Epiphone Uptown Kat ES Electric Guitar

Rock all night long with the Uptown Kat ES! This workhorse features an array of killer finishes and supercharged tone from a pair of ProBucker FB720 pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Epiphone ProBucker FB720 pickups Made to specs of original Firebird pickups
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Maple/poplar/maple laminate Crisp tone with lots of punch

The UpTown Kat ES Collection is the next generation of Epiphone's classic "Kat" archtop featuring a true ES style semi-hollowbody archtop with Epiphone ProBucker FB720 mini humbuckers, GraphTech nut, Ebony fingerboard, and Grover Rotomatic tuners.

New Kat in Town:

The UpTown Kat ES Collection is the next generation of Epiphone's critically acclaimed ES-style archtop featuring a 5-ply Maple & Poplar bent rims, pressed top and back with a Spruce center block and 5-ply white and black binding on the front and back. The Mahogany neck has an Ebony fingerboard with a rounded "C" profile, pearloid "block" inlays, a 24.75" scale length, 22 medium wide frets, 12" radius, and a 1.68" GraphTech nut. The headstock features Epiphone's historic "badge" logo used briefly in the early 60s and the orange f-hole label is also modeled after vintage Epi labels from the 60s.

Epiphone Mini-ProBucker FB720:

The Uptown Kat ES Collection is powered by the ProBucker FB720 pickups, the same mini-humbucker used in the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird and reconstructed to the original specifications of the Gibson Firebird pickups from the mid 60s. Accept no substitutes! The ProBucker FB720 has two Alnico II bar magnets used as blades in the coils along with a steel reflector plate to achieve the classic Firebird tone of the 60s. Because the DC resistance is around 7.85Kohm, the ProBucker FB720 mini humbucker provides a clean, bright output with incredible touch sensitivity and a warm low read more end compared to a standard mini humbuckers. Controls include gold speed knobs with volume control for each pickup, a master volume control, and a master tone control.

Epiphone Hardware:

All Uptown Kats features our legendary LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece along with Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio tuners for fast and accurate tuning.
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Body: 5-ply Maple/Poplar
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Slim Comfort "C" profile
Neck Joint: Glued-in set neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid block inlay
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 2-layer (black and white) with E
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Headstock: Sloped Dovewing with vintage Epiphone metal badge
Body Binding: 5 ply black and white
Fingerboard Binding: 1 layer white
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut Width: 1.68"
Hardware: Gold (nickel)
Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Mini-ProBucker FB720 pickups
Bridge Pickup: ProBucker FB720
Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone, Master Volume
Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle
Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Knobs: Gold "Top Hat" knobs
Strings: D'Addario 10-46
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Emerald Green Metallic
Shipping Weight: 10.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETUEEGMGH1
Ruby Red Metallic
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETUERUMGH1
Sapphire Blue Metallic
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETUESBMNH1
Topaz Gold Metallic
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETUETGMGH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted April 14, 2021 by a customer from theshepherdslight.org
"What a great guitar!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I had just purchased two of Epiphone's Inspired by Gibson ES-335's. And to complete my post-pandemic guitar fleet revamp I wanted to add something a bit different ... with a little more bite to cut through a mix. My Sapphire Blue Uptown Kat was just perfect. What a great blues and rock guitar. My ES-335's play effortlessly, but somehow the Uptown Kat is easier and faster to play. And the sound is unique yet complementary to the 335's. It is now the one I practice and play on. And it’s got the same Inspired by Gibson quality and build. And finally, Wow ... zZounds got it to me FAST! My second guitar from them ... and it won’t be my last. Great job zZounds!
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