Epiphone Emperor Swingster Archtop, Wine Red

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  • Pair Of SwingBucker Pickups For Warm Bite
  • Hollow Maple Body Delivers Bright, Airy Sustain
  • Spruce Top Provides Crisp, Dynamic Range
  • Twangy Maple Neck With Articulate Rosewood
  • Vintage, Wine Red Finish For Classic Appearance

Epiphone Emperor Swingster Archtop, Wine Red

The Epiphone Emperor Swingster Archtop, Wine Red 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 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 classic Wine Red finish 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 provides 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 an alter the output to either Parallel or Series for even more tones.

Combination Of Bright & Light 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 warm Wine Red 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
  • Vintage Wine Red 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