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Epiphone logo 1991 Epiphone Emperor-J
Rare vintage in excellent condition
Sold in Japan only, Emperor-J not only represents the impeccable craftsmanship, also put herself on the front line of rare Japan vintage. Epiphone Introduced Orange Label from a Japanese Manufacturer Terada Music from 1987-1997, featuring lighter and smaller-looking body. When the production of Terada stopped in 1997 it was handed over by Korean Companies from 1998, which again inherited to Chinese vendors from 2005.

As a full hollow body, Emperor-J plays warm and bright. If you are a Jazz player and in search for a jazz box, she is the perfect choice. Staying in amazingly fine condition where I can hardly pinpoint any damage, dent, chip or whatsoever, I really wonder what sort of maintenance has been done for more than 20 years.

Lastly, as a guide to decode the serial number, the 5 digit numbers can be interpreted as YCPPP, where Y=year. C=model code. PPP=production number. Model Codes (C) are1 = NVJ, 2 = EMPEROR, 3 = RIVIERA, 4 = SHERATON, 5 = CASINO, 6 = Limited Edition, 7 = EB-2, 8 = ES-930J, 9 = EMPEROR-J.


Lastly, as a guide to decode the serial number, the 5 digit numbers can be interpreted as YCPPP, where Y=year. C=model code. PPP=production number. Model Codes (C) are1 = NVJ, 2 = EMPEROR, 3 = RIVIERA, 4 = SHERATON, 5 = CASINO, 6 = Limited Edition, 7 = EB-2, 8 = ES-930J, 9 = EMPEROR-J.
Body:  (top) carved solid spruce top
(back) archived maple
(sides) maple
Neck:  3 piece maple
Fretboard:  rosewood
Inlay:  Abalone
Headstock:  Perl "Tree of Life"
Scale:  25.5"
Tailpiece:  Frequensator
Serial Nbr:  19303
Price: $ 996
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Epiphone Emperor-J