Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body and Neck, Spruce Top, and Two Humbucking Pickups - White Royale
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Weight: 8lbs 2oz
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Twangy, Vintage CharacterThe Epiphone Emperor Swingster hollowbody electric guitar injects twangy vintage character into a classic design! Epiphone based the Emperor Swingster around the body and neck of the venerable Emperor-II (made famous by jazz master Joe Pass), added a dedicated pair of humbucking pickups, and installed a parallel/series wiring scheme that gives you a range of outstanding tones — from rich and smoky to defined and snappy! The roller bridge/vintage-style tremolo combo give you amazingly stable performance. And this guitar doesn't just sound amazing; you get plenty of eye-catching appointments onboard the Emperor Swingster!
Epiphone Emperor Swingster Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Specially designed pickups
At the heart of the Swingster are Epiphone's SwingBucker pickups. Specially designed for the Swingster, these humbuckers offer excellent 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, vintage-style trem
Two push/pull tone controls allow you to change each pickup's output individually from parallel to series wiring and create a palette of useful sounds. Go from warm humbucker tones to "quacky" single-coil type sounds and everything in-between. Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato — and the Swingster is no exception! The Swingster includes a Bigsby licensed B30 with original style "wire" handle as preferred by guitar legend Chet Atkins. A "pinned" tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles gives you smooth operation and accurate return to pitch when you use the trem.
This Swingster brings the visual bling
Epiphone tops off the great-playing, awesome-sounding Swingster with visual flair. You get a multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl "vine" inlay, premium Grover tuners, and a multi-bound, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlays. If you're ready for a professional guitar with unique features and a killer price tag, swing into a new Emperor Swingster today!
Epiphone Emperor Swingster Hollowbody Electric Guitar
The Epiphone Emperor Swingster lets you plug into retro-cool tones — with looks to match!
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Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
by Wyndell Ferguson from N TexasAbsolutly love the sound, tone, playability and looks of this guitar!
March 29, 2013
Best Guitar in the store
by Doc Roc from El PasoI went into my local guitar store to see if they had anything new and picked up the swingster that was on display. I didnt have any great expectations as many epiphones look great and play like doo do... read more [+]o but this box was a pleasant surprise. It has a nice acoustic sound, smooth action and a great bigsby. The roller bridge is stellar. I think I will put them on my other guitars. The push pull pots really do make a difference unlike other guitars I have tried. It's like having a turbo boost built in. I am going to grab one of these when I get home from my desert road trip. close [-]
February 1, 2013
Music Background: Pro
by THOMAS from TAMPA FLORIDAI 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... read more [+] 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 close [-]
December 25, 2012
Music Background: PROFESSIONAL 1960--1980----NOW PERSONAL RECORDING
EMPEROR SWINGSTER (WHITE ROYALE)
by HAROLD CONNELL from DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDAREC'D MINE IN AUGUST LAST YEAR ( IN WHITE) FROM ANOTHER VENDOR. IT HAD A BAD #2 FRET AND IN AN EFFORT TO MODIFY IT AS IT WAS BUZZING BADLY, I VOIDED THE WARRANTY. ALSO, SINCE IT WAS SHIPPED WITH TH... read more [+]E PICKGUARD NOT INSTALLED, THE VENDOR WOULD NOT TAKE IT BACK FOR EXCHANGE AS THE INSTALLATION BY ME OF THE PICKGUARD REPRESENTED AN UNACCEPTABLE MODIFICATION. (AN UNJUST LOOPHOLE IN MY VIEW). SOME LOCAL LUTHIERS DID THE NEEDED WORK AT A REASONABLE COST AND NOW IT PLAYS LIKE I AM USED TO.
April 1, 2013
Music Background: PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN (62 YEARS)
THE VISUAL ASPECTS ARE SPECTACULAR AND I HAVE RECEIVED MANY POSITIVE COMMENTS FROM MY PEERS ON THIS. I WOULD COMPARE IT TO THE GRETSCH WHITE FALCON (AT 1/4 THE COST) WHICH INCLUDES THE GOLD METALFLAKE BINDING ON THE HEADSTOCK, NECK AND BODY. I HAVE 7 DIFFERENT ELECTRICS AND THIS HAS BECOME MY STAR BOARDER.
THE ONE FLAW I HAVE FOUND IS THAT HEAVY FINGER PICKING RESULTS IN THE E-1ST STRING JUMPING OUT OF THE ROLLER SADDLE AT THE BRIDGE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE CONSUMER WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH WHICH WILL PROBABLY NECESSITATE A CHANGE IN PLAYING TECHNIQUE. I WILL PROBABLY END UP CHANGING OUT THE BRIDGE AT SOME POINT. IN THE MEANTIME, I CONSIDER THIS INSTRUMENT A WORTHY INVESTMENT close [-]
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