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!