Epiphone EM-1

Epiphone EM-1

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EM-1, Other Shape Guitar from Epiphone in the EM series.

4 user reviews
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Epiphone EM-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Model: EM-1
  • Series: EM
  • Category: Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 04/01/2007

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Epiphone EM-1 user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 4 reviews )
 1 user review25 %
 3 reviews75 %
Audiofanzine FR03/10/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Epiphone EM-1
(Originally written by Hirako/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Where was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France...)

I guess it was made in Korea, China or Indonesia. I don't know...

- How many frets, what kind of pickups and what pickups configuration?

Very fast and pleasant maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fingerboard.

Two Epiphone humbuckers that provide a fat sound. They sound good for blues and are not very versatile.

- What kind of bridge (Floyd Rose, Wilkinson....)?

Chrome tune-o-matic bridge, all hardware has a chrome finish.

Plastic nut (I will change it later), very reliable sealed lubricated machine heads.

- What about controls (volume, tone, pickup selector...)?

Volume and tone knobs, 3-way toggle switch. The typical Les Paul knobs look good.

- What kind of neck?

Bolt-on neck.


- Does the neck feel pleasant?

This neck is not so good as an Ibanez neck but it's still quite good and very fast.

- Is the access to upper frets easy?

The original shape of the body doesn't look nice but it allows a good access to the upper frets.

- Is the instrument ergonomic (body shaping, weight...)?

It weights 13 lb.

- Is it easy to get the right sound?...

Yes. It sounds good for AC/DC, blues stuff, heavy metal and other music styles.

You'll also get a good sound for vintage rock with the adequate amp settings.


- Do they fit your music style?

Yes. I play heavy metal, AC/DC, blues, punk, rock and the guitar sounds alright, but I'd say it's best for heavy metal, hard rock (AC/DC) and punk.

- Which amp(s) or effect(s) do you use with it?

I play with a VOX DA5.

- What kind of sounds do you get and which settings do you use ("crystal-clear", "fat", ...)?

- Which sounds do you prefer / hate?

I try every possible sound.


- How long have you been using it?

Two weeks . It's my first electric guitar. I also play acoustic guitar and I'm taking lessons since September 2008.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

I like the neck and the chrome hardware.

The guitar doesn't look that nice but it has a strong personality!

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

Yes, a Squier Bullet Strat, a Kramer Focus, an Ibanez GRG170DX (bad!!) and a GSA-60 (very bad!!).

- How would you rate its value for money?

Excellent value money. It's a guitar made out of real wood at a very low price.

Unlike more expensive agathis Ibanez GSA and plywood Squiers models.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Yes, of course! It's not expensive and it is made out of real wood.

I give it a good mark because of the excellent value for money.

nevermind's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EM-1
No ild the origin of manufacture
24 frets
2 humbucker and a single to center
probablemen Mahogany
and also a nice pink floyd


Personelmenje the handle is very pleasant has played the access to acute is fai san problle
its weight is still reasonable


Micro his original post trible the sound is not simpa May is same as a wonder pa pa May fau forget that this is an old gratt


I really like this gratt its shape is nice I like for bocou played dessu May micro spoil all
Jeff Willorun02/14/2008

Jeff Willorun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EM-1
He is the former MODEL EM1 made in Korea in the 90s (2 humbuckers, 1 single, vibrato type Strato US standard). Correct finish (light blue) and no more.

24 frets, it was for that I bought in store dstockage, 200 or about 1 / 3 of the true original price.
1 vol, 1 tone, 5-way switch type stato + 1 split, giving 9 DIFFERENT sound.
The neck is thin (too got my) hand and easily a.


Access in acute is no problem. The guitar is lgre and balance. The look is not bad either.


The sound is the 2nd reason for my purchase, it is worthy of Gibson, especially when playing on the neck pickup or just the environment. I bought this guitar to play slide (open from Mi) and your exact trs is good even if I only use 3 mic positions on the 9! plain or overdrive, the double octave neck is perfect for this usage.J 've removed the vibrato and fix the chavalet on a stainless steel plate, which adds sustain.Ceux of my recordings that cost me ask what is guitar, they often think it's a vintage 2500 Gibson!


I use it on for 2 scne ans.Elle is very well slide into but normal, the handle is too thin, there was nothing in his hands.

I probably do it again this election and I am wondering what to replace it if it ncessaire (for audio and 24 frets.

damiansdick's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EM-1
Made in China
Gloss Black Finish
Alder Wood Corp / Alder
Wood Neck Maple / Maple
Channel Vissbr /> Strings Tranversantes and Tune-o-Matic
24 Frets
2 x Humbucker 700T & 650R
1 x Volume & 1 x Tonalitbr /> 1 x Micro Slecteur
The rating reflects the price 88 Euro in Germany VPC


The handle is ultrathin, A Rgal for "Steve Weiss" in Grass
Although GLR out of the box but enjoyable Channel Trs Trs Trs Drout since the end

Ergonomics flawless Accs Lower Channel without the not care for a Heavy Subject
Flawless finish for the Glossy Black Enough Mine in Class Veritbr />
Form, we like it or not, I love Little Body Of Sympatoche
A pleasure to play final round Not bad at all a good little Pelle

But the pickups are a bit limited in its


For Sonoritbr />
That's what this little one Gte

I jou on 80/80 Marshall and Roland Micro Cube

The pickups are not Top They do the work but it's not good Ecstasy
Although still for 88 Euro in our German friends Is not Too angry

His Great Light Without personalis but "does the job
Satur its a little better but not Top

Empty Guitar Sounds good so I think with the True Mics
In the future it will be entitled to vouchers Micros and I'm sure will give a

If if it deserves my little EM-1



MICRO GFS Rating 7 / 10

Empty Guitar Sounds good so I told him to chang Micros

I told him Greff of GFS Bigmouth Power Pickup H 60 and H 61

I jou on 80/80 Marshall and Roland Micro Cube

And this changes the

Its battery with Clear Type EMG Fatigue Dixit the Luthier (there is no AIM)

His Satur Trs is nice for me jaime Mtal good saturation

Pickups are short change makes her a good shovel for Small Mtal Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Report Qualit Price not bad at all except Regarding Micros
An Epiphone Euro 88 Euro in Germany VPC are these Germans Fort

I wanted to find me a guitar "No Start", "No Tlquot," Not the Paul "at good prices
88 Euro and I say 'if it's a good Mert' is not too bad on the claim "

So I'm was offered for Nol 2008 REU in November 2008 (With A Epiphone Invader)
Ds Dballage, pleasant surprise, a scraper Belle, Belle Finish Epiphone Inlais Fort Joli

Branch she Honntement the job but lacks enough personality Micro Any
I have a lot of scratching of Good and Less Good

The Epiphone EM-1 is a good little Sympa scraper, light with a very easy Channel
One has the impression of not having enough to handle Drout But it is super fast

The exprience with what I would do without Hsitation Choice But we must change the pickups

When did this change the Guitoune However, it is well Defines the microphones replacement

The rating reflects the price 88 Euro in Germany J'insite VPC but it's cheap

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