Rugged on the outside, plush on the inside, this case is lighter than a hard case, but tough enough to keep your instrument dry and safe in bad weather and traveling conditions. For over 140 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design. Epiphone began as the "House of Stathopoulo" family business and rose to fame during the jazz age in Manhattan before joining Gibson brands. Epiphones have powered classics by Les Paul, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones along with today's top artists like Gary Clark Jr., Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Slash, and Joe Bonamassa. Today, Epiphone continues to make history from its headquarters in Nashville, TN, offering innovation, history, and a lifetime guarantee to a new generation.