The Ltd. Ed. Emperor Swingster Blue Royale is truly the Emperor of the renown Royale Series and features incredible Silver Sparkle binding on the ne...Click To Read More About This Product
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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 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.
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Hollow body
Body material: Laminated
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Spruce
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: SlimTaper D
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Pearl block
Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: SwingBucker Plus
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Pinned rosewood with Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Bigsby B-30
Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatics
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Indonesia
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