Epi-Series

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The Epiphone Epi-Series electric guitar began production in 1995 as an entry level line in the Epiphone range of guitars and basses.

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.


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Contents

Models


ES-200

Epi ES-200
Epiphone "Epi" ES-200
Epi ES-200
Epiphone "Epi" ES-200
  • 1995
  • $249 MSRP (1995)

Body:

  • Laminated Body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple Neck
  • Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 Single Coil Pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Vintage-Style Tremolo
  • White top-hat knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • White (WH)
  • Red (RE)



ES-300

Epi ES-300
Epiphone "Epi" ES-300
Epi ES-300
Epiphone "Epi" ES-300
  • 1995
  • $259 MSRP (1995)

Body:

  • Laminated Body

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple Neck
  • Maple fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 3 Single Coil Pickups
  • 1 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 5-way Selector Switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • Vintage-Style Tremolo
  • White top-hat knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • White (WH)
  • Red (RE)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



Epi Les Paul Roadie Travel Guitar

Epi ES-200
Epiphone "Epi" Roadie Travel Guitar
Epiphone "Epi" Roadie Travel Guitar Epiphone "Epi" Roadie Travel Guitar Headstock
Epiphone "Epi" Roadie Travel Guitar
Epiphone "Epi" Roadie Travel Guitar Headstock
  • 1995

Body:

  • Laminated alder/mahogany body

Neck:

  • Bolt-On full-width Mahogany neck
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with "Dot" Inlays
  • Body-colored headstock with "Roadie" screen printing
  • 14" Fingerboard Radius
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 2-ply truss rod cover
  • 19" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • One open-coil Epiphone humbucker pickup
  • 1 Master Volume control

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style hard-tail bridge
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Black speed knob

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Red (RE)

See Also: Les Paul Pee-Wee



Epi Les Paul Model

Body:

  • Alder body with carved top

Neck:

  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Clipped-ear headstock with white "Epi" silkscreen
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Epiphone" inscription
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75 scale
  • 1.65 nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • 2 covered humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol & 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Elevated pickguard
  • Bell knobs
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece



Epi SG Model

Body:

  • Alder body with carved top

Neck:

  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Clipped-ear headstock with white "Epi" silkscreen
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Epiphone" inscription
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75 scale
  • 1.65 nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck

Electronics:

  • 2 covered humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol & 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Bell knobs
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece



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