Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II VS
Joe Pass was known as the “president of bebop guitar.” Raised near Jamestown, Pennsylvania, as a teenager Joe headed for New York City where his inventive, fluid lines, advanced harmonic knowledge, and seemingly endless well of melodic ideas were immediately recognized. Perhaps Pass’ best work was for Norman Granz’ Pablo label, based in Los Angeles. During his career, Joe recorded with a Who’s Who of jazz greats including Les McCaan, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Milt Jackson.
We’re very proud that Joe welcomed the opportunity to have his own Epiphone model and his Joe Pass Emperor II is a stunning guitar and a fitting tribute to a player who was a great teacher and a great inspiration to players around the world.
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II VS Specificaties
Top Material: Select Spruce, Arched with Hand-Scalloped Bracing and Sound Post
Back Material: Laminated Flame Maple
Side Material: Laminated Flame Maple
Binding: Top: 5-Ply (Ivory/Black), Back: 5-Ply (Ivory/Black), Neck: 5-Ply (Ivory/Black), Headstock: 5-Ply (Ivory/Black), "F" Holes: 1-Ply (Ivory/Black)
Color: Vintage Sunburst
Neck Material: 3-pc Laminated Hard Maple
Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper, C-Profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with Pearloid Block Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 20, Medium-Jumbo
Nut: Graphtech NuBone XL
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Humbuckers
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic Humbuckers
Controls: Bridge Volume with Coil-Tapping, Neck Volume with Coil-Tapping, Bridge Tone, Neck Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector (toggle), Ivory Toggle Cap
Bridge: Floating Rosewood, Thumbwheel Adjustable Height
Tailpiece: "Vintage Scroll" Trapeze
Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic, 18:1 Ratio
Pickguard: Bound "Tortoise" Pickguard with Metal "E"
Truss Rod Cover: 2-Ply (Black/White), "Joe Pass" in White
Knobs: Vintage-style Gold with metal inserts, and with pointers (Volume/Tone)
Strings: D'Addario 10-46 Guage
Options: Hard Case