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

Body:

  • Slim-waisted folk body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • 14.625" body width
  • 3.875" body depth

Neck:

  • 1 piece mahogany neck with soft "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi' logo
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Laminated black & white body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



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

Body:

  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • 14.625" body width
  • 3.875" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece mahogany neck with soft "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply top
  • 5-ply back
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Individual stamped tuners
  • Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



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

Body:

  • Classical body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • 14.75" body width
  • 3.75" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • 19 frets
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • 25.5" scale
  • 2" nut width


Binding:

  • 2-ply body
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Plate-mounted tuners with pearl buttons
  • Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



C-12

Epiphone Epi C-12
Epiphone Epi C-12
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain

Body:

  • Classical body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • 14.75" body width
  • 3.75" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • 19 frets
  • Rosewood headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • 25.5" scale
  • 2" nut width

Binding:

  • 2-ply body
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood bridge
  • Plate-mounted tuners with pearl buttons
  • Black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



D-10

Epiphone Epi D-10
Epiphone Epi D-10
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain

Body:

  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched mahogany back & sides
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Individual stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



D-12

Epiphone Epi D-12
Epiphone Epi D-12
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Tawain

Body:

  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body
  • 5-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Individual stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



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

Body:

  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Bookmatched mahogany/maple/mahogany back
  • Bookmatched maple sides
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreen "Epi" logo
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with white bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Individual stamped tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



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

Body:

  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Solid spruce top
  • Solid bookmatched rosewood back & sides
  • 15.75" body width
  • 4.625" body depth

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • 20 frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Black headstock overlay with gold silkscreened "Epi" logo
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body binding with Abalone center
  • Single-ply neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette with Abalone center ring

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Rosewood bridge with black bridge pins
  • Single-ply black pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



1995-1999


EC-100

Epiphone EC-100
Epiphone EC-100
Epiphone EC-100
Epiphone EC-100
  • 1995-1999
  • $189 MSRP

Body:

  • Laminated spruce top
  • Laminated mahogany back and sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • Rosewood veneered headstock
  • 25.5" scale
  • 2.0" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply black body binding
  • Decorative rosette marquetry

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Chrome plate-mounted machine heads
  • White plastic bridge saddle

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) matte

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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
  • $209 MSRP (1995)

Body:

  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style
  • Laminated mahogany top, back & sides
  • 15.875" body width
  • 4.75" body depth

'Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply black body & neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Rosewood belly bridge
  • White bridge pins with black dots
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • Covered tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) matte



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