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Epiphone Launches the new Emperor Swingster Hollow-body Guitar Designed for Musicians Who Appreciate Exceptional Playability and Effortless Style

United States
Nashville, Tennessee – October 12, 2009 — Leading guitar maker Epiphone is best known for making some of the best and most innovative hollow-body guitars such as the Casino, Sheraton and Riviera to name a few. Never one to question creativity, Epiphone has created a guitar which features the best of their classic and best loved models, introducing the Epiphone 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 rock-a-billy slinging, country flinging’ instrument at the same time retaining a modern and contemporary feel.

The Epiphone Emperor Swingster has what it takes to satisfy any professional’s demand for great one. The Epiphone Emperor Swingster features series/parallel switching controlled by two push/pull tone controls. This allows 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. Naturally all good swinging machines need 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. Epiphone spares no expense by adding a “pinned” tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch which is preferred when using a vibrato. Other professional features include a hand-scalloped arched spruce top combined with a laminated arched-back Flame Maple body and glued-in 3 piece Hard Maple neck. At the heart of the guitar are Epiphone’s new SwingBucker™ pickups. Specially designed for the Emperor 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.

Topping it all off are Epiphone’s trademark, multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl “vine” inlay, premium Grover(tm) tuners and a multi-bound, 20 fret Rosewood fingerboard with block inlay. The Epiphone Emperor Swingster comes in a variety of finishes such as Trans Black, Wine Red, Sunrise Orange and Natural finishes. Epiphone proudly stands by every guitar they make by supporting it with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. If you’re ready for a professional guitar with unique features and an attractive price tag, make sure to check out the new Emperor Swingster today.
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