Recently, Epiphone representative Will Jones/"Dr. Epiphone" visited the annual Tokyo Guitar Show, sponsored by Yamano Music, the exclusive distributor in Japan for Gibson Musical Instruments and the Gibson Custom Shop division. The event held June 5th & 6th at the TFT convention hall drew a record crowd, nearly doubling the previous years' attendance. Present at the show were displays from many of Epiphone and GMI's biggest dealers in Japan with a smorgasbord of lovely axes to ogle. Also present were members of the press, which our own Dr. Will did several interviews for about Epiphone products, one of which can be viewed here

Guitar enthusiasts from all over Japan and around the world came to see what was new and exciting. Getting lots of attention was the Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Signature Les Paul.

Will had the pleasure of introducing Epiphone quality and value to several curious beginner guitarists, some of which bought their first guitar at the show.

The Tokyo Guitar Show had entertainment as well from many of Japan's top acts. Here we see Dr. Will with guitar ace Taketomo from Dust 'n Bones

While in Japan Will visited many of Tokyo's Epiphone dealers and was impressed by the awesome displays and selection of Epis!

Given such a warm reception, Dr. Epiphone will be returning to Japan soon. Look out!