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Body
Species
Select spruce, long the tonewood of choice for the world’s finest archtop guitars, is used for the top of the Emperor Swingster. Its back and sides are made from laminated maple, long preferred for its strength and tonal clarity in this application. Body Species
Available Finishes
The Emperor Swingster is available in Sunrise Orange, Translucent Black, or Wine Red. Translucent Black Translucent Black Sunrise Orange Sunrise Orange Wine Red Wine Red
Design
The Emperor Swingster follows with the timeless lines of several great Epiphone and Gibson archtop guitars, with a full-depth hollow body, gently arched top, and rounded Venetian cutaway. The support braces beneath its spruce top are hand-scolloped to enhance the soundboard’s resonance, and a sound post adds strength beneath the bridge. Body Design
Tonal Characteristics
The Emperor Swingster’s spruce top and maple back and sides work together to achieve great richness and depth, but with outstanding clarity and definition for a big-bodied archtop.