A manufacturer of acoustic, electric, and bass guitars. Parent Company of the once independant Epiphone. Famous For the Les Paul, played by guitarists such as Zakk Wylde, The SG, played by Angus Young, the Flying V, played by Jimi Hendrix before his untimely death in 1969, and the ES series, played by Chuck Berry. Known for very high prices, but with a stong reputation for quality and consistency.
A guitar amplifier manufacturer. known for high quality amplifiers and exquisite tone. Generally a producer of tube style circuitry amplifiers. Best sound is usually acheived when amplified guitar is a semihollow or hollow body guitar such as the ES series, the epiphone Casino, or many Richenbacher models. Expensive, but revered as the best sounding amplifiers for the studio.
A Guitar virtuoso of the 80s, like joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Known for always playins his signature Fender Stratocaster. Influences include jazz, rock, pop, and blues. unlike many guitarists, he crafts his songs and solos instead of just blazing the fretboard. played at a recent G3 concert with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.