Epiphone Emperor Swingster Electric Guitar
Explore the sounds of a hollowbody guitar! The Epiphone Emperor Swingster features a laminated maple body, SwingBucker pickups, and a Bigsby vibrato.
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Submitted February 27, 2022 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Swingster in FGMGB"
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this guitar finally arrived... it was well packed and in excellent condition. with the forest green metallic, gold hardware, inlays and the like... this is a true thing of beauty. the finish and over all looks are just jaw dropping. the build itself is quality and done well. the play ability was just ok out of the box. really bad fret buzz throughout the1st, 2nd. 3rd. effecting all strings at the 1st fret but mainly the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd strings. poor setup, or not at all.I took the guitar to a local guitar shop owned by a musician. he had to adjust the neck, bridge and saddle. with more tweaks here and there, he ran it through the paces, and it now sounds and plays like a decent hollow body. it has a real sweet tone and some fiery grunt. I have to admit that most guitars that I have bought online needed some work, so I wasn't surprised by this one either.all n all it's a very good guitar with a killer (maybe not for everybody) looks! lotta bang for the buck!
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Submitted March 26, 2022 by a customer from gmail.com
"Epiphone Emperor Swingster"
TO start with I'm a country Tele guy so I've had some adjusting to do playing a hollow body guitar. Great looks, love the green but, the orang sparkle piping is a little over board and inconsistent in it's color. You can't see it in the photos. The pickguard is to high and thick for my hybrid picking style. I removed it,, no offense it was ugly and the Epiphone emblem fell off the minute I touched it. I reattached the emblem in the lower bout which looks good IMHO. The set up was what I expected,, it needed some work which I was capable of doing. I really like the attached bridge which really facilitates tuning! I may have to file down several of the saddles due to strings popping out on the E ands B strings. The playability of the guitar is nice,, comfortable, which is a major plus on a wider body guitar. The push/pull pickups sound decent, no real need to buy some American made pups if you have a good amp. My one question is why did Epiphone put in Gretsch style pickups??? This is supposed to be a 50's rockabilly/jazz box not a Gretsch 6120. The gold hardware is cool looking and they work well. This guitar is just made for flat wound strings, my next investment which will take away some of the acoustic sound. I bought it to make some noise like Cliff Gallup. This guitar is right in there with the Asian Gretsch models, a tad thinner it looks to be than the full hollow body Gretsch. A plus in my opinion,, easier to play standing up.
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