piece in our collection… so old that it carries the A. Stathopoulo brand name which was a brand name that Anastasios Stathopoulo used before his son Epimanondas (Epi) took over the company and changed the name to Epiphone. Holding this piece in your hands, you can literally feel the rich history associated with Epiphone… awesome!


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3 Responses to “the oldest piece in our collection”

  1. 1 johnl
    November 26, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Beautiful instrument! The ‘striping’ on the back of the neck is present in most of the Stathopoulo instruments I’ve seen.

  2. 2 Γιάννης Τ
    January 11, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Anastasios Stathopoulo was from Sparta Greece (Magoula, a village exactly were the ancient Sparta was). This summer, here in Sparta we are organizing a congress about A.Stathopoulo and his contribution to the 20th century luthiere. There will be an exhibition of many Stathopoulo instruments.

  3. 3 jed stone
    June 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I have a January 1913 A. Stathopoulo mandolin #5147. What might it’s worth be? Should I insure it? It should probably be in a museum. Thoughts?

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