For years, common knowledge was that if you couldn't afford a Gibson, you bought an Epiphone.
That urban myth ended years ago, ever since the company that has spanned three centuries began building beautiful instruments in their own right.
The Epiphone first found fame back in the 1930s, when swing bands included guitarists who were all playing the hollow-bodies. That tradition carried over to
The Beatles who popularized the instruments in the 1960s. More recently, the solid-body guitars have found an audience with players like Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance).
Walter Carter's book is a wonderfully illustrated history with an abundance of stunning photographs.
One section providing all the specs for every Epiphone ever built from the 1920s forward. For Epiphone owners, guitar collectors and simply enthusiasts of the six string, The Epiphone Guitar Book Book will delight and tantalize you.