The new Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO honors the President of Bebop Guitar and one of the most prolific and groundbreaking electric guitarists in the history of jazz. The Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO is a true archtop guitar with classic bracing and features Epiphone’s critically acclaimed new ProBucker pickups with coil-splitting plus the new Graphtech NuBone XL nut. And now available in a beautiful new Wine Red color finish.
During his long career, Joe Pass's advanced harmonic knowledge and seemingly endless well of melodic ideas made him the premier accompanist for the top singers and soloists in the world of jazz including Les McCaan, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Milt Jackson. The new Joe Pass Emperor II PRO is a fitting tribute to Joe, who was a great inspiration and friend to Epiphone and guitarists throughout the world.
The Joe Pass Emperor II is slightly smaller than our historic archtops but bears many of the same, distinctive features of the Broadway model including a select Spruce top and maple body. The 24.75” scale hand-set maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard with beautiful mother of pearl block inlays topped off by the legendary Epiphone “tree of life” design which is further set off by Grover® 16:1 ratio gold tuners and a signature “Joe Pass” truss rod cover.
Vintage Jazz Tone
The ‘50s vintage style controls are spaced slightly farther apart than on our other archtop models and many players prefer the wider spacing. Per Joe’s request, the Emperor II is voiced by two Alnico Classic™ humbuckers that give the guitar an endless variety of colors and shades. The gold covered humbuckers are set off by a tortoise shell style pickguard with historic metal “E.”
Historic Style Hardware Built to Last
One of the most eye-catching features of the Joe Pass Emperor II is the gold vintage style scroll tailpiece along with a floating rosewood bridge. The Joe Pass Emperor II sounds great unplugged and at low volume and players who strive for horn like tones or who are searching to develop their own personal touch will find the Joe Pass Emperor II to be the perfect instrument.
Neck: Maple, SlipTaper™ “C” profile
Nut width: 1.68”
Fretboard: Rosewood with pearloid block inlays and “Joe Pass” signature truss rod cover.
Pickups: Alnico Classic™ Humbuckers
Pickguard: Tortoise shell style with metal “E”
Controls: 1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1-bridge volume, 1-bridge tone
Bridge: Floating rosewood bridge
Tailpiece: Vintage style gold scroll trapeze
Machine Heads: Grover® 16:1 ratio
Color: Natural (NA)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 7.0 lbs
Strings: D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.