Epiphone Emperor Semi-Acoustic (Pre-Owned)

Sale price £500.00 Regular price £699.00

For over 80 years, Epiphone archtops have been the first-call for musicians looking for timeless sound and classic style in one guitar. During swing's golden age in the 1930s, New York City was the music capitol of the world and it was also the capitol of the archtop guitar world, too. Artisan luthiers and old world craftsmen were plentiful and many instruments from that era are now serious collector's items, including classic Epiphone designs like the Emperor Regent, De Luxe, and Olympia. But while most New York City’s archtop builders retired from the business or ran for cover when rock and roll hit, Epiphone never stopped refining the classic designs that made Epi Stathopoulo the king of archtop manufacturers. Epi was determined to make distinguished and great sounding archtops with quality materials that were affordable to working musicians. He insisted that a great guitar belonged on stage, not on a wall in a glass case. So, Epi’s Epiphone showroom on West 14th Street in Lower Manhattan put the leading guitarists of the day like Les Paul and George Van Eps in the shop window to show the world that an Epiphone was an affordable work of art.

Epiphone's timeless Emperor Regent still sets the standard for jumbo jazz boxes and is still one of the largest, measuring 17" across the lower bout for unmatched full-range, big jazz tone. Like its famous sister the Epiphone Broadway, the Emperor Regent is a direct descendent from Epiphone’s early archtop days and the "war" between then-fierce-rival Gibson and the Stathopoulo brothers.

This Epiphone Emperor Semi Acoustic is Pre-Owned but is in near mint condition.

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At Modern Music we believe that when a customer first tries an instrument, it should feel and play to its optimum potential. Because of this, every Instrument and Drum Kit we have for sale at Modern Music has been fully checked over and adjusted if needed, insuring our customers always have the best first impression from their chosen instrument.

We also offer a free complete guitar set up with any Guitar purchased from us, this is so we insure the instrument can be adjusted to suit all styles and preferences. This free set up lasts within the twelve-month warranty period from the date the Guitar is purchased. Every Drum Kit is also fully assembled and expertly tuned at no extra charge by Dave who runs our Drum Department.

We also test every item of electronic equipment in store, to guarantee they are in good working order. All customers are able view or demo any item in store before purchase.