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Stathopoulo moved to the United States in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments, as well as mandolins, from Long Island City in Queens, New York.Anastasios died in 1915, and his son, Epaminondas ("Epi"), took over.This guitar is a total sound and style package and would make a great addition to any guitarist's collection.Another model to look at is the SG Standard Reissue.1920's, when Gibson's Lloyd Loar designed the first f-hole guitar, his Master Model L5.This invention had a major impact in the look and sound of guitar/mandolin manufacture because up until this time, the tops of guitars had only a large sound-hole.The only thing better than a six-string made by Gibson is a guitar from their custom line up.
In 1957 Epiphone, Inc., of New York City was purchased by CMI (Chicago Musical Instrument Co.; this is the same company that bought Gibson in 1944) and given the name Epiphone, Inc. CMI took great measures to keep Gibson and Epiphone separate in different buildings each with its own management team.
The Les Paul was designed by Gibson president Ted Mc Carty, factory manager John Huis and their team, along with guitarist/inventor Les Paul.
The Les Paul was originally offered with a gold finish and two P-90 pickups.
The newer model mirrors every detail of its original counterpart with a few modern upgrades that were introduced in 2013 with Gibson's Custom 20th Anniversary Specifications.
These new features include: a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color and much more.