Epiphone Emperor Swingster (Wine Red) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from N Texas
March 29, 2013
WONDERFUL!Absolutly love the sound, tone, playability and looks of this guitar!
from TAMPA FLORIDA
December 25, 2012Music Background:
PROFESSIONAL 1960--1980----NOW PERSONAL RECORDING
emperor swingsterI OWN AND PLAY DAILY---GRETSCH, GUILD, GIBSON, HAGSTROM AND DOZENS OF OTHER BRANDS-------THIS SWINGSTER IS JUST AS GOOD AND BETTER THAN MOST! SMOOTH, EVEN AT ALL NOTES! IT IS MY FAVORITE IN THE WAY IT PLAYS AND THE WAY IT IS IS DRESSED! FRET BOARD IS THE DEAD EVEN ALL THE WAY UP ,SAME WAY AS ALL MY GIBSONS! I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS---------------RETIRED , PLAY ALL DAY---------THIS IS AMONG THE BEST-----SWEETWATER SET UP, AND SERVICE IS HIGHLY RECOMENDED----and THE GUITAR IS PAR EXCELLENCE-------------------HAPPY FINGER PICKER THOMAS
from Lakleland, FL
January 27, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist (14 years)
Awesome InstrumentI was excited when I ordered the Swingster! I was blown away when it arrived. The craftsmanship was superb and the attention to detail was amazing. I plugged it in and feel in love with diversity of tones that can be found in the Swingster pickups. The push-pull tone select was a huge selling piont for me and they did not disappoint. For me it was between the Gretsch 5120 and the Swingster. The 5120 is a great guitar, but I'm glad I went with Swingster. This is a guitar that will NOT disappoint!
Greg Kosten (The Pi Thor Project)
March 4, 2010Music Background:
Recording Artist, Musician, Jazz-Rock Fusion
This Guitar is PhenomenalThank you Sweetwater for your excellent service!
This Guitar is Phenomenal.
A proper review should probably come about 1 year after owning this guitar – after all, guitars are like girlfriends, you never know what will happen until you work the relationship.
Due to the excitement of it all, I decided to write a preliminary review now and perhaps another next year.
For starters, I’m a veteran guitarist. Started off playing acoustic in 1969 (age nine) and have been at the guitar ever since. I advanced from the 70’s rock era of Pink Floyd, Zeppelin and YES and eventually moved into Metheny, Di Meola, De Lucia, McLaughlin and a host of others. I am clearly a Jazz-Rock Fusion guitarist and this new Swingster is a great match.
The guitar specs you can get off any Internet site. It has beautiful looks, decent pickups and a great sound.
Congratulations are in order for the Gibson/Epiphone people who created this Swingster concept in a Joe Pass style guitar. Many thanks!
Pickups / Swingbuckers:
Ever notice all those guitar reviews when someone mentions that they are going to replace the pickups? Not with this baby! If anyone plans to pull Swingbuckers out of this instrument, they should have the word “Nut Case” stamped on their forehead. I’m old school... responsive sound is how your fingers make love to the fretboard and swapping pups won’t solve tone inadequacy from in inexperienced musician.
This is a COMPLETE package.
Nice warm sparkle on the treble strings and the bass strings have a fantastic controlled growl. Very gutsy sound with nice compression. This is something you can't get from a solid body. No comparison.
The pickups cut right through the signal chain for incredible overdrive and harmonics. I can even get a warm controlled feedback and decent sustain. This axe has testosterone at level 10.
Push pull pots, decent pickups, fast neck, beautiful headstock, classy Bigsby (if ya need it) and a handsome color and finish. (Wine Red is gorgeous)
This is an "I'm all grown up now" guitar to say the least. A very robust and prominent instrument with a sense of maturity that is the overall feel.
Fantastic guitar for the price.