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Epiphone Emperor Swingster Electric Guitar

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Product Description

The Swingster electric guitar with innovations from Epiphone will make you swing Like a pro! Starting with the same body and neck as used on the Epiphone Emperor II guitar and made famous by the jazz master himself, Joe Pass, Epiphone swings into action and turns it into a serious twangin', rock-a-billy slingin', country flingin' machine!

Classic Construction with SwingBucker Pickups!
With it's hand-scalloped arched spruce top combined with a laminated arched-back maple body and glued-in 3-piece hard maple neck, the Swingster has what it takes to satisfy any professional's demand for great tone. At the heart of the guitar are Epiphone's SwingBucker pickups and a series/parallel electronics switching package that outperforms all others in it's class. Specially designed for the Swingster, the humbuckers offer no hum performance and feature classic Alnico-V magnets, enamel wire and over-wound coils for the perfect combination of warmth and bite.

Series/Parallel Switching
Two push/pull Tone controls allow you to change each pickup's output individually from parallel to series wiring creating a palette of useful sounds to tap into ranging from warm humbuckers to quacky single-coil type sounds and everything in-between. Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato and the Swingster is no exception featuring a Bigsby Licensed B30 with original style wire handle as preferred by Certified Guitar Player and legend, Chet Atkins.

Plus, Epiphone has included a pinned tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch which is preferred when using a vibrato.

Loads of Bling
Topping it all off are Epiphone's trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl vine inlay, premium Grover tuners and a multi-bound, 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlay. Gorgeous! And Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. If you're ready for a professional guitar with unique features and a killer price tag, swing into a new Emperor Swingster today. Can you dig it? Oh yeah!

Epiphone Emperor Electric Guitar Specifications

  • Top Material: Select Spruce
  • Back Material: Laminated Maple
  • Side Material: Laminated Maple
  • Neck Material: 3-piece Hard Maple
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Block inlays
  • Neck Pickup: SwingBucker
  • Bridge Pickup: SwingBucker Plus
  • Controls: Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Bridge Tone with push-pull series/parallel, Neck Tone with push-pull series/parallel, 3-way pickup selector (toggle)
  • Binding: Headstock - 5 ply, Neck - 5 ply, Body - 5 ply, F holes - 1 ply
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14 inches
  • Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: Pinned Rosewood base with roller saddle tune-o-matic, Licensed Bigsby B30 Vibrato with wire handle
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16 inches
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover 16:1 ratio
  • Options: Hard Case
  • Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Henry Boynton from Caldwell Idaho USA, fhenboy@gmail.com
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General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I love the Swingster,but this guitar (I know, it was a scratch and dent, but come on)was not remotely close to being set up and pickguard parts are missing. I understand it has been unpacked before but send me all the pieces. I have bought scratch and dent from this company before and they have always been excellent. Now I have to find someplace to order pickguard parts and wait for them before I can use this guitar. Not to mention the setup and an immediate string change.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The Swingster is a good guitar, works well for rockabilly and jazz in particular, has that nice warm but bright rockabilly clean sound.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The neck is bigger than on my other Swingster (yes, I have another) but still all right. The controls are the same as any other Gibson type setup.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Good tone, bright but warm. This is a good guitar to play clean. Pickups are not real hot, but hot enough.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Fit and finish is very good, typical of Epiphone.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
The guitar is fine, well worth the money I paid (if it only had all the parts).
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
Really crappy. Somebody obviously has adjusted the bridge and pickups without a clue how to do this.
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