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Epiphone Swingster Royale - Pearl White

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Your Price: $949.00 CDN

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World famous for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-body guitars, Epiphone conjures up some of its past with the NEW Emperor Swingster Royale. 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 rock-a-billy/country machine!

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 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.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body - maple with maple Outer Veneer
Top - Select Spruce
Neck - Hard maple
Scale - 24.75
Headstock - Epiphone Clipped Ear
Neck Profile - 14
Fretboard - rosewood with pearloid rectangular blocks
Frets - 20 Medium Jumbo
Nut Width - 1.68
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 - Gold
Tuners - Gold Grover 14:1 ratio
Binding - Gold Sparkle on neck and body
Color - Pearl White

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I am pleased with my purchase. The negatives are minor and this guitar can cover a wide range of music. The pickups are versatile although the humbucker choice is louder. As a full hollow-body there can be feedback issues, but for blues, jazz, rockabilly and R&R there are great tones available. There are minor cosmetic negatives. It doesn't include the classy tortoise-shell pickguard the Joe Pass model does. The Bigsby casting had minor misses. The volume controls have no pointers and the labels are just glued to the body. Operational negatives are a short Bigsby arm; pretty but too wiggly. The volumes seem to have no treble bleed caps so turning down cuts treble a little; is this a bug or a feature? The jack on mine rotated when I removed the cable. The finish is lovely, the tuners nice and slow and there's intonation and set-up allowance to spare. A good value and a keeper.
Posted by Zave Shapiro on Jul 21, 2016
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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
If you want a beautiful looking guitar, you've got it. If you want a fantastic playing, and sounding guitar, it's that also. The best guitar I've ever owned. Well done, Epiphone.
Posted by Ivan Bida on Jun 16, 2015
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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
More awesome than I anticipated when I ordered it. Beautiful finish, very minor flaws no one would notice without being pointed out. Sound, and versatility first class. Easy to play, feels great. Highly recommended, for that price range.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2015
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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
This guitar is beautiful..I got the black pearl with chrome hardware..The guitar feels more like a Gretsch 6120 than a Epiphone but with a few minor quality flaws..had a few rattles from loose parts,the bigsby is abit noisey...but the guitar is a 10 in the sound department.
Posted by Darren on Feb 4, 2014
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Great guitar.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I recently got this guitar and have had about a week to play around with it, and I LOVE this guitar. It sounds so lovely unplugged and I really like the feature to switch in and out of a humbucking sound and a single-coil sound with a pull of the tone knob. The only flaw I noticed was a few over sprays and some mis-sprays on the white finish, but these are so minor that I had to scan the guitar for flaws. Overall, this guitar will definitely will be one my main guitars that I will play for the next few years.
Posted by Evan on Dec 9, 2013
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Great guitar is exactly as described. Sounds incredible!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
This guitar to me is well made and sounds great. With the swingbucker pickups it gives you a great range of incredible sounds and playability. It's not a guitar you can make huge bends on because the string will slip out of the roller at the bridge, but if your looking to make a full step bend it will work just fine. The visuals of the guitar are just beautiful. There are only super minor flaws that can be found under intense scrutiny, but nothing that effects the sound. I do wish they had made the fret marker dots on the side of the neck more visible. But after I got used to the feel of the guitar I hardly notice it. When I first plugged it in I had a problem with feedback. I figured out that the gain needs to be low so you don't get resonance. I like to play classic rock blues and pop, If you want a dark metal sound this is probably not the guitar for you, although I'm sure its possible in the right hands. Overall I'm very satisfied with the quality of this guitar.
Posted by Hobby guitarist. on Apr 10, 2013
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
its pretty good but not as good as i thought it would be according to the price
Posted by Jesus on Mar 22, 2013
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