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.