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This Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass plays and sound great. These guitars are a great way to get started with an electric archtop "jazz" guitar or make for a great gigging guitar for someone who would rather not take out their vintage Gibson. As they usually do, Samick did a great job with making an absolutely fantastic player. The condition is very good with little playwear, and just one very small impression on the back of the neck.


The guitar comes with the original hardshell case.


Ships free in the continental United States. We also ship worldwide. Please contact us for international rates.


Specs below:



Laminated Maple body

Select Spruce top

16" body width

Weight - 6.9 pounds


Set 3-piece Maple neck with SlimTaper "C" profile

Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays

Clipped-ear headstock with Vine inlay

2-ply truss rod cover with "Joe Pass" inscription

12" fingerboard radius

24.75" scale

1.68" nut width


5-ply pickguard, body & headstock

7-ply neck

Single-ply f-hole


Two Alnico Classic humbucker pickups

2 Vol. 2 Tone controls

3-way selector switch on upper bass bout


Gold hardware

Adjustable rosewood bridge with rosewood base

Ornate trapeze tailpiece (Byrdland style)

16:1 ratio Grover die-cast tuners

Simulated tortoise shell pickguard with "Joe Pass" signature

Gold tophat knobs



SOLD - Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass - Natural - Samick MIK Build

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