The Epiphone Company was founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos and is one of American’s oldest and most revered instrument makers producing instruments for every style of popular music. In 1957 the company was bought by Gibson, its main rival in the archtop market. News 2020     Epiphone instruments made between...

EKO was established in 1959 by Oliviero Pigini. They are an Italian manufacturer of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and similar instruments, located in Recanati, Marche, catering to professional level and manufacturing largely for export. It was in the rock’n’roll craze of the 1960s that Eko guitars gained high popularity becoming the...

Duesenberg Guitars, based out of Germany, has been producing high-end electric guitars and basses with a distinctive Art Deco design since 1986. The company's name alludes to the legendary car company Duesenberg. Guitars are assembled in Germany where Korean woodwork is combined with parts from various sources in the Far East...

Dean Guitars was founded by Dean Zelinsky in 1976 when he was just 17 years old. The company is best known for its range of high end electric guitars that include the ML, V, Z, Cadillac, Splittail, Soltero, EVO, Custom Zone, Vendetta and Deceiver models. Dean has many signature electric guitar...

DBZ Guitars is an American electric guitar manufacturer owned and operated by Dean B. Zelinsky, Jeff Diamant of Diamond Amplification, and Terry Martin. DBZ Guitars was officially formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with a USA custom shop operation located in Chicago as well as offshore manufacturing. Zelinsky parted...

Since 2005 D'Angelico guitars have been produced in Japan (New Yorker archtop models) and South Korea (Excel series and New Yorker solid body models), with years of development having gone into them; they offer a laminated spruce top and laminated maple sides and back to stay within a price range....

Cort Guitars is an electric, acoustic and bass guitar manufacturer centered in South Korea. The company is one of the largest guitar makers in the world and produces both high-quality instruments and budget line models for many other companies, as well as a range of amplifiers. Although Cort produce a large...

In the mid 1970’s Bill Collings started making acoustic guitars and banjos sharing a shop with fellow luthiers in Austin, Texas, before setting up his own. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989 he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two...

Charvel guitars are the original hot-rod electric guitars and the very embodiment of high-performance tone machines. Discerning players who prize superior sound and feel have turned to the company's finely crafted guitars as their weapons of choice for more than 30 years. From metal masters including Warren DeMartini and Jake E....

Kiesel, originally known as Carvin Guitars, was founded in 1946 by Lowell Kiesel as the L. C. Kiesel Company in Los Angeles. Kiesel relocated briefly to his home state of Nebraska but returned to California in 1949 and changed the name of the company to Carvin after his two eldest...