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Epiphone: Epiphone or Epiphone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mrbell321, Feb 6, 2013.


  1. mrbell321

    mrbell321

    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    How do YOU pronounce "Epiphone"? I searched the web on this and people get stupid angry about it. I tried searching talkbass and came up w/ 1 relevant thread and no one answered that particular question.
    So... founders nickname was "Epi" he was Greek so he said "-phone" meaning sound. So, given that almost every angry person on the web says its "Epi-fon". However, the ancient Greek word was pronounced with a long e at the end. So, "Epi-fon-ee". However, he was NOT ancient Greek, he was Greek-American, so perhaps "fon"?
    It is also said it was a play on "Epiphany", but that could have been a retcon.

    I personally prefer "Epi-fon-ee", because "Epi-fon" sounds like you forgot what you were saying in the middle of the word.
     
  2. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Telephone
    Megaphone
    Sousaphone
    Epiphone

    The "-phone" is pronounced the same in each.
     
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  4. mrbell321

    mrbell321

    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    So, you don't think they were going for a pun?
     
  5. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Mmm Epiphone Jack Casady. Epiphone Emperor Regent. Mmm.
     
  6. bowthing

    bowthing

    Feb 16, 2007
    Utah
    I like to sharpen things, so I'm going with "Epip-hone".
     
  7. It's not a real Gibson, so phon ee (FON)
     
  8. Whenever I hear someone say epi-phone-ee I cringe.
    EPI-FONE ftw.
     
  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    +1
     
  10. I personally prefer "Epi-fon-ee", because "Epi-fon" sounds like you forgot what you were saying in the middle of the word....


    I knew a guy that did that once upon a time. All of a sudden he had a brainstorm, though, and just outtta the blue changed it up. Go figure....
     
  11. letsrumble

    letsrumble

    May 23, 2010
  12. Epipwn3d... By noobz.
     



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