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Rating and Reviews: Epiphone Emperor Swing

Keep the dance floor hopping with the Epiphone Emperor Swingster. This guitar is a great choice for blues, jazz, rockabilly, and of course, swing.

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"nice features, great, twangy tone " submitted April 13, 2014

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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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"Lookout Gretsch" submitted July 7, 2014

By Oscar W in Okeechobee, FL
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Musical Background: 20+ years,professional
Music Style: rockabilly,country ,swing,
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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
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"Epiphone Emperor Swingster" submitted October 7, 2014

By Richard F in Baytown, TX
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Musical Background: 25+ years
Music Style: anything that sounds good.
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Overall: I was super excited to get this guitar. Once it got here I was a bit disappointed though. Not in zZounds, they were amazing as always, but in the instrument itself. When I unboxed it the input jack had come unscrewed and had fallen inside the guitar. After fishing for a few minutes I was able to get it back on. Then the very next day I started playing and the input nut fell off again. Then the Bigsby arm came loose and I had to change strings to get it back on. The case that goes with it (according to Epiphone) doesn't work so well. It seems to put pressure on one side of the Bigsby bridge (no matter how you set the swing arm). Then after trying to set up the neck and string height I found out that the nut slot for the D string was cut too deep and the nut would have to be replaced to fix it. I give this guitar a bad review but not zZounds. They were super fast on getting the situation handled. One good thing about this guitar is the tone, it screams and works very well with effect pedals.
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"Love It!" submitted August 20, 2012

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Overall: zZounds was great to deal with. The the website is easy to find what you're looking for.
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"I was scared of hollow bodies....not any more!" submitted March 16, 2014

By Jason Z in Seattle, WA
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Musical Background: 20+ years, Guitar, homer
Music Style: Rockabilly-American Metal-HipHop-Country
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Overall: This thing feels great, looks great, sounds great....I LOVE IT! Plugged in, it's a machine capable of any genre...unplugged is a treat when it's late at night and the kiddos are asleep where my Ovation was too loud. I had a custom Epi LP when I was a kid and this thing took me back in time, the neck felt exactly the way my old guitar felt 20+ years ago!
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