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The company experienced a decline following World War II and main rival Gibson was able to buy out Epiphone in 1957. After the takeover, Epiphone released their most famous model, the Casino, a hollow body notably played by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles.
Presently, the company is a subsidiary of Gibson, and produces guitar that look similar to Gibson models, though sold at a significantly lower price. They also produce their own line of amplifiers.
Flip through our gallery to see photos of famous Epiphone guitars.
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