Epiphone’s 140th Anniversary Catalog Part of Guitar World's iNewsstand App

NASHVILLE, TN, May 1, 2013 -- For the first time ever, the complete 2013 Epiphone Catalog is now available as a free download with Guitar World's iNewsStand app. The offer will be available through August 30, 2013. The new 2013 Epiphone Catalog features full color photos of the complete line of Epiphone electric, acoustic, archtop, and bluegrass instruments including Ltd. Ed. Signature Artist models, 140th anniversary specials, an in-depth history, complete instrument specifications, historic photographs, vintage ads, and artist photos.

"This is the most complete--and visually stunning--catalog that we've ever published," said Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. "We've had a long relationship with Guitar World and we're very excited to be working with them on this special offer. While fans can still pick up a printed copy at their authorized Epiphone retailer, the additional availability and convenience of a high-quality iDevice version is something that every guitarist will certainly enjoy."

The 2013 Epiphone free catalog download will be promoted via email notification to the over 1 million users who have already downloaded Guitar World's iNewsStand app. The catalog will also be promoted on www.epiphone.com and related social media sites.

Throughout 2013, Epiphone is celebrating 140 years as the working musician's favorite instrument maker, and to commemorate this historic occasion, Epiphone will release Limited Edition instruments and hold special events around the world.

The new 2013 Epiphone Catalog is available for a limited time only through Guitar World's iNewsStand app and includes the complete line of Epiphone instruments in stunning full color photographs including critically acclaimed new signature artist models like the Tommy Thayer (KISS) Les Paul Standard, the Matthew K. Heafy (Trivium) Les Paul Custom and the Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) Thunderhorse.

Download the Ltd. Ed. Epiphone 140th Anniversary Catalog today and re-discover the pioneering spirit of Epi Stathopoulo. "Epiphone is still the House of Stathopoulo," says Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg. "We're designers. We're players. We're mavericks. And, we're passionate about everything we do."

About Epiphone: Epiphone is one of American's oldest and most revered instrument makers. Founded in 1873 by the Stathopoulo family, Epiphone kicked into high gear in the early 20th century thanks to President Epi Stathopoulo, whose pioneering patents revolutionized the guitar industry. Epiphone has been part of every great musical era; from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s; from swing-era archtops through post-war pop, bop, R&B, and early rock n' roll; and from the "British Invasion" to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. Epiphone instruments make history.

A list of Epiphone artists includes virtually every major figure in pop music history including Les Paul, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Joe Pass, John Lee Hooker, The Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Paul Simon, Jack Casady, Tak Matsumoto, Paul McCartney, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, My Chemical Romance, Slash, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Weller, Dwight Yoakam, Oasis, and Radiohead. And now, in the 21st century from its new headquarters in Nashville, TN, Epiphone continues to set the standard for affordable quality and innovation with updated classics such as the Les Paul Ultra-III, the Ultra-339, Masterbilt acoustic guitars, the legendary Casino, and the new Thunderbird Classic PRO. For more information, visit www.epiphone.com.

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