New Models Introduced at Annual Trade Event in California
(January 17, 2017, Nashville, TN) Epiphone celebrates the New Year with a triumphant return to the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, California, Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22. The NAMM show has been an annual tradition for Epiphone since 1919, and over the decades the “House of Stathopoulo” has never failed to make a big impression; introducing electric guitars in 1939, the Casino in the ‘60s, or last year’s unveiling of the critically acclaimed Masterbilt Century Collection.
NAMM ‘17 will give dealers and retailers a first look the new Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small “Snow Falcon”, the Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying V-Custom, and the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa “Treasure” Firebird 1. Epiphone will also be showing off new Bluegrass instruments like the Stagebird 6-string electric banjo and the premier of the first Masterbilt mandolin, the MM-40L.
The Critics Speak!
Epiphone’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed Masterbilt Century Collection will be on display for the first time at
NAMM ’17. Guitar World called the Masterbilt Century archtops “the perfect affordable choice for any guitarist interested in exploring the signature sound of an archtop acoustic guitar or anyone who wants a finely crafted, visually stunning acoustic guitar for recording and performing.”
Special Artist Appearances
Some of Epiphone’s premier signature artists are slated to appear at the Epiphone booth during NAMM ’17. Please note that the following schedule is subject to change:
Tommy Thayer, Friday 1/20 at 2pm on Friday.
Brent Hinds, Friday, 1/20 at 4pm
Brendon Small, Saturday 1/21 at 3pm
Epiphone/Gibson 60th Anniversary
Throughout 2017, Epiphone will celebrate its 60th Anniversary as part of the Gibson Family of Instruments. Visit Epiphone.com to learn more about what’s in store and get regular NAMM ‘17 updates on Epiphone Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Epiphone) and Twitter @Epiphone.
Masterbilt Century Collection
Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom
Ltd. Ed. Brendon Small “Snow Falcon” Outfit
Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa “Treasure Firebird-1TM Outfit:
Mayfair 5-String Banjo, Stagebird 6-string Electric Banjo, Masterbilt MM-40L Mandolin
For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in musical instrument design with historic models like the Casino, and the new Masterbilt Century Archtop Collection. Epiphone is also home to the PRO-1 Collection and is the official instrument of Rocksmith® Remastered, the critically acclaimed video experience. Epiphone began as the “House of Stathopoulo” family business in Sparta in the 1870s, rose to fame in Manhattan, and continues to make history today from its headquarters in Nashville, TN, celebrating 60 years with the Gibson Family of Instruments in 2017. Epiphones are heard on classic recordings by Les Paul and The Beatles along with today’s top artists like Gary Clark Jr., Jack Casady, Tommy Thayer of KISS, and Brent Hinds. As part of Gibson Brands, Epiphone offers innovation, history, and a lifetime guarantee. Epiphone is still the House of Stathopoulo: We’re designers, players and mavericks. And, we’re passionate about everything we do.