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The Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Archtop collection electric guitar is a legendary guitar from a legendary player. A Joe Pass signature of approval is reproduced on the tortoiseshell type pickguard. The Joe Pass Emperor II features a select spruce top, laminated maple back and sides and a set maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, all with precision binding. The neck profile is comfortable while the gold hardware, gold tailpiece, gold tuners and block inlays make this guitar a comfort to play and watch. Dual humbuckers deliver those rich, smokey tones from jazz to blues. The Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II provides the tone and the look that inspires jazz/blues musicians.
The main features of the Epiphone JOE PASS EMPEROR II include:
- Warm, smooth and silky affordable Archtop that delivers rich, smokey tones from jazz to blues
- Hollowbody design
- Select spruce top
- Laminated maple sides and back with binding
- 3-piece maple set neck
- Bound rosewood fingerboard
- Bound headstock
- Bound soundholes
- Gold hardware
- Abalone fingerboard block inlays
- Solid rosewood bridge
- 24.75 inch scale length
- 1.68 inch nut width
- Gold tailpiece
- Dual humbuckers
- Joe Pass signature reproduced on tortoiseshell type pickguard
Simon | Purchase date: 07 October 2012
This guitar really is a thing of beauty. Not just in looks but in playability and tone as well. The action is consistantly low on every fret which suits my style perfectly. I use this for home recording and play through a Digitech RP12 and Boss GT10. It is capable of producing some lovely warm tones for jazz and blues although 2 step bends can be awkward as the string tension won't allow this. The string spacing is less then a lot of other guitars i've played over the years but again if you like playing fast runs then this is all for the good. To get the main benefit from this guitar you will need to play it plugged in as acoustically it does sound a little bit tinny however once plugged in and the pick ups take over the tone is instantly transformed. It holds its tuning very well and the craftsmanship and gold hardware make this a real treat for the eyes as well as the ears.