Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II (Vintage Sunburst)Item ID: ETE2VSGH
Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Bidy, Spruce Top, Trapeze Tailpiece, Gold Hardware and Two Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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To Play This Hollowbody Is to Love itThe Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II hollowbody electric guitar is a fitting tribute to the "president of bebop guitar." The jazz great collaborated with Epiphone on the design of his signature model, and the result is nothing short of a revelation if you're a guitarist who came up playing solidbody guitars. The Joe Pass Emperor II sports dual gold-covered humbuckers that serve up a huge range of tone, from mellow to sizzling. And with its premium appointments and gold hardware, this axe has serious good looks to compliment its great tone. If you're ready to branch out as a guitarist, look into the Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II hollowbody. It's a fabulous bargain.
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
The expected Jazz tones - and much more
Of course you don't have to coax to hard to get jazzy tones out of the Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II hollowbody electric guitar. But don't let this axe's mild-mannered visuals fool you - there's an entire tone engine under the hood. The two gold-covered humbuckers are just waiting to show you what they can do. dial up thick and saucy chord voicings from the neck pup, then lean into the bridge humbucker for searing lead tones. It's all there...
Stunning good looks; amazing affordability
With its understated good looks, you might mistake the Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II for a guitar that costs thousands. Happily, you'd be mistaken. From its bound fingerboard and pearloid block inlays to its mock tortoise pickguard and gold hardware, the Joe Pass Emperor II exudes an understated elegance. But his axe only looks (and sounds) expensive. It's actually amazingly affordable.
Since Epiphone's founding in 1873, they've produced innumerous iconic instruments. From long before the the British Invasion of the early 1960's, to metal, punk, thrash, grunge, and what have you, the Epi logo has stood for quality and value. Epiphone backs up their products with their Limited Lifetime Warranty and parent company Gibson's 24/7/365 day customer service, so you can rest assured that your Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II hollowbody electric guitar will give you a lifetime of tasty tone and playing enjoyment.
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The Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II - to play it is to love it!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 13 reviews
A Jazz Guitar So Good, I bought 2 of them.
by DJ from Seattle, WA AreaI have a 1994 Natural Finish JP-II and a 2005 Heritage Cherry Sunburst JP-II Model, Both are Korean made by Samick, and are Excellent. I am using D'Addario Chrome 11 Flatwounds and Have Upgraded the P... read more [+]ickups to Gibson 490T/490R Gold Humbuckers in the 2005 model, and have installed Gibson 57 Classic and 57 Classic Plus Gold Pickups in the 1994 Version. Both are Truly Excellent Guitars, the 94' Natural Model is Mellower sounding, with Beautiful Full jazz tones and an Nice Smooth easy playing Neck. The 2005 Version has a slightly brighter and more lively sound with the 490 series pickups, and has an even faster neck, with slightly better acoustic sustain. The newer 2005 version is overall, an improved Model. I played it back to back with an Vintage ES-165, and my JP-II Played Better, Sounded Better, and didn't have feedback issues!! close [-]
May 4, 2013
Music Background: Playing since 65' Produce TV Commercial Music tracks
by Dave Belaire from Brooklyn, MichiganThe Emperor II has been a wish-come-true for me. The guitar is more attractive in person than I thought it would be! It plays VERY well, too. The 'jazz box' design and quality is nothing short of amaz... read more [+]ing, especially when you factor in the price point of this guitar. I had considered saving up for a Gibson like the ES-175, but the cost was way too high for me. The Emperor II appears to have the same build quality, although I know that the electronics aren't as good. But that can be taken care of if I decide to upgrade them. Still, as it stands I have NO plans to do anything but enjoy playing this and leaving it completely stock. close [-]
February 11, 2013
Music Background: Recording Tech/Former Pro Player
A GREAT INSTRUMENT IN EVERY WAY !!
by Joe Starr from New YorkI purchased the Epiphone Emporer II two years ago. I arrange and play the old standards [Jimmy VanHeusen, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, etc.] both amplified and without the amp. This guitar sounds warm ... read more [+]and beautiful both electronically and acoustically !!
February 22, 2012
Music Background: Juilliard graduate [piano and composition major]. Retired High School music teacher. Professional accompanist and arranger.
It is positively the very best guitar purchase that I've made!! close [-]
Yes its a great guitar
by Marcus from BaltimoreI thought this guitar deserved better than a 3. Its a six hundred dollar guitar, I'm not going to compare it to an 8000 dollar Gibson, or guild USA. Believe me, NOTHING else in this price range will... read more [+] come anywhere near the Emperor 2. Its a pro grade instrument. I love Gibson Guitars and while I'm no expert on semi Hollow bodies this axe has definately got the Gibson Neck. Not all Epiphones do, not even the pricier ones, but this one does. The joinery is high quality and the hand work is there, Unlike Cheapy guitars which to me have a feeling as if they were never touched by human hands, much less skilled hands, but this one has got the feel.These kinds of large arch tops are what are known as "Jazz Boxes" and this one is done in the grand old Epiphone style. I have a feeling this guitar could also handle some hot electric blues or heavy 70's rock. Im going to give it a work out on my Marshall JMP Mk2 and find out. close [-]
February 2, 2010
Music Background: Lifelong Hack
Epiphone Emperor 2 Guitar
by from CaliforniaGreat guitar and i dig the fact you guys check the guitar out to make sure it will arrive in playing condition is cool.Also your added warranty and customer follow up is great.I would defintly order a... read more [+]gain from sweetwater!
January 4, 2013
Music Background: Beginer guitarist/drummer
Good price as well. close [-]
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II (Vintage Sunburst)
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