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Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar Pearl White

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The Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar that outclasses other hollow-body guitars in its price range! World famous for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar that outclasses other hollow-body guitars in its price range! World famous for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-body guitars, Epiphone conjures up some of its past with the Emperor Swingster. 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 twangin', rock-a-billy slingin', country flingin' machine! Case sold separately.

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 SwingBucker pickups and a sophisticated series/parallel electronic switching package. 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 "Certified Guitar Player" and legend, Chet Atkins.

Loads of Bling
Topping it all off are Epiphone's trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl "vine" inlay, premium gold Grover tuners and a multi-bound, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block inlays. And Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. If you're ready for a professional guitar with unique features and a killer price tag, swing into a Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale today.

Features
  • Single cutaway hollow body guitar
  • Select spruce top
  • Arched with hand-scalloped bracing and sound post
  • Laminated maple back & sides
  • 3-piece hard maple neck
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Slimtaper neck shape
  • Glued-in neck joint
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Sculpted rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlays
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • 5-ply binding on headstock, neck, and body
  • 1-ply binding on F holes
  • Swingbucker plus bridge pickup
  • Swingbucker neck pickup
  • Two volume controls
  • Two tone controls with push-pull series/parallel
  • 3-way pickup selector (toggle)
  • Pinnned Tune-O-Matic Bridge with rosewood base and gold saddles
  • Licensed Bigsby B30 vibrato tailpiece with wire handle
  • gold hardware
  • Grover tuners (16:1 ratio)
  • Pearl white finish
  • Epiphone limited Lifetime
  • Case sold separately
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If got stolen, I would indeed buy a new one the day after!!

By Alsendk

from Copenhagen Denmark

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • No cons from me at all

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

I simply love this guitar. I needed a hollow body guitar be course starting a Rockabilly band, so I looked around in music shops and tried several Gretch guitars - both the very expensive ones, and their cheaper series, and some Guild, and Gibson hollows too. Then my eyes caught this orange Swingster wonder, hanging next, and compared to all the other guitars I have just tried, this Epiphone Swingster felt so right. The neck has a marvelous C shape feel. The strings were perfectly close to the fretboard, which were perfect for my taste. I like it when there is almostly no curve in the middle, and this fretboard was perfectly straight...not bad for a guitar, right out of the box. The overall finish and craftsmanship is stunning....need to say that I bought the guitar, and here, after ½ a year I am getting more and more happy with my Orange guitar wonder. I have plyed several gigs by now, and I have come to use the point of feed back usefully on stage, and I love all the different sounds I can get from these wonderful sounding pickups. I mainly use my Vox AC15, or my eighties Vox v15, and only one pedal - a Carl Martin Repeat box. That`s all I need for playing. The rest of sounds is easily achieved through the diversity of possibilities from the Alnico 5 pickups. Surprisingly it is how well it stays in tune. the only modding I have done is to change the bridge for a rollerbridge...not that the old bridge did not stay in tune, but the saddle sliders had a sharp edge, that cut my hands when playing. And the I have replaced the knobs for four white chickenhead knobs, for better visibility of in which position they are, and it looks really cool. the knob of the 3 position shift switch has been changed also for a white, to make it perfect. I have recognized how much more sound that is coming out of the guitar now, when playing all acoustically, this really amazes me, and just shows that wood is a living material. I love my Swingster immensely :O)

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it ! I bought it at a sale price and would recommend it

By BBKing rests in heaven

from Lawrence, Kansas

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

    God Rest Chris Squire's soul. He was a great musician. So I have owned it a month or so and played it less often than I have other times when I have had more time. Making money hand over fist I have had to work hard so I haven't sat with the guitar through the last month as I normally would have sat with a guitar of any kind. Sold my strat to get the money for it and am glad I did. Feels and sounds great even not plugged in. The chet atkins whammy is great, better than regular bigsby I played when I was 14. Plays just like an acoustic should with low action. The particular problem I had at first was my finger picking was so hard on the guitar I would occasionally pull a string off the bridge and out of the ferral. I have since played lighter and knowing this can play softer and had it less often to seldom. The last week I haven't played been so busy and it seems like forever as I usually pick it up at least three times a week. Other than the string ferrals allowing the string to be pulled off the guitar this is well worth the money. Wish a case was more easy to find. Anyway I bought it on sale for under 500 and would buy it at 750. It is a great guitar. Fun the chet atkins bigsby is FUN. Wasn't sure if the string ferrals were going to be a problem but it works just fine. I just had to lighten up on my fingers plucking the strings knowing it had the limitation.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epic Epiphone Swingster

    By Rick

    from Memphis, Tn.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Tonal Swiss Army Knife
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • The Pickups Are Amazing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Plug It In Turn It Up
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

      fine adjustment to controls yield big results
      action was set on the money.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mind Blowing!

      By Scout

      from Austin

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

        Awesome guitar. Flawless craftsmanship as well as perfect sparkling tone. A little heavy for a full hollow body, but still weighs in the 7.6 pound range. I have owned many hi end guitars, this is as nice or nicer than most! I am very impressed with Epiphone.

        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        More then expected!

        By Bud PARKS

        from Garland, Texas

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

        Right out of the box the guitar was perfect, needing no adjusting other then initial tuning. Looks is over the top! Tone is right on and sustain lasts forever! I expected a good guitar, but this is so much more. Quality is as close to my Gibson Custom LP as you can get! I have six great electric guitars but I can't put this one down.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awesome, awesome, awesome!

        By mfranco1960

        from Ulysses, Ks

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar! I love playing rockabilly and country and this guitar is perfect for that!

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good but not Great

          By Art S

          from San Diego CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

              This guitar really looks cool! It plays nice,sounds nice and is set up decently right out of the box.
              The headstck is a tad heavy though and the fit and finish where the neck meets the body leaves a little bit to be desired on mine.
              All and all a good guitar for the price.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Built well and plays great!

              By Mr. Jack

              from Detroit Lakes, MN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Bigsby is very responsive
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Roller saddles are nice
              • Stays in tune well
              • The looks are fabulous

              Cons

              • Better w Gold pick guard
              • FRT board should be ebony
              • Pickups need to vary more

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

              I stained the fretboard black ebony which makes it even more beautiful that the rosewood which looked drab to me and took away some of the pizzaz and added a gold pickguard which enhanced the look even more. I sometimes get string buzz and have to roll the particular saddle under the string to get it to stop, but this is occassional and I can fix it quickly. I shouldn't have to mess with it though... hence only 4 stars.
              Overall, great guitar. I use it all the time in performance and recording. It stays suprisingly in tune better than many other guitars withn bigsbys which is a common issue and this bigsby is sensitive and easy to use.
              I love it. Great price!

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Kurbenguitar

              By Kurbenguitar

              from La Mirada, Ca.

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

              Great overall sound, look and quality. Just be gentle with her.
              Love the Bigsby, surprisingly ergonomic. Series, parallel switching on the pick-ups is not a big difference in the overall sound.
              The pearl finish is so classy, better than I expected, Gold sparkle bindings...very Falconesque.
              This guitar can't take agressive playing though, without knocking the strings from the saddles.
              It's a fraction of the price of the "White Falcon" that it is undoubtedly, patterned after.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Solid Guitar

              By JR-iXNnX

              from North Brunswick, N.J.

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Emperor Swingster Royale Electric Guitar:

              I would definitely recommend.
              Excellent tonal varieties with pickups (despite not being that hot), especially when using Series / Parallel switching.
              It seems like more care was taken with build and set up having come out of their Custom Shop in Indonesia (not always the case with Chinese builds).
              I got this for a great deal. I think it's still a good deal at regular pricing as well.

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