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"STAFF PICKS" ~ Darryl Chafe ~ Epiphone Uptown Kat ES - Emerald Green

Reid Music Ltd.

  • $85900


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The next generation of "Kat" archtops featuring ProBucker™ FB720 mini humbuckers, the new UpTown Kat™ ES Collection is the next generation of Epiphones classic Kat archtop and features a true ES style semi-hollowbody archtop with newly designed Epiphone ProBucker™ FB720 mini humbuckers™, Graph Tech® nut, Ebony fingerboard, and Grover® Rotomatic tuners. Available in Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, and Topaz Gold Metallic.

Mini-ProBucker Pickups
The classic "P.A.F" sound is closer than you think. This is a new mini version of Epiphone's ProBucker™ humbucker. It has quietly become one of the most talked about pickups in the industry. It has fooled experts, vintage purists, and even luthiers who have worked with the best vintage examples from the late 50s and early 60s. Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers are the real deal--made with 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, the same alloy used by Gibson at the Kalamazoo factory when the humbucker was first invented. The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output. The size and shape of the bobbins also has a great impact on tonal response. And the bobbins used on ProBucker™ pickups duplicate the size and shape of the gold standard in the industry, Gibson humbuckers. Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups also feature sand cast Alnico II magnets, high quality 4 conductor lead wire, and are vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics.


Specifications
Body Type: Archtop
Body Material: 5-ply Maple/Poplar
Binding: Body - 5 ply black and white, Fingerboard - 1-ply white
Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Slim Taper™ C
Scale Length: 24.72" / 628mm
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech® 
Nut Width: 1.68" / 42.672mm 
Inlays: Pearloid Block
Neck Joint: Glued in
Hardware Finish: Gold (except for the Sapphire blue model which has Nickel hardware finish)
Bridge: LockTone™ ABR
Tailpiece: Trapeze
Tuning Machines: Grover® Rotomatic™ 18:1
Control Knobs: Gold "Top Hat" knobs
Pickup Covers: Gold
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Mini-ProBucker™ FB720
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Mini-ProBucker™ FB720
Controls: Neck Volume, Neck Tone, Master Tone, Master Volume
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
Output Jack: 1/4" Heavy-Duty Epiphone


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