Epiphone Emperor Swingster, Wine Red, Chrome Bigsby Hardware
The Emperor Swingster is Epiphone's dazzling go-to rockabilly, jazz and rock hollowbody classic.
- Swingbucker™ pickups
- Grover® 14:1 ratio machine heads
- Bigsby® B30 tremolo
- Colour: Wine Red (WR)
The Emperor Swingster features Epiphone SwingBucker™ pickups with classic Alnico-V magnets, Grover® machine heads, a LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge, and best of all, a licensed B30 Bigsby® with original style wire handle as preferred by 'Certified Guitar Player' and legend Chet Atkins.
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World famous for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-body guitars, Epiphone conjures up some of its past with the Emperor Swingster. Starting with the same body and neck as used on their 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 its 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. 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.
Loads of Bling
Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato and the Swingster is no exception featuring a Bigsby Licensed B30 with original style wire handle, a favourite of legends like Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.
Topping it all off are Epiphone's trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic pearloid vine inlay, premium Grover® 14:1 tuners and a multi-bound, 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlay. Gorgeous!
Unlike some, Epiphone spares no expense by adding a pinned tune-o-matic bridge for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch that is preferred when using a vibrato.
Epiphone Emperor Swingster Specifications
Body: Maples with maple Outer Veneer
Top: Select Spruce
Neck: Hard maple
Scale: 24.75 inch
Headstock: Epiphone 'Clipped Ear'
Neck Profile: 14 inch
Fretboard: Rosewood with pearloid rectangular blocks
Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
Nut Width: 1.68 inch
Neck Pickup: Swingbucker™ with Alnico V magnets
Bridge Pickup: Swingbucker™ Plus with Alnico V magnets
Controls: Two push/pull Tone controls allow you to change each pickup's output individually from parallel to series wiring
Bridge: 'Pinned' Tun-O-Matic Bridge with rosewood base and gold saddles
Tailpiece: Bigsby® B30
Tuners: Grover® 14:1 ratio
Colour: Wine Red (WR)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 7.3 lbs
Strings: D'Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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