1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)
1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)

1980's Epiphone Emperor (F) Archtop (Pre-owned)

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Here we have a lovely 1980's Epiphone Emperor built at the Matsumoku Company in Matsumoto Japan.  This full hollow body guitar is very similar to the Gibson L-5. If features a solid carved spruce top, maple back and sides,  3-piece maple neck with a 25.5" scale. 
In very good condition with no breaks, cracks or repairs.  A fair amount of deterioration to the gold plating on hardware, some small chips on the headstock and a few minor scratches.  Plays beautifully with a nice low action. 

These early 80's Japanese archtops are incredibly well built with meticulous attention to detail. With modern L-5s going for upwards of £10k, the Emperor is a bargain at a fifth of the price! 

 

Specifications:

Carved Solid Spruce Top
Maple Back and sides
17" x 3 1/4" Body
3-Piece Maple Neck
Ebony Fingerboard w/block inlays
7-Ply White/Black Body Binding
5-Ply White/Black Fingerboard Binding
1 11/16" Nut
Gold Plated Tone-O-Matic Bridge, Ebony base
2 x Humbucking Pickups
3 Position Toggle Switch
Frequensator Tailpiece
25 1/2" Scale Length

*No case

 

***PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL GUITAR IN STOCK***