Here is a rare opportunity to own one of the largest guitars ever made! The legendary Emperor was Epiphone's flagship guitar. Constructed from the finest materials by Epiphone's best craftsman, the Emperor's huge 18 1/2" lower bout earned it a reputation as a "Super 400 Killer." The expanded body size was the largest of any production guitar. Its voluminous sound box met the demands of swing era rhythm players who were continually looking for increased volume and tonal range.
The sound of this instrument ranks among the best acoustic archtops in the world. It features a warm but "tight" bass register which adds bottom without being overly dark or muddy which is so critical for clean rhythm work. The high end is quite brilliant with some nice roundness for fat sounding single note passages. The sparkly highs are supported with some thick but focused mids. One of the most notable features is the "open" sounding natural reverb the guitar has. This characteristic is particularly nice when playing solo chord melody pieces which can sound lifeless on drier sounding guitars.
The condition of this instrument is excellent. The expression "closet guitar" comes to mind as the instrument shows almost no signs of use over it's long life. Other than some light scratches and small dings, the guitar is very "newish" in appearance. One tuning button and the pickguard were replaced with accurate reproductions. Otherwise, the guitar is entirely original.
The original case is included. It is in good condition. The handle was replaced.
A vintage DeArmond FHC Guitar Mic is included (500 dollar value).
Serial #: 60918
Body size at lower bout:18.5" Scale length: 25.5" Nut width: 1 11/16"'
Flamed Maple Back and Sides
Epsilon logo 16X1 tuners
Adjustable Rosewood Bridge
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