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Epiphone Emperor Swingster Hollowbody In Forest Green Metallic

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Epiphone Emperor Swingster Hollowbody In Forest Green Metallic

The Epiphone Emperor Swingster injects twangy, vintage character into a classic design. Epiphone based the Emperor Swingster around the body and neck of the venerable Emperor-II (made famous by jazz master Joe Pass), added a dedicated pair of humbucking pickups, and installed a parallel/series wiring scheme that gives you a range of outstanding tones. From rich and smoky to defined and snappy, the Emperor Swingster makes a first-class musical companion for jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, and rock alike. This hollowbody electric guitar's Tune-o-matic bridge ensures rock-solid stability; a licensed Bigsby vibrato infuses your playing with vintage-tinged textures. And thanks to a multitude of eye-catching appointments, this instrument looks as amazing as it sounds.

SwingBucker pickups yield vintage-inflected twang

At the heart of the Swingster are Epiphone's SwingBucker pickups. Specially designed for the Emperor Swingster, these humbuckers offer excellent no-hum performance and feature classic Alnico V magnets, enamel wire, and overwound coils for the perfect combination of warmth, bite, and twang. The guitarists here at Haworths are completely enamored by the one-of-a-kind vintage-inflected twang that can be coaxed out of the Swingster. Once you plug in, it's hard to put it down!

Series/parallel switching, vintage-style vibrato

Two push-pull tone controls allow you to change each pickup's output individually from parallel to series wiring and create a palette of useful sounds. Go from warm humbucker tones to "quacky" single-coil-type sounds and everything in between. Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato — and the Epiphone Emperor Swingster is no exception! The Swingster includes a licensed Bigsby vibrato with an original-style wire handle as preferred by guitar legend Chet Atkins.

This Swingster brings the visual bling

Epiphone tops off the great-playing, awesome-sounding Emperor Swingster with visual flair. You get a multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl vine inlay, premium Grover tuners, and a multi-bound, 20-fret Indian laurel fingerboard with block inlays. If you're ready for a professional guitar with unique features and a killer price tag, swing into a new Emperor Swingster from Haworths today!


  • Based around the body and neck of the venerable Emperor-II
  • 2 SwingBucker pickups deliver the perfect blend of warmth, bite, and twang
  • Series/parallel wiring supplies a full palette of useful sounds
  • Licensed Bigsby vibrato with original-style wire handle creates vintage-tinged textures
  • Easy-playing 20-fret Indian laurel fingerboard with block inlays
  • Rock-solid Tune-o-matic bridge and premium Grover Rotomatic tuners
  • Eye-catching multi-bound headstock with the classic mother-of-pearl vine inlay


  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
  • Body Type Semi-hollowbody
  • Body Shape Emperor Swingster Singlecut
  • Body Material Maple
  • Body Finish Gloss
  • Color Forest Green Metallic
  • Neck Material Mahogany
  • Neck Shape Slim Taper
  • Radius 12"
  • Fingerboard Material Indian Laurel
  • Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Blocks
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Scale Length 24.724"
  • Nut Width 1.692"
  • Nut Material Graph Tech NuBone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-O-Matic Bridge with pinned Laurel base, Bigsby Vibrato Tailpiece
  • Tuners Grover Rotomatics 
  • Neck Pickup Epiphone SwingBucker Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup Epiphone SwingBucker Humbucker
  • Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone (push/pull series/parallel), 3-way toggle pickup switch