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    Default How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    is it pronounced...e-pi-fo-nee
    or....ep-i-fone

    thanks....
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser
    is it pronounced...e-pi-fo-nee
    or....ep-i-fone

    thanks....
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser
    is it pronounced...e-pi-fo-nee
    or....ep-i-fone

    thanks....

    I pronounce it ĕ΄-pĭ-fōn
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    I pronounce it gib-sun-june-yer.

    (not knocking the epis - I've never played one I didn't like)

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by screamingdaisy
    I pronounce it ĕ΄-pĭ-fōn
    I say it the same way, except the second *i* gets pronounced more like an
    *auh* sound than a soft *i* sound ... I've heard epi reps say it the same way ... I don't know what the correct way is exactly. interestinly, when people say it abbreviated *epi*, what I say, and hear most often is that second *i* gets pronounced as a long *ee*.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    ep-uh-fone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent S.
    I say it the same way, except the second *i* gets pronounced more like an
    *auh* sound than a soft *i* sound ... I've heard epi reps say it the same way ... I don't know what the correct way is exactly. interestinly, when people say it abbreviated *epi*, what I say, and hear most often is that second *i* gets pronounced as a long *ee*.

    Some of my friends say it like I do, some say it like you do. Although, like you I don't think I've every heard anyone call it an Epah or Epuh for short.

    I think it's one of those I say to-ma-tos, you say to-mah-tos things. As long as you don't call Nirvana, Nirvaaaaaana (with a hard A), I don't care

    God I hate it when people do that.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    think "epic" just without the "c" and then "phone"... that's how I pronounce it.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Epi-phony - as in a phony Gibson. I pronounce it like Kent S when I'm being serious.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoss
    ep-uh-fone
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_Chris
    think "epic" just without the "c" and then "phone"... that's how I pronounce it.
    Good description. That's how I pronounce it as well.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Just call it an " Epi " ........
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    That's " Eh-Pee "..........LOL
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    Cool Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 59paul
    Just call it an " Epi " ........
    Ditto
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY
    Good description. That's how I pronounce it as well.
    Ditto. I know on the radio commercials for Guitar Center, that's how it's said as well (not that Guitar Center automatically makes things right, cause it doesn't).
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    This is a joke....right?
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by midnite_man
    This is a joke....right?
    now now... not everyone is as smart as you are, dearie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingdaisy
    Some of my friends say it like I do, some say it like you do. Although, like you I don't think I've every heard anyone call it an Epah or Epuh for short.

    I think it's one of those I say to-ma-tos, you say to-mah-tos things. As long as you don't call Nirvana, Nirvaaaaaana (with a hard A), I don't care

    God I hate it when people do that.
    Bear in mind that I could be dead wrong on it. I wonder how the founder said it?
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PUCKBOY99
    I SAY EPI-PHONE
    That's the one

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce "Epiphone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kent S.
    Bear in mind that I could be dead wrong on it. I wonder how the founder said it?

    "By the way, the band is called Nir-vah-na. Not Nir-vaaa-na, Nir-vah-na." - David Grohl

    It was on some interview I saw. He even broke it down into cylibles like that. I only remember it because a friend of mine kept insisting it was pronounced without the "ah" sound, when we saw the interview I jumped up and down on the sofa mocking and laughing at him until he kicked my feet out and we thumped each other around for a bit.

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