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.
SPECIFICATIONSTopSelect SpruceBack and SideLaminated Flame TopScale24.75”Nut Width1.68”NutGraphtech® NuBone XL™Neck Jointmortise and tenonNeck Material3 pc laminated hard MapleNeck Shape1960s SlimTaper™ C-ProfileTruss RodAdjustableFingerboardRosewood with pearloid block inlaysTruss Rod Cover2-ply; (Black/White); "Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO" in WhiteFrets20 medium jumboFingerboard Radius12Binding Top5-ply (Ivory/Black)Back: 5-ply (Ivory/Black)Neck: 5-ply (Ivory/Black)Headstock: 5-ply (Ivory/Black)"F" Holes: 1-ply (Ivory/Black)Neck PickupEpiphone ProBucker-2™Bridge PickupEpiphone ProBucker-3™BridgeFloating Rosewood; Thumbwheel Adjustable heightTailpiece"Vintage "Scroll" TrapezePickguardBound "Tortoise" Pickguard with metal "E"Hardwarenickel (gold)Controls Bridge Volume with coil-splittingNeck Volume with coil-splitting3-way pickup selector (toggle) w/ivory toggleKnobsTop Hats with metal inserts (Volume/Tone)Machine HeadsGrover® Rotomatic™, 18:1 ratioStringsDiAddario® 10-46 gauge
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 McCann, 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.