The ElectroPhonic Story

Many endeavors start as a dream. And so it was for ElectroPhonic’s founder Joe Floyd, who one night had a vivid dream in which he was playing an electric guitar with a fantastic soaring sound coming from the guitar itself with no amp or effects pedals. This “dream guitar” had the lush harmonics and singing tone of an electric guitar, but with all the freedom of an acoustic guitar.

Determined to make this vision a reality, Joe built and tested the first prototype. He then joined forces with Jan Lucas and together they developed several more refined prototypes. Soon Andy came into the mix and solidified the EP development team. After many more months of painstaking R and D, the ElectroPhonic™ Model One was born.

There have been previous attempts to set the guitarist free, but ElectroPhonic’s groundbreaking guitar takes things a whole step further, bringing everything together in a professional, simple-to-use, great sounding guitar.

The ElectroPhonic™ team considers their innovative guitar to be an evolution of the art, worthy of a place alongside traditional electric and acoustic guitars. The hardwood body of an EP guitar is also its “tone cabinet,” and as such, the guitar combines elements of electric and acoustic guitars. EP has combined modern technology and design with traditional electric guitar sensibilities to bring every lover of high quality, eminently playable guitars something new and exciting to unleash their creativity. The first instrument is called the Model One EP, and as the name suggests, this is just the beginning of a new generation of electric guitars.


Jan Lucas

Musician, studio designer, composer, and producer, ElectroPhonic’s co-founder and designer Jan is the geek of the team, helping to turn dreams into a technical reality. He has been playing and recording music for over 30 years, bringing great experience and knowledge to the ElectroPhonic table.

Joe Floyd

Guitarist, songwriter, music producer and inventor, co-founder Joe began a lifelong obsession with the electric guitar at 13 when he saw Jimi Hendrix in concert. His career has seen him record a host of legendary guitar players including Slash, Adrian Smith, and Steve Vai. Following his dream of a new kind of guitar, Joe has devoted himself to the development of ElectroPhonic instruments.

Andrew Bloch

Engineer and businessman, Andy is an accomplished and creative executive with wide experience in music, having worked for numerous artists from Little Feat to Peter Frampton. He contributes hugely to the design and production techniques of ElectroPhonic guitars and his passion for great sound and sheer beauty clearly reflected in the instruments.