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Olympic Special electric solidbody Introduction: Epiphone was a family business established in as “the House of Stathopoulo” by Anastasios Stathopoulo, a greek violin maker. In they incorporated and at this time made mostly high quality and fancy banjos. In the name was changed to “Epiphone” after Epi Stathopoulo, president of the company and one of the founder’s sons. In the ‘s, the company changed its emphasis to guitars. Epiphone was the only banjo company to successfully switch to guitar production. Conn Company’s a band instrument manufacturer Orphie got Epiphone distribution rights moved. Now most guitar production went to Philidelphia although the labels still said New York. This was done partially as a “strike break” move, as New York Epiphone workers were in conflict with the Stathopoulio family.

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The Epiphone serial number decoder currently supports 12 serial number formats from 25 factories. Vintage numbers from to are supported. Serial numbers from 70′ and 80’s era Epiphone guitars made in Japan are not supported.

Martin introduced the large body dreadnaught in — It was bigger, bolder, and louder than anything Gibson had to offer. At the time, the Nick Lucas model was the largest flat-top Gibson offered. It took Gibson 2 years to develop their response: The Jumbo of The promotional material in the Gibson catalog of said: The bass of this model will amaze you, and of course the clear brilliant treble is in perfect balance.

Not many were sold and the production run was therefore limited to 2 years. Because there are few of these instruments around, little has been written about them, though some did find their way into the hands of influential artists of the day. The version had a classic Gibson sunburst: The sides and back were tinted mahogany with a sunburst red spruce top. There was some amber color expressed on the sides and back of the versions.

The was single bound, front and back with dot markers on the rosewood fretboard and a horizontal script logo inlay on the headstock. The rosettes were simple white-black-white. The bridge were early simple rectangular with through-saddles.

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This guitar has a nice weight at well under 9 lbs: The neck has a comfortable 59 profile: This was used as a reference color guitar over the years, and has never left the Memphis factory since until now. This was a limited release guitar from The new Gibson ES in a Sunset Burst finish is designed with historic hollow-body features at heart.

Look for a Gibson decal on the inside of the wooden rim that forms the body of the banjo. If your banjo is a Gibson Mastertone, “Gibson Mastertone” is written at the top of the decal. If it isn’t a Mastertone, the oval decal will be smaller and will have “The Gibson” written in script, with “Gibson Inc. Kalamazoo Mich.” in block letters beneath it.

I’m just someone who likes to make music. I hack away at it; I have since I was 14, back when the Beatles were still new. Still, I enjoy playing, and perhaps learning even more. So this is a page for amateurs like me. I had sold my last guitar a few years back in order to focus on other things the shakuhachi, for one. Last Spring, Susan gave me a beautiful blue Takamine C. Wonderful guitar with excellent sound.

Blue because of my affinity for Wallace Stevens’ famous poem. I later bought an electric guitar, an American-made Stratocaster clone. Plus I started playing harmonica again see my harmonica review pages. Towards the end of winter ’08, I decided to add ukulele to my practice. It was not intentional.

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This site has good info on Epiphone serials use the serial scheme for acoustic guitars. If the label has green or blue trim, it is from onward. Regardless, please post some pictures if possible! It would be interesting to compare features. I am very interested in the history of the old NY Epiphone instruments. Posting the serial number, and photos would really help, also the type of label.

Epiphone presents the new Epiphone Stagebird™ 6-String Electric Banjo, a one of a kind 6-string banjo featuring the new state-of-the-art Magnetic Stagebird™ humbucker that lets you plug in and bring that classic Epiphone banjo tone to any size stage.

I am a professional musician and an avid guitar collector. I own several Epiphone guitars and have been very much impressed by the quality and value of the guitar line. The Wildkat Royale is Read complete review I am a professional musician and an avid guitar collector. The Wildkat Royale is no exception. The Pearl white finish and gold sparkle binding is absolutely stunning. The gold hardware, gold Bigsby and gold pickups add to the beauty of this well crafted guitar. The volume, tone and switching controls are identical to those of a Les Paul.

The sound is enhanced by the hollow body design with incredible sustain and very rich tone. This is a great blues guitar with a retro rockabilly vibe. With it’s affordable price, exquisite construction, high end hardware and exceptional tone, this is a sweet guitar and a super value.

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I have an early House of Stathopoulo-Epiphone style A. I did some research and here’s what I learned from internet. Father had died in Epi changed name of business to House of Stathopoulo. So, your Epiphone banjos are between it’s a start. If your banjo is branded House of Stathopoulo you pretty much know it is pre

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These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series.

The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early Squier Vista Series[ edit ] In , Squier began to manufacture the Vista Series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the Fender mother company for the first time.

Made in the same factory as the Japanese Fenders of the era, they were known as high quality guitars. Later, in 97, a guitar version of the Musicmaster Bass was added, though it should be noted this was based on the bass design, and not the Fender Musicmaster guitar design of the s. By the Vista Series was discontinued. Squier Affinity Series[ edit ] The Squier lineup was augmented in with Affinity series guitars and basses. Entry-level Affinity Series instruments were straightforward, basic Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision Bass guitars in black, red and white.

These bundled Affinity guitars are manufactured in Indonesia identified by badger stripe on neck whereas stand-alone Affinity are manufactured in China identified by no badger stripe on neck. Squier Vintage Modified Series[ edit ] The year saw the introduction of Squier’s Vintage Modified line, a series of high-end instruments based around the concept of taking vintage designs and adding “hot rod” features such as hardware variations, gloss maple necks, new finishes and pickguards, and Duncan Designed pickups.

The bass lineup features Precision and Jazz basses including fretless versions of both , Jaguars and Telecasters, with five-string and short-scale models featured in the range.

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The first instrument he learned to play was the harmonica. He used a number of pseudonyms in his musical work. Fred Ghurkin, Mel Torment, Dr.

If your banjo is branded House of Stathopoulo you pretty much know it is pre If branded Epiphone then it’ll be to Now some serial number guesses gleaned from the internet. Epiphone Deluxe Art SN (“probably “) [Michael Shames Collection]. [] Epiphone Emperor SN (“probably “). [Shames Collection]. Epiphone recording A SN (“ca “).

His unusual command of melody His distinctive singing voice His talent for writing and singing ballads He would sing the lead vocal on songs by The Beatles that he primarily wrote Trivia He is one of Britain’s wealthiest men: He still plays the Epiphone acoustic guitar which he used to compose “Yesterday”.

Only songs in earlier albums are really joint efforts with John Lennon. The co-credit was because of a handshake deal the two had made in their teens. His song “Yesterday” is one of the most popular songs of all time. Whilst he was looking for the right lyrics, he was temporarily using the line “Scrambled Eggs” until he came up with “Yesterday” in the final version of the song, as it is now known to the world. It became one of the most recorded songs of all time, with more than 3, known versions.

He was awarded for classical compositions of choral and orchestral music. He also wrote the song “Woman” for them, under the pseudonym of Bernard Webb. He was respected by The Beatles producer, George Martin , for his superior musicianship, musical inventiveness and multi-instrumental abilities. Martin said that McCartney was the one with enough attention span to sit at the piano, or in the studio as long as it takes to compose the best melody and harmony for their songs.

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