Through the years when the Stahopoli owned Epiphone, there was a continuous ongoing rivalry with Gibson. This culminated after the war years.
|1958 Epiphone catalog|
Epiphone was now for the budget conscious customer and Kalamazoo was the companies’ basic, no-frills line.
In photos, it appears the nut and bridge were reversed to accommodate a left-handed player.
Which had a large body and sloped shoulders.
Gibson originally used white buttons on the tuner knobs, but changed them to metal in 1967.