Epi-Series Acoustics

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1979-1980

In 1979, a new sub-budget line of acoustic flat-tops appeared briefy, bearing the "Epi" brand. These guitars were made by the Marina company in Taiwan, in the city of Chaunyin, just outside of Taoyuan. 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. Due to lack of popularity and quality issues, the original Epi line was discontinued by 1980.

The retail price was $159.95 for the A-12, and $129.95 for the A-10. Both models were available in "N" (natural) finish only


1995-2001

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


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Contents

1979-1980


A-10

  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Slim-waisted folk body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • Laminated black & white body binding
  • 1 piece mahogany neck with soft "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi' logo
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Black pickguard
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 14.625" body width
  • 3.875" body depth
  • Natural finish



A-12

Epiphone Epi A-12
Epiphone Epi A-12
Epi A-12 Headstock Epi A-12 Headstock
Epi A-12 Headstock
Epi A-12 Headstock
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Slim-waisted folk body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • 7-ply laminated top binding
  • 5-ply laminated back binding
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with soft "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Black pickguard
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 14.625" body width
  • 3.875" body depth
  • Natural finish



C-10

Epiphone Epi C-10
Epiphone Epi C-10
Epiphone Epi C-10 Epiphone Epi C-10
Epiphone Epi C-10
Epiphone Epi C-10
  • Made in Tawain
  • Classical body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • Laminated black & white body binding
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • 19 frets
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Plate-mounted tuners with pearl buttons
  • Chrome hardware
  • Black pickguard
  • 25.5" scale
  • 2" nut width
  • 14.75" body width
  • 3.75" body depth
  • Natural finish



C-12

Epiphone Epi C-12
Epiphone Epi C-12
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Classical body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • Laminated black & white body binding
  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • 19 frets
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Plate-mounted tuners with pearl buttons
  • Chrome hardware
  • Black pickguard
  • 25.5" scale
  • 2" nut width
  • 14.75" body width
  • 3.75" body depth
  • Natural finish



D-10

Epiphone Epi D-10
Epiphone Epi D-10
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched mahogany back & sides
  • Laminated multi-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth
  • Natural finish



D-12

Epiphone Epi D-12
Epiphone Epi D-12
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • Laminated multi-ply body binding
  • 5-ply 3-ring rosette
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth
  • Natural finish



D-14

Epiphone Epi D-14
Epiphone Epi D-14
Epiphone Epi D-14 Epiphone Epi D-14
Epiphone Epi D-14
Epiphone Epi D-14
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched mahogany/maple/mahogany back
  • Bookmatched maple sides
  • Laminated multi-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth
  • Natural finish



D-16

Epiphone Epi D-16
Epiphone Epi D-16
Epi D-16 Sound Hole & Binding Epi D-16 Neck
Epi D-16 Sound Hole & Binding
Epi D-16 Neck
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • 5-ply body binding with Abalone center
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette with Abalone center ring
  • Single-ply neck binding
  • Set mahogany neck
  • 20 frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreened "Epi" logo
  • Rosewood bridge with black bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Chrome hardware
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Natural finish



1995-1999


EC-100

Epiphone EC-100
Epiphone EC-100
Epiphone EC-100
Epiphone EC-100
  • 1995-1999
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Laminated mahogany back and sides
  • Black body binding
  • Decorative rosette marquetry
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • Rosewood veneered headstock
  • Chrome plate-mounted machine heads
  • White plastic bridge saddle
  • Chrome hardware
  • 25.5" scale
  • 2.0" nut width
  • $189 MSRP
  • Natural Matte finish

See Also: EC-100 Seville







ED-100

Epiphone ED-100
Epiphone ED-100
Epiphone ED-100 Headstock Epiphone ED-100 Headstock
Epiphone ED-100 Headstock
Epiphone ED-100 Headstock
  • 1995-1999
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated mahogany top, back & sides
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette
  • Single-ply black body & neck binding
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Rosewood belly bridge
  • White bridge pins with black dots
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Covered tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 15.875" body width
  • 4.75" body depth
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Natural Matte finish
  • $209 MSRP (1995)



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