For over 140 years, Epiphone has earned a reputation around the world for designing acoustic and electric instruments that look great, sound great, and are built to last. Our goal is that anyone who picks up an Epiphone—whether they are a pro or pro-at-heart— should be able to instantly recognize that they've chosen a superb instrument.

But what about the beginner? What if you are learning for the first time? Where do you begin? Epiphone recognizes that for new players, even the smallest details can seem overwhelming. That's why the "House of Stathopoulo" has made it easy for you! Whatever your style—folk, country, rock, metal, or something in-between—Epiphone has the perfect instrument or Pack so you can bring home everything you need to start playing guitar right away. Check out some of our favorite options for first-time players below.

PRO-1™ Collection

The PRO-1 Collection took the music world by storm when it was first released in 2014 and today the critically acclaimed Collection remains the premier first-step for new players. Drawing on a combined 260 years of experience, Epiphone and Gibson luthiers re-invented the acoustic guitar to create a line of instruments that are easy to get started on, but which sound so good you will want to keep playing them all your life. PRO-1 steel string acoustics and classical guitars all include custom design features that help make learning guitar easy like an EZ-Profile™ neck profile, JumboPRO frets and PRO-Ease lubricant to make chords and solos feel smooth on your fingers, a Dual Action Truss Rod for a superb set-up, and an easy-to-play short scale length. Visit the PRO-1 website for details!

PR-4E Acoustic/Electric Player Pack

The PR-4E Acoustic/Electric guitar is a longtime fan-favorite revered for its woody tone and great projection. And the PR-4E Acoustic/Electric Player Pack offers you everything you need to start playing guitar right away including an Epiphone Studio Acoustic-15C amp along with a chromatic tuner, strap, cable, picks, gigbag, and online lessons from eMedia™. Learn more here.

Electric Packs

PRO-1™ Performance Packs

Epiphone's new PRO-1™ Performance Packs featuring the PRO-1 Les Paul Jr. and the PRO-1 Explorer all include Rocksmith® Remastered, the fastest way to learn guitar, for the ultimate electric pack for new players. Epiphone Packs are renowned for giving players incredible value in an all-in-one package. And the new PRO-1 Explorer Performance Pack tops them all!

PRO-1 Performance Packs come with all the PRO-1 series' innovative features including an EZ-PRO™ C-shaped Neck, Ultra-Light strings, plus an exclusive Built-In Shadow® E-Tuner on the bridge pickup mounting ring.

And with Rocksmith® Remastered, plus the included Real Tone cable (a $79 value), you can plug-in to the revolutionary video experience that since 2011 has taught millions around the world to play guitar while also offering a superior sound experience with built-in digital effects through either a PC or MAC that blows away most small amps found in other packs. There is no faster or more satisfying way to learn to play. Rocksmith® Remastered also comes with an ever-expanding library of songs from every genre—from British Invasion classics by The Rolling Stones and The Who to modern masterpieces by Radiohead, Nirvana, and KISS. Just plug in your Epiphone instrument and begin playing right away.

Visit the PRO-1 website for details!


Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack

Epiphone's Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack is another all-inclusive package designed in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder of Guns N' Roses. Featuring a Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II in classic Appetite Amber finish with premium gig bag plus a 15-watt Slash "Snakepit" amp with 2-channels, a full EQ section and headphone output, custom Slash signature picks, and free online lessons from eMedia™. Slash is the ultimate Les Paul player. And like Epiphone, Slash is on a mission to make affordable professional instruments available to everyone throughout the world. Learn more here.

Lifetime Warranty for Every Epiphone

Every Epiphone comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's world famous 365/24/7 customer service. Visit your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer for more information and visit Epiphone's You Tube channel for more great instructional videos and instrument profiles.