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Epiphone Emperor Swingster - Orange

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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 NEW 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.

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 as preferred by the legendary, Chet Atkins. Then Epiphone adds a "pinned" tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch which is preferred when using a vibrato.

FEATURES
Top Material - Select Spruce
Back Material - Laminated Maple
Side Material - Laminated Maple
Neck Material - 3-pc Hard Maple
Neck Shape - SlimTaper
Neck Joint - Glued-In
Truss Rod - Adjustable
Scale Length - 24.75"
Fingerboard - Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Block inlays
Neck Pickup - SwingBucker
Bridge Pickup -SwingBucker Plus
Controls - Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Bridge Tone with push-pull series/parallel, Neck Tone with push-pull series/parallel, 3-way pickup selector (toggle)
Binding- Headstock - 5 ply, Neck - 5 ply, Body - 5 ply, F holes - 1 ply
Fingerboard Radius - 14"
Frets -20; medium-jumbo
Bridge -"Pinned" Rosewood base with roller saddle tune-o-matic,
Licensed Bigsby B30 Vibrato with wire handle
Nut Width - 1-11/16"
Hardware - Nickel
Machine Heads -Grover 16:1 ratio
Color -Sunrise Orange

Just love my Swingster1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I have had my Swingster for about two years by now, and I really love the sound and playability of this Guitar. The neck is perfect and fast. The pick ups are powerful withe a palette of different sounds. No need to look for any TV Jones replecements at all ...that`s my honest opinion. What I did was changing the saddle to a roller, in order to letting the strings run freely, whicj keeps the strings in perfect pitch. I did though put on 12/58 gauge strings - in order to prevent the deep E string from falling off the groove of the roller saddle. It works fine, and the thicker strings really gives the swingster a fine twang. This is a killer guitar for playing Rockabilly stuff, but really anything goes so well with this axe. it`s definitely a keeper. If stolen I would purchase a new one the day after for sure.
Posted by allan on May 29, 2017
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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
As a former guitar seller/maker/tech, I would say that this guitar is a good and better than many Gretsh guitars. The quality is top notch and the sound is all that the manufacturer claims. I rented this guitar for a recording session wanting a rockabilly sound and fell in love. I play it through an all tube Fender Pro Reverb and it has all of the sound I've been searching for for years. I switched out the knobs for chrome and added a B-Blender for some twang.
Posted by Scotty B on Mar 15, 2016
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
After a year I still love this guitar, so versatile, so many tones with the pull pots, my first Bigsby vibrato and its fantastic, stays in tune and you can really lean on it. For the price I would recommend to anyone from novice to journeyman. One thing to keep in mind is that the strings are heavy which makes them harder to bend but gives the killer tone.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2014
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This guitar is great. It has a good sounds and feels amazing when playing it. Its very fun and easy to play. The pick-ups aren't the greatest but the only real set back to this guitar is the saddle. The low E-string can pop out pretty easily. If buying this guitar I would recommend upgrading the saddle. Other than that this guitar is beautiful. Sounds great and feels even better. I would recommend buying it in Wine Red.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2013
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
It is just amazing all the sounds you can get with it. I love the finish all around the case, etc...I ot it for my 50th birthday from friends and my sweetheart.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2012
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Good guitar for value2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
I got this guitar for my graduation from High school, and I fell In love with it, as a Brian Setzer fan, I became biased towards Gretsch guitars, but this guitar changed my mind. The only (and I mean ONLY) complaint about this guitar, it has no master volume switch to control the volume for both pick-ups.
Posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012
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