Epiphone introduces the ES-339 PRO – a new instrument with roots firmly planted in the classic era when Epiphone’s Kalamazoo factory was producing some of rock’s most legendary instruments. Featuring a reduced size ES-style body with classic Alnico Classic PRO™ humbucker pickups, the new ES-339 PRO semi-hollowbody from Epiphone turns back the clock while breaking new ground in sound and style. The Birth of a Legend First introduced in the late ’50s, the ES series became an instant rock classic, bringing the feel and look of an archtop to a generation of players who had grown up playing solid body guitars like the Les Paul. The ES-335, the first in the ES series, was an instant success. Over the years, many players have requested a smaller ES-style guitar for the stage. The new ES-339 PRO is the perfect remedy, featuring smaller body dimensions while still retaining the bell-like tone the ES series is famous for.
John Lennon Revolution Casino John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney each purchased a sunburst Casino like our exact replica of John's, the John Lennon '1965' Casino, with all the appointments and hardware it originally came with, playing them on tour and on famous recordings. Later John stripped the finish on his, changed the tuners and made even more music history with the same guitar that we have replicated again in the John Lennon 'Revolution' Casino. It's just like John's in every way, even down to the marks from the original tuners! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each will be donated to The BMI Foundation, Inc. for the John Lennon Scholarship Fund which supports music education.
A Vintage Original and a Revolution John Lennon's Epiphone Casino made a bigger impact on the imaginations of Beatle fans than any of the several other guitars he played during his career, and became an iconic instrument in the process. The fact is, though, that this guitar is revered in two entirely different incarnations: many love it in its original state as a vintage sunburst 1965 Epiphone Casino, while others admire its "Revolution-era" appearance from around 1968, after Lennon stripped it and altered some of its hardware. Now both versions of this historic electric guitar are available simultaneously in the form of the Epiphone "Inspired by" John Lennon Casinos, which offer the look, tone, and feel of Epiphone's acclaimed U.S.A. John Lennon Signature Casinos, but at a more affordable price. In any guise, the Casino is a classic tone machine.
Epiphone's number one selling model! The Les Paul Junior was first introduced by our legendary Kalamazoo factory in 1954 and was intended as an affordable way for beginners to get the look, sound, and feel of a real Les Paul. However, the Les Paul Junior quickly became a legend of its own. Throughout the years and in all its many incarnations, the Les Paul Junior has been an on-stage favorite for artists like Leslie West of Mountain, Keith Richards, Paul Westerburg of the Replacements, and John Lennon, who all embraced the Les Paul Junior for its lighter weight, commanding sound, and all-Mahogany body.
Celebrate 50 Years of Epiphone's Classic Casino™! Epiphone has made a name for itself by producing some of the greatest and most innovative musical instruments for over 135 years. While models such as Masterbilts, Broadways, Wilshires, Coronets, Emperors and Texans are some of Epiphone’s most memorable models, the Casino is arguably our most famous due to its close association with The Beatles.