#1
I have been looking around for a Gibson Chet Atkins SST (to no avail) and have noticed, once again, that Epiphone have a VERY similar looking guitar with the same name but for a damn sight cheaper.

I have noticed this a few times, that Epiphone and Gibson make almost identical looking guitars, with the same names but different prices.

Could anyone tell me if the two companies are related and if not, how one company can get away with making straight copies of the others range?

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#2
Gibson own Epiphone. Epiphone makes cheaper versions of the Gibson models by cutting corners on build quality and materials
#3
Gibson owns Epiphone.
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#5
Gibson owns Epiphone
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#7
They are the same company. There is a reason Epi's are cheaper.
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#8
Epiphone is shit. So is gibson, but more expensive.
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