Ideal for swing, rockabilly, and jazz, the Emperor Swingster continues Epiphone's long history of producing some of the best hollowbodies around. Building on the older Emperor models, the Emperor Swingster employs dual SwingBucker (tm) double-coil pickups which add some high-end sizzle to the traditional warmth of a humbucker. Combined with the arch-back maple body, the Emperor Swingster strikes an exceptional balance between treble bite and mid-range warmth in a guitar stylish enough to stand in the largest jazz orchestras.
To achieve the distinct sound of the Emperor Swingster, Epiphone has developed the SwingBucker pickup to deliver outstanding tonal balance. These over-wound wonders add a bit brighter high-end to the smooth warmth of a traditional humbucker to give it that classic rockabilly edge. An added coil switching option makes it easy to engage either series and parallel pickup configurations whether going for a more full-bodied rhythm or a sharper single-coil solo tone. Rounding out its ample tone-crafting tool-kit, the Emperor Swingster sports a comfortable Bigsby-licensed B30 tremolo system which puts a full range vibrato in the palm of your hand.
- Stylish finishes and rockabilly flair with trapezoidal inlays on neck and vine inlay on headstock
- Laminated arch-backed maple body
- Hand-scalloped bracing on select spruce top
- Bigsby-licensed B30 tremolo system
- Series/parallel pickup switching for expanded tonal control
- Epiphone SwingBucker pickups -- full jazz tone with rockabilly sizzle
- Epiphone limited lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 customer service
With its unique pickups and classic tremolo arm, the Epiphone Emperor Swingster carries enough tone potential to satisfy a wide range of genres. All in a guitar with a snazzy style and vintage vibe, the Emperor Swingster is a truly unique hollowbody.
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- 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(TM)
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75 in.
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Block inlays
Bridge Pickup: SwingBucker(TM) Plus
Neck Pickup: SwingBucker(TM)
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Tone with push-pull series/parallel
- Neck Tone with push-pull series/parallel
- 3-way pickup selector (toggle)
- Headstock - 5 ply
- Neck - 5 ply
- Body - 5 ply
- F holes - 1 ply
Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.
Frets: 20; medium-jumbo
Bridge: "Pinned" Rosewood base with roller saddle tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Licensed Bigsby(TM) B30 Vibrato with wire handle
Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.
Machine Heads: Grover(TM) 16:1 ratio
Colors: Sunrise Orange (OR), Translucent Black (TB), Wine Red (WR)
Optional Hard Case: (940-EJUMBO) or E519, NOTE: Must remove Bigsby bar before storing in case
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Sunrise Orange
- Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
- Wine Red
- Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
please call the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Product DescriptionSwing Like a Pro with the Epiphone Swingster!
World famous for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-body guitars, Epiphone conjures up some of it's 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. At the heart of the guitar are Epiphone's 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.
But wait... there's MORE!
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.
Loads of Bling.
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 Emperor Swingster today. Can you dig it? Oh yeah!