|Comments||Epiphone archtops are among the most popular, in both vintage and new production. Gibson purchased Epiphone in 1957 and production moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan from Philadelphia (after having been located in New York for decades). In the early 1970’s, Gibson started moving Epiphone production offshore, initially to Japan. Now, Epiphones are mostly made in Korea and China, with higher-end production in the USA. The offshore production is of high quality, and allows affordable access to proven designs. This 2006 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II is in great shape. The compact body is comfortable yet full-sounding, and the hardware is of good quality. It’s had so little use that the foam shipping strip is still under the bridge!|
|Serial Number||U06120177, built during 2006 at Unsung, Korea.|
|Pricing||$550.00 CAD with case. NO LONGER AVAILABLE|
|Neck||Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, faux mother of pearl block markers, Epiphone logo and vine inlay on headstock. “Joe Pass” truss rod cover. 1.68 inch nut width.|
|Frets||No appreciable wear.|
|Body||Arched hollow body with Spruce top, Maple laminate back and sides. Bound F-holes.|
|Finish||Gloss poly finush in excellent condtion.|
|Hardware/electronics||All original. Gold grover roto-matic tuners, trapeze tailpiece, two humbucking pickups. Pickup selector, individual volume and tone controls. Bound, faux tortoise pickguard with raised Epiphone E logo and Joe Pass signature. Ebony bridge.|
|Case||Hardshell case included.|
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