Epiphone has been crafting instruments for musicians of every walk of life for over 140 years. With such a wealth of experience, it's easy to see why their reputation precedes them. Built on an endless desire to innovate and lofty standards of quality, Epiphone produce semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars that are respected all over the world. Epiphone was founded in 1873, but didn't produce their first guitar until 1928. Before this, they were primarily known for producing banjos. Since 1957, Epiphone has been distributed by Gibson, creating one of the most revered partnerships in the music world.
An Epiphone semi-hollow or hollow body guitar built today is crafted with the same level of unmistakeable quality as the first models built decades and decades ago. This dedication to craftsmanship has attracted some of the world's most well-known musicians to the brand. Artists such as John Lennon, B.B. King, Tom Delong of Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves, Tommy Shaw of Styx, and John Lee Hooker all plug into Epiphone guitars when they're ready to play. And that's only beginning to scratch the surface of the diverse roster of talent that swears by Epiphone.
There are plenty of Epiphone semi-hollow and hollow body options out there, so you can easily find one that's right for you. If you're a beginner who is searching for their first semi-hollow or hollow body, check out the Limited Edition ES-335 PRO Electric Guitar. This arched maple top guitar features a beautiful bell-like tone reminiscent of the original ES guitar first produced by Gibson in the late 1950s. With classic sounds and modern features, this is a great guitar to start your musical journey off with.
If, on the other hand, you're looking for a very specific guitar modeled after the ones that are played by your musical heroes, be sure to have a look at options such as the Tom Delonge Signature ES-333 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar or the B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar. Guitars such as these are made with the artists exact specifications in mind. If you're looking to replicate Delonge's anathematic pop-punk or B.B.'s unmistakeable blues, picking up one of these guitars is the best place to start.
In the end, whichever Epiphone you choose, you're guaranteed to have an incredible playing experience. These semi-hollow and hollow body guitars are built with the artist in mind, meaning you can rest assured that they're going to look great and sound even better.