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Epiphone Emperor Swingster - Wine Red

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SKU: # 317500
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ETSWWRCB

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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 Wine Red

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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
Like any other major purchase I researched this a great deal and then pulled the trigger. It arrived in only a few days and the out-of-the-box setup, fit, finish, and curb appeal, exceeded my expectations. It came with 11 gauge strings which I immediately switched out for 10's and then for SS flat-wound 10's which I love. I'm relatively new to electric guitars but my Swingster compliments my Les Paul and between the two I have the widest variety of tones I think I could ever want. Epiphone has knocked it out of the park again for quality and playability!
Posted by Greg on Mar 5, 2016
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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
This guitar is amazing. The sound quality feels like it is twice the value. It is a beautiful guitar that is very nice. An upgrade on the pick-ups would help. Recommend it 100%.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2013
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