Epiphone Emperor Swingster Archtop, Sunrise Orange

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  • Pair Of SwingBucker Pickups Deliver Warm Bite
  • Hollow Maple Body Provides Bright, Airy Sustain
  • Spruce Top Offers Crisp, Dynamic Range
  • Twangy Maple Neck With Articulate Rosewood
  • Vibrant Sunset Orange Finish For Classic Appearance

Epiphone Emperor Swingster Archtop, Sunrise Orange

The Epiphone Emperor Swingster Archtop, Sunrise Orange is an extremely versatile hollow-body guitar that delivers a range of classic sounds, perfect with Rockabilly and Jazz styles. The Emperor Swingster features a sonically pleasing combination of laminated maple back and sides, with a spruce top, to deliver bright, crisp and twangy tones. The Epiphone Swingster's bright tones are enhanced by a pair of SwingBucker pickups at the neck and bridge, by producing a range of sounds from subtle warmth to plenty of grind and bite. The Epiphone Emperor Swingster's neck is made from hard maple, and it is paired with a rosewood fingerboard which enhances the overall sound with soft and articulate warmth. Finally, the Emperor Swingster Archtop features a vibrant Sunset Orange finish and with a wire handle Bigsby and double F-hole body.

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Pair Of Rocking 'SwingBucker' Pickups

The Emperor Swingster is loaded with a pair of Epiphone Swingbucker pickups at the bridge and neck, which deliver plenty of sonic warmth without losing clarity. The SwingBuckers provide a versatile tone that works for a variety of different styles, and with the Push/Pull tone controls you can alter the output to either Parallel or Series for even more tones.

Combination Of Tonewoods

The Emperor Swingster delivers beautifully bright tones with its combination of lightweight tonewoods. The maple back and sides offer a well balanced sound with exceptional sustain, and a clear, cutting tone that has good projection. The maple is topped with spruce which enhances the tone with a broad dynamic range, as well as good clarity for an overall strong and punchy sound. The neck is also made from bright maple, and it is paired with a rosewood fingerboard which brings soft and warm articulation.

Vintage 'Rockabilly' Appointments

The Epiphone Emperor Swingster has a 'rockabilly' appearance, with its stand-out Sunset Orange finish the Swingster is sure to make a statement on stage. Other vintage appointments include two 'F' holes, a beautiful headstock inlay and the B30 Bigsby wire handle for the complete Rockabilly, Jazz, Country and Rock guitar.


  • Loaded with a pair of SwingBucker Pickups for warm yet biting tones
  • Equipped with push/pull tone controls for series/parallel switching
  • Hard maple neck offers bright, tight sound
  • Rosewood fingerboard provides warm, articulate tones
  • Twangy & snappy aminated maple back & sides
  • Spruce top enhances sound with crisp, dynamic range
  • Vibrant Sunset Orange finish to stand out on stage
  • Rockabilly appointments include two 'F' holes, 'Clipped Ear' headstock & wire handle B30 Bigsby
  • Archtop guitar for mellow, airy tone
  • Single cutaway allows easier access to higher frets



  • Body Material: Maple
  • Top Material: Spruce
  • Series: Emperor
  • Construction: Set Neck
  • Finish: Sunset Orange

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Headstock: Epiphone 'Clipped Ear'
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Pearloid Rectangular Blocks
  • Radius: 14"
  • Nut Width: 1.68"

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Swingbucker Plus With Alnico V Magnets
  • Neck Pickup: Swingbucker With Alnico V Magnets
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Controls: x2 Volume, x2 Tone (Push/Pull - Series/Parallel)
  • Tuners: Grover 14:1 Ratio
  • Strings: D'Addario 11, 14, 19 (wound) 30, 41, 52
  • Bridge: 'Pinned' Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby B30