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In case you missed it… we introduced the new Dave Navarro Signature Model last week. Dave teamed up with us to create a versatile acoustic/electric guitar with exceptional stage sound, playability and solid-wood tone combined with a bold visual statement. It rocks!

You will soon see print ads in major guitar publications (sneak peek above) but for now you can check out all the details by clicking HERE.




New ProBucker Pickups…

In an effort to continually improve quality, Epiphone has introduced new features over the years like our wiring harness “Quick Connector” for unequalled reliability and ease of service, an “All-Metal Toggle Switch” to ensure years of reliable service and performance, a “Locking Tune-o-matic/Stopbar” that auto-locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed, “Full-Size Potentiometers with 1” diameter for better throw, longer life and reliable service and proprietary “Output Jacks” that feature an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel… just to name a few.

Now we are proud to announce the introduction of the Epiphone ProBucker pickup. Currently offered in the LP Traditional PRO (and other models coming soon), these pickups are an inspired version of Gibson’s BurstBucker, featuring unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that “Patent Applied for” airy tone. You’ll love the way they sound!

ProBuckers feature:

18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers: This is the same alloy used by Gibson. The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output.

Bobbins manufactured to Gibson specifications and dimensions: The size and shape of bobbins has great impact on tonal response. The bobbins used on these pickups duplicate the size and shape of the gold standard in the industry, Gibson humbuckers.

Elektrisola magnet wire: The same wire used by Gibson. Single build (thickness of coating on wire) high quality magnet wire manufactured to NEMA (National Electrical Manufactures Association) standards.

Pole screws and slugs: Manufactured to Gibson specifications using the same metal alloys.

Also: ProBucker pickups feature Sand cast Alnico II magnets, high quality 4 conductor lead wire and are Vacuum Wax potted to eliminate microphonics.


If you have 90 seconds you might win a Masterbilt acoustic/electric guitar

We are well into our “You’ve Got 90 Seconds” video contest and we have received a wide range of entries. You’ve still got time to enter… Somebody is going to win a Masterbilt DR-500MCE acoustic / electric guitar just like the one Jeff set up this morning in our USA facility.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the contest.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Masterbilt DR-500MCE.


The Epiphone PR-5E Acoustic/Electric Guitar: Ideal for High-Volume Performance

Somebody asked me via Twitter D-Message the other day why the Epiphone PR-5E Acoustic/Electric Guitar is considered “Ideal for Live, High-Volume Performance”. This person had obviously been reading our current website feature (located here) and it dawned on me that most people probably don’t realize that the PR-5E has a shallower depth than a traditional acoustic. The PR-5E body is only 3.5″ thick which reduces the possibility of feedback at high volume… but the cool thing is that with it’s jumbo-like lower bout and the impressive eSonic preamp system with NanoFlex pickup… it still sounds rich and full through a PA system. The Florentine cutaway also makes it easy for the shredders to access the upper frets. If you want to learn more about this guitar CLICK HERE.

That’s Steve in the picture… he just set this one up in our USA facility and it will soon be on its way to a dealer and a new home with some lucky guitarist. The PR-5E is a great performance acoustic guitar… yes… even at HIGH VOLUME!


What Comes With a New Epiphone Instrument?

There have been a lot of questions recently from our customers asking “what comes with a new Epiphone guitar?”  Here’s a list of what should be included when you purchase a new Epiphone instrument.  If you do not receive these items, please ask your authorized Epiphone retailer about them.

  1. User’s Manual – This covers all the basic information about the care and use of most all of our guitars.
  2. Warranty Information – This is included in with the User’s Manual.  You can fill out the form and send it in to us by mail.  But… it’s faster and easier to do it on-line at:

  1. 10’ Economy Cord – This comes with all electric and acoustic/electric instruments.
  2. 4. Epiphone Bumper Sticker
  3. 5. Epiphone 2-Sided Poster
  4. eSonic/eSonic-2 User’s Manual – This goes into details regarding the features, benefits and use of our preamp system that is used in most of our acoustic/electric guitars.  This comes with only acoustic/electric guitars.
  5. Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench – Remember… if you don’t know how to adjust your truss rod, don’t attempt it.  You could do permanent damage to your instrument.  If you think an adjustment is needed, take it to an authorized service center.

Additionally, some of our guitars are priced including hard case or gigbag.  Here’s a quick list of our current price list models that include cases.

  • Inspired by John Lennon Casino (‘1965” and “Revolution”):  Hard Case
  • SG-Express :  Gigbag
  • Emily the Strange G-310:  Gigbag (and strap)
  • Zakk Wylde ZV Custom:  Hard Case
  • LP-Express:  Gigbag
  • Les Paul “Tribute”:  Hard Case
  • All “Packs”:  Gigbag

*Note:  All hard cases include a locking latch with key.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at:

Thanks for your business!!



grab your Epiphone acoustic guitar and your video camera… “You’ve Got 90 Seconds”

We launched a new contest over the weekend… grab your Epiphone acoustic guitar and your video camera… and “You’ve Got 90 Seconds” to show us your acoustic chops. Send us a url link to the video and the ones we like the best will be posted on with the grand prize winner being awarded a Masterbilt DR-500MCE! Click below to enter.