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Classic Construction with SwingBucker Pickups! With it’s hand-scalloped arched Spruce top combined with a laminated arched-back Maple body and glued-in 3-piece Hard Maple neck, the Swingster has what it takes to satisfy any professional’s demand for great tone.
At the heart of the guitar are Epiphone’s NEW SwingBucker(tm) pickups and a series/parallel electronics switching package that outperforms all others in it’s class. Specially designed for the Swingster, the humbuckers offer no hum performance and feature classic Alnico-V magnets, enamel wire and over-wound coils for the perfect combination of warmth and bite. Series/Parallel Switching. Two push/pull Tone controls allow you to change each pickup’s output individually from parallel to series wiring creating a palette of useful sounds to tap into ranging from warm humbuckers to “quacky” single-coil type sounds and everything in-between. Of course, any swinging machine needs a vibrato and the Swingster is no exception featuring a Bigsby Licensed B30 with original style “wire” handle as preferred by the legendary, Chet Atkins.
Then Epiphone adds a “pinned” tune-o-matic bridge with roller saddles for smooth operation and accurate return to pitch which is preferred when using a vibrato. FEATURES Top Material – Select Spruce Back Material – Laminated Maple Side Material – Laminated Maple Neck Material – 3-pc Hard Maple Neck Shape – SlimTaper Neck Joint – Glued-In Truss Rod – Adjustable Scale Length – 24.75″ Fingerboard – Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Block inlays Neck Pickup – SwingBucker Bridge Pickup -SwingBucker Plus Controls – Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Bridge Tone with push-pull series/parallel, Neck Tone with push-pull series/parallel, 3-way pickup selector (toggle) Binding- Headstock – 5 ply, Neck – 5 ply, Body – 5 ply, F holes – 1 ply Fingerboard Radius – 14″ Frets -20; medium-jumbo Bridge -“Pinned” Rosewood base with roller saddle tune-o-matic, Licensed Bigsby B30 Vibrato with wire handle Nut Width – 1-11/16″ Hardware – Nickel Machine Heads -Grover 16:1 ratio Color -Sunrise Orange