Visit the parts "cage" in the Epiphone Distribution Center
and you will likely find Epiphone Quality Team Leader Jonathan Ogburn. A
self proclaimed lover of "organization", Jonathan is the perfect fit for
our vast parts department where his duties include keeping the Epiphone,
Steinberger and Kramer U.S.A. assembly lines operating and making sure warranty
repair parts are readily available to our dealers.
Originally from North Carolina, Jonathan attended Johnson
Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee where he majored in Bible with a specialty
in Media Communications. Jonathan offered this insight. "I was originally
going to major in Bible and Music but I found out the Music part
that I be able to sing!"
After graduating in 2001, Jonathan and his wife moved
to Nashville where he was hired by Epiphone as a guitar inspector. Five months
later, his superiors recognized his work ethic and skills and he was able
to move into to his current position. Jonathan continued, "I've learned a
lot of things here. I know a lot more about guitar construction now and I've
also learned that I have a lot to learn about playing guitar! One of the
cool things about working here is that there are so many great guitar
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys working with the youth
group at his church and playing in his church's worship band.
People like Jonathan are what make Epiphone the great
guitar company it is.