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Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Blue Royale Electric Guitar Chicago Pearl

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The Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale is truly the Emperor of the renown Royale Series and features incredible Silver Sparkle binding on the neck, body, headstock, and archtop classic f-holes al... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale is truly the Emperor of the renown Royale Series and features incredible Silver Sparkle binding on the neck, body, headstock, and archtop classic f-holes along with a spectacular Chicago Blue Pearl color finish. It features sterling Epiphone pickups, superb electronics, and rock-solid hardware you've come to expect from Epiphone.

Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale
The Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale features a hand-scalloped arched select spruce top with a laminated arched-back maple body, a combination that produces the round beautiful tone that Epiphone archtops are known for. The glued-in hard maple neck has an easy-to-play SlimTaper-D profile and a 24.75 scale length. The rosewood fingerboard has a 12 radius with 20 medium jumbo frets and features pearloid Emperor-style block inlays.

The headstock has the revered Epiphone œclipped ear style profile with the same vintage vine inlay pattern seen on prized vintage Epiphone archtops from the '40s and '50s. The body, neck, and headstock feature Royale-style Silver Sparkle multi-layer binding while the Epiphone-style f-holes have single layer binding. The rare and spectacular Chicago Blue Pearl finish is topped with a Royale Metallic Silver pickguard (with the iconic late-'50s era "E" for Epiphone) to make the Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale one of the most beautiful archtops Epiphone has ever produced.

SwingBucker Pickups with Royale Series/Parallel Switching
At the heart of the Swingster are Epiphone's new SwingBucker pickups, which feature a series/parallel electronics-switching package that outperforms all others in its class. Specially designed for the Emperor Swingster, SwingBuckers offer no-hum performance and feature classic Alnico-V magnets, enamel wire, and over-wound coils for the perfect combination of warmth and bite.

Two push/pull Tone controls with black Top Hats knobs with metal inserts allow you to change each SwingBucker's output individually from parallel to series wiring, creating a wide palette of incredible sounds 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 B30 with original style "wire" handle, a favorite of archtop legends like Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.

Rock Solid Epiphone Hardware
The Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale comes with Epiphone's world-famous rock solid hardware including a "Pinned" Rosewood bridge with adjustable Tune-o-matic bridge for superb intonation and a rock-and-roll classic Bigsby B30 Vibrato tailpiece with wire arm. Tuning is fast and reliable with legendary Grover Rotomatics machine heads with a pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio and the Blue Royale Swingster is tuned up at the factory with renown D'Addario strings (10-46). Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Hollow body
  • Body material: Laminated
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Spruce
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: SwingBucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: SwingBucker Plus
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Pinned rosewood with Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B-30
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatics
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Emperor Swingster Blue Royale Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Real Beauty

By Jerry

from Richmond, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None at this time

Best Uses

  • Anything

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

Sound is great. SwingBuckers are sweet and tone is full range. Sounds good unplugged as well (but obviously not an acoustic loudness). Intonation was right on out of the box. It was even very close to being in tune. Tremolo is effective and doesn't detune as I use it (as a tremolo). Now for the best part: This thing is BEAUTIFUL!!!! (yes, I'm screaming) The shade of blue with flecks and the binding are gorgeous. Inlays on fretboard and headstock are exceptional also. Quickly became my axe.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this guitar

By N/A

from San Marcos, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Binding color not, "silver"

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

    After a proper set up (with new strings); feels great and sounds terrific. I put 11s on and with the extra knob switches this thing had incredible range. I was thinking of getting a Gretsch 5420 for a long time, but this guitar feels and sounds better to me. My only issue is I thought the binding had silver flecks. It does, but I was surprised that the material it's encased in is gold/yellow instead of clear. Nothing is perfect, I'm keeping it!

    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Playing

    By Pvt. Daniel Mallett 2nd NYSM/82nd NYSVI

    from BROOKLYN NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Blue Royale Electric Guitar:

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