This year’s Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award will go to hard-rock legend and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, with Rose taking his place in the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS hall of fame alongside such previous honorees as Metallica, Rush, Mötley Crüe, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne.
Below, check out a just-published (September 30) demo video of Epiphone's Ultra-339 guitar. In the clip, Will Jones (aka Dr. Epiphone) and Aljon Go visit Sweetwater to demonstrate the semi-hollowbody model.
Epiphone has been an eye-catching brand pretty much from the company’s inception 140 years ago. In the early part of the 20th century, Epiphone’s ornate, stylish New York City guitars provided stiff competition for the more staid models coming out of Gibson’s Kalamazoo, Michigan, plant. So it is ironic that Gibson ended up owning the Epiphone brand, which it purchased in 1957.
As part of Epiphone’s ongoing celebration honoring its 140th Anniversary, the guitar manufacturer is giving away a Ltd. Ed. 140th Anniversary Epiphone Coronet and a signed copy of The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars by Walter Carter.
In 2013, Epiphone celebrates its 140th anniversary. To help honor the milestone, longtime Epiphone fan and former Gibson historian Walter Carter has published The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.