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  • tube amplifiers
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  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Emperador instruments and amplifiers were made in Japan for distribution in the USA from the mid to late 1960s. Emperador was one of the many brands associated with Jack Westheimer - who pioneered the use of OEM guitar factories in Japan and Korea.

Source: Emperador catalog 1969

Source: Vintage Guitar - Jack Westheimer (10 April 2017)

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