Epiphone Celebrates 140th Anniversary During Summer NAMM Conference

Published 10 years ago on June 19, 2013

By Jonathan Graham

Epiphone Celebrates 140th Anniversary During Summer NAMMConference -

Epiphone, as part of its ongoing 140th Anniversary celebration,announced today it will host a celebratory "Open House" party on13/713 (12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m) at its new state-of-the artheadquarters in Nashville, TN. The special event will take place onthe final day of the Summer NAMM Conference (July 11-13, 2013) andis co-sponsored by NewBay Media's Music Group brands, includingGuitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar Aficionado, and Bass Player,plus Shadow Electronics.

The Epiphone "Open House" will provide visiting artists,retailers and all registered Epiphone forum members a chance totour the new Epiphone facility and go behind the scenes with theNashville staff, including President Jim Rosenberg.

"We can't wait to show our visitors the new House ofStathopoulo," said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg.

"Our 'Open House' celebration during NAMM 2013 gives us anopportunity to say 'thank you' to our dealers, artists, and forummembers and not only show them our new headquarters but also talkabout our favorite subject: Epiphone instruments-past, present, andfuture. Epiphone has a long tradition of opening its doors tofriends and family going back to our early days in Manhattan withour founder, Epi Stathopoulo."

Among the planned events for the "Open House" are a clinic withJeff Waters, guitarist and founder of the legendary band,Annihilator; a Q&A with instrument historian and author WalterCarter on his new release, The Epiphone Guitar Book: A CompleteHistory of Epiphone Guitars; a demonstration of select Epiphoneinstruments and pickups; training sessions with Dr. Epiphone; and acharity auction of one-of-a-kind Epiphone instruments.

An exhibit showcasing Epiphone's collection of rare vintagebanjos, mandolins, and archtops dating back to the Stathopoulofamily's earliest instruments will also be on display.


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