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Epiphone Emperor Swingster - W/Bigsby Wine Red

Swing Like a Pro with the Epiphone Swingster! A go-to for Rockabilly, Jazz and Rock, the Emperor Swingster is a great guitar with Epiphone SwingBucker pickups and a licensed vintage B30 Bigsby tailpiece.

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Regular Price: £649.00

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Epiphone Emperor Swingster - Wine Red

The Emperor Swingster 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!

Classic Construction with SwingBucker Pickups!
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.

Series/Parallel Switching
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 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.

Loads of Bling
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 favourite 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 for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch that is preferred when using a vibrato.

Epiphone Emperor Swingster Features:

  • Top Material: Select Spruce- Arched with hand-scalloped bracing and sound post
  • Back Material: Laminated Maple
  • Side Material: Laminated Maple
  • Neck Material: 3-pc Hard Maple
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Block inlays
  • Bridge Pickup: SwingBucker Plus
  • Neck Pickup: SwingBucker
  • Controls:
    • Bridge Volume
    • Neck Volume
    • Bridge Tone with push-pull series/parallel
    • Neck Tone with push-pull series/parallel
    • 3-way pickup selector (toggle)
  • Binding:
    • Headstock - 5 ply
    • Neck - 5 ply
    • Body - 5 ply
    • F holes - 1 ply
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
  • Bridge: "Pinned" Rosewood base with roller saddle tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Licensed Bigsby B30 Vibrato with wire handle
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover 16:1 ratio

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