SOLD - Epiphone Emperor Regent Archtop – Korea 2007
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From Epiphone –
“The Epiphone Emperor Regent Electric Guitar has a select spruce top, laminated maple body, 3-piece maple neck, and the distinctive Frequensator trapeze tailpiece that compensates for string length. This 25-1/2"-scale Epiphone beauty also includes an OBL floating mini-humbucker; body, neck, and head binding; rosewood fingerboard with wedge block abalone inlay; and gold hardware.”
Body Construction - Single cutaway
Body Shape - L5 S
Body Top Wood - Spruce
Body Type - Hollowbody
Body Wood - Maple
Binding - Multi-ply
Neck Construction - 3-piece neck
Neck Joint - Set neck
Neck Pickup Type - Floating OBL mini humbucker
Neck Wood - Maple
Number of Frets - 22
Pickguard - Yes
Bridge - Roller-Bridge
Controls – Volume, Tone
Fingerboard Material - Rosewood
Finish - Gloss
Fret Size - Classical
Fingerboard Inlays - Abalone Blocks
Hardware - Gold
String Nut - Synthetic Bone
Scale Length - 25-1/2"
The Emperor Regent hollow-body archtop model shares the same body dimensions as Gibson’s L5 and Epiphone’s Broadway and Zephyr Blues Deluxe models, being 17” across the lower bout, 21” long and 3” thick, as well as sharing the same scale length and other features.
The Serial number for this Emperor Regent is U0709xxxx, which indicates it was made in September 2007 and built in the Unsung facility in Korea.
It was bought new in 2007 and has been looked after very well by its meticulous owner. It presents with no dings, dents, scuffs or an apparent player wear. It has been set up nicely with a set of round wound strings and plays effortlessly in all registers.
All controls work quietly and well, the neck is super comfortable, intonation is good and this Emperor Regent has a rich and full acoustic sound which is nicely enhanced when plugged in to a good amp.
A nice bonus with this one is the included hard case, which is a high quality Epi J-200 Jumbo size acoustic case, which happens to also fit Epi’s Broadway archtop jazz guitar, and retails around AU$279.
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