With the same body and neck as the Emperor-II made famous by Jazz master 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 NEW SwingBucker(tm) pickups and a series/parallel electronics switching package that outperforms all others in it's 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. Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato and the Swingster is no exception featuring a Bigsby Licensed B30 with original style "wire" handle as preferred by "Certified Guitar Player" and legend, Chet Atkins.
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 which is preferred when using a vibrato.
Topping it all off are Epiphone's trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl "vine" inlay, premium Grover(tm) tuners and a multi-bound, 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with block inlay. Gorgeous! And Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. If you're ready for a professional guitar with unique features and a killer price tag, swing into a new Emperor Swingster today. Can you dig it? Oh yeah!
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- Top material - Select Spruce
- Body material - Laminated Maple
- Neck material - 3 piece hard Maple
- Neck shape - Slim taper
- Neck joint - Glued in
- Truss rod - adjustable
- Scale length - 24.75"
- Fingerboard - Rosewood with mother-of-pearl block inlays
- Neck pickup - Swingbucker
- Bridge pickup - Swingbucker Plus
- Controls - Bridge and neck volumes, bridge and neck tones with push-pull series/parallel, 3-way pickup selector
- Binding - 5-ply
- Fingerboard radius - 14"
- Frets - 20, jumbo
- Bridge - 'Pinned' Rosewood base with roller saddle tune-o-matic, licensed Bigsby B30 vibrato with wire handle
- Nut width - 1-11/16"
- Hardware - Nickel
- Machine Heads - Grover 16:1 ratio