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Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Electric Guitar

Keep the dance floor hopping with the Epiphone Emperor Swingster. This guitar is a great choice for blues, jazz, rockabilly, and of course, swing. (8) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Bigsby vibrato tailpiece Classic top-mount vibrato adds resonant mass
Epiphone SwingBucker pickups Slightly overwound for full jazz tone and sizzle
Fully hollow body Single tone chamber, resonant and alive sound
Hand-scalloped bracing Carved for maximum response; lightweight

Product Description

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.

Swinging Electronics

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.

Features:

- 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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- Body: Maples with maple Outer Veneer
- Top: Select Spruce
- Neck: Hard maple
- Scale: 24.75 in.
- Headstock: Epiphone 'Clipped Ear'
- Neck Profile: 14 in.
- Fretboard: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl rectangular blocks
- Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.68 in.
- 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
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

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!

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.

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 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.

Series/Parallel Switching

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.

Loads of Bling

Topping it all off are Epiphone's trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic pearloid "vine" inlay, premium Grover tuners and a multi-bound, 20 fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlay. Gorgeous!

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 that is preferred when using a vibrato.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (8 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"nice features, great, twangy tone "
Overall: Delivery went well. The setup was fine. Good intonation. The Swingster has a full tone, and it can sound almost as though you're playing a slide. It is distinctive in a good way. I have played it continuously. The bigsby is easy to use, the series/parallel switch feature lends versatility, the tuners are great. Epiphone did well, except for the nut, which is a shiny white, cheap plastic thing. Why did they do that, given the other fine features? I replaced it immediately with a bone nut. The pickups are fine, and I'm not replacing them. While it would be nice to have trestle bracing on the inside (lik a setzer gretsch), it is a fine, affordable option. I'm content with this guitar.
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Overall: This baby is just downright unbelievable.i was skeptical at first but so glad i went through with the purchase.Ive owned original 60's models gretsch's,ES series gibsons but really impressed by this guitar.If you play rockabilly or country it wont dissapoint. great job epiphone,these guys are really stepping things up
Style of Music: rockabilly,country ,swing,
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