EPIPHONE Emperor Cutaway

  • Epiphone Emperor Cutaway acoustic guitar
    Epiphone Emperor Cutaway
  • Epiphone Emperor Cutaway acoustic guitar
    Epiphone Emperor Cutaway


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1953 to 1957

EPIPHONE re-labeled their Emperor Regent acoustic archtop as the Emperor Cutaway in 1953, although these cutaway Emperors had been around since 1948. The Emperor Cutaway was a special order model - made until around 1957, and had a carved solid spruce arched top. These acoustic Emperors often have a floating pickup fitted by their owners, as they make great jazz guitars.

A Japanese version of this model was made for the Japanese market from 1975 until 1979 - as the Emperor-C model

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Finish colorsnatural finish
Made inUSA
Bindingmulti-ply binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Body back materialmaple body back
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body sides materialmaple body sides
Body stylearchtop
Body top materialspruce body top
Pickguard materialtortoiseshell pickguard
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes


Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Bridgeebony bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
TailpieceFrequensator tailpiece


Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock and triangle fingerboard position markers

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