The Epiphone USA department is hoppin' these days, cranking
out models like the
Lennon Revolution Casino,
Lee Hooker 1964 Sheraton-II and others. Team leader for this very important
part of our business is Jimmy Ellis. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Jimmy
came to us six years ago as a guitar inspector and from there worked his
way into his current position.
A lifelong lover of music and in particular guitar, Jimmy
spent most of his high school days in local bands, culminating in a record
deal with a charting song and the opportunity to work with legends such as
Ike and Tina Turner
and others...all before graduating from high school! Despite finding this
success at a very young age, one of Jimmy's fondest musical memories came
later when he had the opportunity to work in a band with the late
of Allman Brothers and Government Mule fame.
Jimmy had this to say about working at Epiphone, "I'm
fortunate to have a job that I really enjoy. I'm surrounded by great
personalities and very talented, hard working people. We have an incredible
management team and there are always new challenges. In addition to building
the John Lennon Casino's, I've especially enjoyed bringing back the Steinberger
and Kramer lines. Working for Epiphone is like having a house gig with
People like Jimmy are what make Epiphone the great guitar
company that it is.