The story of Epiphone, one of the oldest and most famous guitar companies. It's an epic story spanning three centuries, from Old World roots in the nineteenth century to the golden age of American makers in the 20th century and onward into the global market of the new millennium. And it's the story of American popular music, powered by Epiphone guitars, from the big-bodied Emperor that drove the swing bands of the 1930s, to the electric hollowbodies of the 1960s used by the Beatles, to custom solidbody models for such modern rockers as Noel Gallagher, Jeff Waters, and Frank Iero. Beautifully illustrated with photos of great guitars, cool memorabilia and famous players, plus a collector's section with specifications for every Epiphone guitar made from the 1920s to the present day. 176 pp.