Epiphone guitars are perhaps most associated with it's big brother Gibson, offering affordable Les Pauls, SGs and Dots. Both brands are famous while Epiphone has a long and storied history all its own.
Starting life in the early 20th century, Epiphone began by manufacturing acoustic guitars and other tradtional instruments such as banjos. Gaining lasting recognition many of those models remain in the catalogue to this day.
After being acquired by Gibson many guitarists turned to Epiphone for their first instrument. Including Paul McCartney. To this day they're used by the likes of Gary Clark, Jr., Alabama Shakes, Johnny Winter, Zakk Wylde, Machine Head and The Strokes. From your first guitar to high end Signature models from Joe Bonamassa. Epiphone make great guitars for working musicians on any kind of budget.