Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
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Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

Joe Pass Emperor II, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Epiphone in the Emperor series.

ChalotMartin 11/02/2013

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II : ChalotMartin's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
Guitar made in Korea, bought there by the previous owner in 1992.
Channel 20 frets, which are now a bit worn (a bit too much for only 20 games)
It is thinner than on many other Archtops!
Two pretty standard humbuckers, I plan to change one day ...
The rest is the standard selectors has 3 positions and 2volumes / 2 tones.

UTILIZATION

Handle very nice, access to acute is average, but not all need the latest notes when playing jazz! (Although you can play other things)

Very light guitar, I love AC and its overall size

I'm not a great amp (roland cube 30x) but the "clean" channel and pushing a little treble button was a very nice sound to play melodies.

For support, switch to the middle or top, both agree very well!
The acoustic on the other hand is only used when no amp at hand. Anyway the sound is not catastrophic.

SOUNDS

It is therefore perfectly to jazz on a roland JC50 ca makes very good!
The sound is fat enough with the neck pickup, but ar example you can put very little volume and play almost in behind the microphone with acoustic: ca makes fine grids to play!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 2007, so it's been 6 years (already!) And I'm just beginning to get tired (in sound)
I could compare with other guitars: those that sound better are more dear. Very good quality / price ratio so.

Wood, especially the back, is beautiful: beautiful well developed by the sunburst on my model that takes on a beautiful orange (which they gave me compliments neaucoup) veins
The gold plating is unfortunately gone because I have not taken care of (too much exposure to cold)
The famous "vine inlay" is beautiful and the finish is good.

I recommend this guitar to any beginner in jazz! She brought me a lot!