Epiphone Emperor Swingster Electric Guitar

 
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SKU: EEMPSWINGSTAR

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Swing Like a Pro with the Epiphone Swingster!

The Emperor Swingster is Epiphone's dazzling go-to rockabilly, jazz and rock hollowbody classic. It 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.

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!

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 SwingsterT, 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.

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 favorite 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 with roller saddles for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch that is preferred when using a vibrato. Case not included.

Features:

  • Body: Maple with maple Outer Veneer
  • Top: Select Spruce
  • Neck: Hard maple
  • Scale: 24.75”
  • Headstock: Epiphone ‘Clipped Ear’
  • Neck Profile: 14”
  • Fretboard: Rosewood with pearloid rectangular blocks
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.68”
  • 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” Tuno-O-Matic Bridge with rosewood base and gold saddles
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B30
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuners: Grover 14:1 ratio
  • Case: Not included


Order your Epiphone Emperor Swingster from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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Emperor Swingster Electric Guitar

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.