EMPERADOR GUITARS?

Posted by Steve Malson on Thu, 02/22/01 - 08:43:16.
In Reply to Korean Guitar page

I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

Thank you,

Steve

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Emperador guitar

We all seem to be in the same boat, no one has info on the Emperador brand or the maker etc. I wonder if posting pictures of the various different guitar s might help in getting some info . Just a thought !

Emperador 12 string

I just purchased this Emperador 12 string guitar from a pawn shop,the guitar caught my eye when I walked in and upon a very quick appraisal , bought the instrument and took it home. The guitar has Nick's and scratches and the bridge appears to have been re- glued at some point,but once tuned, what a beautiful sound.I had bought it for my campfire guitar but it is now more like my go to guitar for every occasion. The action is very high so I will attempt to fix that with the truss rod; I hope that this can be the cure since the sound is super nice. I would like more info on the guitar so I will include my email,if anyone has info or if we can compare photos,I would appreciate this greatly.
locostbuickv6@@gmail.com

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G'day,
My understanding was that Emperador was made by Ibanez.
I have an Emperador 6string electric with 2 humbuckers, 1 volume and 1 tone pot. guitar body has a unique shaping also which i've not seen before. I can provide pics if anyone is interested.

-=-Dave-=-

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: G'day,
: My understanding was that Emperador was made by Ibanez.
: I have an Emperador 6string electric with 2 humbuckers, 1 volume and 1 tone pot. guitar body has a unique shaping also which i've not seen before. I can provide pics if anyone is interested.

: -=-Dave-=-HI my name is matt i have a emprador electric
but i dont know if it is the same as your it has a gibson shaped body i was wondering if yours is the same can you sand me some pics to www.barraking03.com

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Hey Guys, sorry I've been out of reach for quite a while...
drop me an email and I'll be happy to share pics etc. of my Guitar

-=-Dave-=-

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: hello dave my names andrew i have a emporador electric from about 25 years ago my dad bought it it is shaped like a les paul and has all the same features as one

: : -=-Dave-=-HI my name is matt i have a emprador electric
: but i dont know if it is the same as your it has a gibson shaped body i was wondering if yours is the same can you sand me some pics to www.barraking03.com

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: Hi. my name is John & I have an Emprador semi accoustic bass that I would like to find info about. I purchased it second hand about 33 years ago. It has a 3/4 length neck and a body that looks like a viola. If you know of anyone who can estimate its age or possibly find parts to estore it I would love to hear from you.

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I have an AW-16 model Emperador that I know is at least 22 years old because my dad bought it around the time my sister was born. He thought he bought it new, my mom thought it was used. Is there a way I can find out what year it was manufactured in and how much it is worth. I definitely don't want to sell; it has much sentimental value.
Thanks,
Angie

: I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: Thank you,

: Steve

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: I have an AW-16 model Emperador that I know is at least 22 years old because my dad bought it around the time my sister was born. He thought he bought it new, my mom thought it was used. Is there a way I can find out what year it was manufactured in and how much it is worth. I definitely don't want to sell; it has much sentimental value.
: Thanks,
: Angie

: : I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: : I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: : Thank you,

: : Steve

It is believed that the date of the Emperador AW-16 model was manufactured around the late 1970's - Early 1980's. It was made as a cost effcient duplicate of the Martin D-35. I hope this info. is helpful enough.
-Josh

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Hey Steve,I also got an Emperador guitar about 4 years back and I love it.it has a nice tone to it and the neck is quite narrow so it feels good to play.
I got my guitar from my sister who gave it to me,who got it from our dad,who got it from his brother as a trade for an Ibanez.My sister,Dad and I live in NewBrunswick CANADA and my uncle who had the guitar lives in NewFoundLand CANADA,but where it came from before that I have no idea
ps It's also made in Korea model #6777
happy playing dude.

Emperador guitar

Hi, I saw your post in guitar site dated August 18 ,2003 re:- Emperador guitar . I picked up a 12 string Emperador in a Moncton pawn shop last year and I'M be been looking to information on it. The guitar has dings and dents but produces a sweet sound. The guitar had a tough life and I want to give it a second chance to shine so I I'll fix the dents and dings,replace the tuners,adjust or replace the thrust rod,swap the nut and saddle for bone ones and clean up without going all out and scraping and sanding.I would appreciate any information you might have on the manufacturer and importer,along with anything you have found out .
Thanks in advance !

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Hey Steve,I also got an Emperador guitar about 4 years back and I love it.it has a nice tone to it and the neck is quite narrow so it feels good to play.
I got my guitar from my sister who gave it to me,who got it from our dad,who got it from his brother as a trade for an Ibanez.My sister,Dad and I live in NewBrunswick CANADA and my uncle who had the guitar lives in NewFoundLand CANADA,but where it came from before that I have no idea
ps It's also made in Korea model #6777
happy playing dude.

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: Thank you,

: Steve

Steve, I also aquired a emperador but I didn't even know where it was from. My dad had it since he was young so I know it's pretty old, and his parents have traveled all over the world. Unfortanatly, me being only 19, and my dad and grandparents that would of known anything about it past away about 5 and 6 years back. If you know any thing else please let me know

Emperador

Hi, I found this page about Emperador guitars and I want to add some information:

it looks like "Emperador" was a Private Label / Brand of guitars made in Japan since the early 1960's.

Why? I recently found a Emperador guitar in France which is identical to the Kent 820
guitars made from around 1966 to around 1970 in Japan. To see the Kent 820 guitar,
check this site: http://kent-820.webstarts.com/

"Emperador" is Spanish for "Emperor". It looks like this Brand was marketed in Canada and Europe.

Here's pictures of a Emperador identical to the Kent 820.

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Emperador - Acoustic Guitar - Mod 85 - Made in Japan

Hi! Can anyone tell me anything about the guitar Emperador - Acoustic - mod 85 - made in Japan? stig

Emperador guitar

I bought my Emperador in a music store in Yankton, South Dakota, in 1969 while in grad school. It's been a great guitar through many years. I still play it occasionally, and it still sounds great and has held together with no repair for forty-four years. J

Emperador guitar

Hi...
I have a spanish Emperador guitar. On a bracing near the soundhole there is a number: 140. I don't know if it's the number of the model or if its a serial number. It was bought in 1968 in the Netherlands for 325 guilders, which was quite a handsome sum of money then. The top is laminate with a spruce toplayer; sides and back are solid Indian rosewood and the fingerboard looks rosewood too. The playability of the guitar is excellent and it has a great deep warm sound.
Last year I had the fingerboard and frets repaired by a luthier and i used a finish restorer on the lacquer: the guitar looks almost like new again. I play it every week and enjoy every time i play it.
Kind regards,
Henri

Hey everyone, I ended up

Hey everyone, I ended up here trying to find out more info on my Emperador (6 string acoustic in a dark tan to light red wood, made in Korea- model 1244) from googling. Anyway, just wanted to say I've got probably too many guitars and have higher end ones (3 Rickenbackers, 2 classic Fenders, a Casino and 2 beautiful Takamines as acoustics) but this bloody cheap old Emperador is my favourite and the one I sit and strum when just sitting in the backyard happily having a few drinks.

It's wonderful, and I have no greater emotional attachment to it than I went to a local 2nd hand instrument store to buy a spare acoustic for when friends are over and want to jam and bought it because it was cheap, I loved the finish and it had a deep, deep sound. It's been kicking on for over a decade with me, and god knows how long before that.

Anyway, just wanted to say it in case someone else ends up here because they like the guitar and want more info; so no extra info on them, but just a thumbs up from someone else that things they're pretty decent pieces of kit.

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: : I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: : I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: : Thank you,

: : Steve

:
: Steve, I also aquired a emperador but I didn't even know where it was from. My dad had it since he was young so I know it's pretty old, and his parents have traveled all over the world. Unfortanatly, me being only 19, and my dad and grandparents that would of known anything about it past away about 5 and 6 years back. If you know any thing else please let me know

Howdy folks,

I have a gorgeous sounding (and looking) Emperador 12 string that was appraised 15 years ago as "a decent cheap guitar that is poorly made and will fall apart in a few years"

...I hope that guy likes barbecued crow...

Andy, I have a friend who is a guitar/bass/stringed instrument *animal* who, oddly enough, also has the last name Wiesenborn (although he may spell it differently). I'll talk to him and see what info he may have.

Cheers,

-Chris

Emperador Guitar

God, these guitars have no info whatsoever. Anyways, as far as I can gather, these guitars were foreign made in the late sixties. I can find no other data on them whatsoever. I have a 6 string from 1967 that still sounds amazing, not kidding! Any help would be appreciated

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I purchased my Emperador 335 copy new in november 1969 in edmonton alberta for $275..this puts it in the same price range as a Fender Mustang etc. It was made in Japan and was considered an intemediate guitar. Mine has held up fine and is still used for live gigs on occaision..great sound! Rob

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: : I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: : I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: : Thank you,

: : Steve

:
: Steve, I also aquired a emperador but I didn't even know where it was from. My dad had it since he was young so I know it's pretty old, and his parents have traveled all over the world. Unfortanatly, me being only 19, and my dad and grandparents that would of known anything about it past away about 5 and 6 years back. If you know any thing else please let me know
i to just purchased a electric acoustic 12 string emperador, they where made in japan and then later in korea in 50's or60s that's all i found out on these instruments. i to would like more info.

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Steve
This weekand I helped my uncle move away and while we were moving he dug up a gutair. The gutair was a Emperador. He gave it to me to hang on to untill he comes back. But I no nothing about it. If you found out any info plz let me me know I am interested.

DaNa

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I was given an Emperador from my dad when i started playing and he said he bought it at a garage sale around 20years ago. unlike other posts mine is a strat copy and has a made in japan stamped in the neck bolt plate.I was wondering if anyone had any info in regards to their value or there brand

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: I was given an Emperador from my dad when i started playing and he said he bought it at a garage sale around 20years ago. unlike other posts mine is a strat copy and has a made in japan stamped in the neck bolt plate.I was wondering if anyone had any info in regards to their value or there brand

I bought an Emperador Strat from a pawn broker about 10 years ago for $125. I dont think they have come up very much in value but the Les Pauls seem to have a bit of a following. It was an OK cheap guitar with crappy electrics but I loved it and would buy another.

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: : : I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: : : I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: : : Thank you,

: : : Steve

:
: :
: : Steve, I also aquired a emperador but I didn't even know where it was from. My dad had it since he was young so I know it's pretty old, and his parents have traveled all over the world. Unfortanatly, me being only 19, and my dad and grandparents that would of known anything about it past away about 5 and 6 years back. If you know any thing else please let me know
: i to just purchased a electric acoustic 12 string emperador, they where made in japan and then later in korea in 50's or60s that's all i found out on these instruments. i to would like more info.

I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

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i have the black flat top acoustic,6 string i got it in 1986 i think from the sears catolog so its a sears guitar from the 80s they had nice guitars idk cheers

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Yeah, i haev come accross a emperador bass. It is a ginson style looking bass with 3 plastic pickups. It is jet black with a big scratchplate, three nobs and a switch. Any imformation of its age or any atall would be appreciated. Thanks, matt

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I knwo my emperador base is from '75, was my fatehrs, 2 steel pickups, 20 fret, fender jazz body knockoff, and wow, this thing has sound, i can't find any other information on the company i'm afriad

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Hi Steve

Sorry I'm not used to placing follow ups on notice boards - 3rd time lucky

: I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

Greeny

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: Hi Steve

: Sorry I'm not used to placing follow ups on notice boards - 3rd time lucky

: : I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

: Greeny

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: : Hi Steve

: : Sorry I'm not used to placing follow ups on notice boards - 3rd time lucky

: : : I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

: : Greeny

hello,i too have an emperador,flat top acoustic,6 string,
model AW 4. it has a hummingbird,and a small butterfly,with the hummingbird feeding on the flowers.
it is in darn near perfect condition,except for a couple of minor scratches,it plays decent and sounds good. made in korea. i got it from my wife's ex-husband. i think i gave him 35 or 45.00 for it about 6 years ago. i don't have any idea how old it is,the white inlay on the body looks kind of yellowed from age. it has mother of pearl inlayed in frets. any info anyone has would be appreaciated.
thanks for your time.
Jim Lewis,
North Carolina

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I have an Emperador Aw 4 too...

and I would like to have some info about that guitar if anyone could give some to mee !

Thanks
Jo

: : : Hi Steve

: : : Sorry I'm not used to placing follow ups on notice boards - 3rd time lucky

: : : : I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

: : : Greeny

:
: hello,i too have an emperador,flat top acoustic,6 string,
: model AW 4. it has a hummingbird,and a small butterfly,with the hummingbird feeding on the flowers.
: it is in darn near perfect condition,except for a couple of minor scratches,it plays decent and sounds good. made in korea. i got it from my wife's ex-husband. i think i gave him 35 or 45.00 for it about 6 years ago. i don't have any idea how old it is,the white inlay on the body looks kind of yellowed from age. it has mother of pearl inlayed in frets. any info anyone has would be appreaciated.
: thanks for your time.
: Jim Lewis,
: North Carolina

EMPERADOR LES PAUL COPY MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY

Hi there , I know this is a long time down the road but I purchased one of these new in 1975 in australia . was my first electric and was playing in a band regretably sold it as was too heavy as a working guitar Regeretted it ever since despite trading it in ona 75 gibson sg ( still have ) . the emperadoor was solid body and of very light pinkish clear coat woodgrain , the frett board was detailed in fine inlay . I too have searched high and low for info / images / anything on this guitar . If you have discpvered any more on this item please let me know ...... I think I would have paid about $ 250.00 way back then .
Cheers

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: I have an Emperador Aw 4 too...

: and I would like to have some info about that guitar if anyone could give some to mee !

: Thanks
: Jo

: : : : Hi Steve

: : : : Sorry I'm not used to placing follow ups on notice boards - 3rd time lucky

: : : : : I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

: : : : Greeny

: :
: : hello,i too have an emperador,flat top acoustic,6 string,
: : model AW 4. it has a hummingbird,and a small butterfly,with the hummingbird feeding on the flowers.
: : it is in darn near perfect condition,except for a couple of minor scratches,it plays decent and sounds good. made in korea. i got it from my wife's ex-husband. i think i gave him 35 or 45.00 for it about 6 years ago. i don't have any idea how old it is,the white inlay on the body looks kind of yellowed from age. it has mother of pearl inlayed in frets. any info anyone has would be appreaciated.
: : thanks for your time.
: : Jim Lewis,
: : North Carolin
We all seem to be having the same problem with not being able to find information on the"Emperador" guitar.I have a 12 string acoustic Emperador that was made in Japan #485, vines and a butterfly. It belonged to my Uncle then my father. Mint condition,superb neck action plays like a dream.
Any information to share would be appreciated.

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: : I have an Emperador 12 string guitar that I purchased back in 1973 (used) I never have learned how to play but have been carrying it with me every time I moved all across the country. It has a paper sticker in the sound hole that says hand made. and there is a #458 stamped inside. The sound is beautiful. The finish has some age cracks and I don't know much else about it. But sure would like to find out. Someone told me it was spanish?? Is this correct? Any info would be appreciated. Someone has put an electric pick-up on the guitar. Info anyone????

Help me!,Emperador bass guitar

I have an Emperador 4 string bass guitar.The bass has no serial or model number. I've checked it over a million times, pulled it apart but to no avail. I purchased the guitar with an old GB 60 Lennard amplifier 2 years ago and was told the amp was 23 years old. The bass is sunburst yellow in the shape of an offeset hourglass with two chrome double pickups. The bridge and the rear pickup is covered by a chrome guard and a seperate guard bridges over the front pickup an strings. The pick guard has a timber finger rest screwed to the guitar under the pickups. one more thing, the body of the guitar has been made with two pieces of timber glued together and the body is solid and quite heavy. Any feedback of the company, age and value would be appreciated. The guitar has been in a hard case all its life and is in immmaculate condition. Thanks

Re: Help me!,Emperador bass guitar

hi, I write from Italy and I have an emperador bass guitar, too...if you send me a picture of the bass I could value it, cause I know lot about those instruments. my email address is hellnato@libero.it thanx

Re: Help me!,Emperador bass guitar

Hallo you ! The Bass is made in Japan, Emperador was a great producer of electric-semi-accustis guitars.
The Bass is made i think from 1980-1982.
The Bass is a Copy of the Fender 1975 Jazz Bass.
My Bass is Full modyfied, can we send Fotos together???
so long...
Arno

Re: Help me!, Emperador bass guitar

G'day,
I've had a second hand Emperador Semi Acoustic Bass, with case, since about '84. It's big & heavy & tends to tip down from the weight of the neck if I don't hold on between songs. It has a fairly high action that I should get around to dealing with as it goes out of tune up high. I've installed a brass nut, I can't remember why - it was in the 80's. The thing looks like a Gib 335 bass, nice sun/tobacco burst finish. It BOOOMS. A good rib cage rattler. Came with a thumb & a finger rest which I found amazing at the time, being a plectrum user.
I love the thing but can't find out much info about it or the Coronet SG copy bass I started out on in '74. Both were common brands in Australia in the 70's.
When I play it at home, no matter the volume or amp, things around the house shake & rattle.
Does it have any value besides sentimentality? I don't know.I use it as a back up though with a new set of flat wounds it sounds awesome again.
Cheers
ray

Re: Help me!, Emperador bass guitar

I also have a Emperador bass, Japan-built. It´s an exact copy of a Fender PrecisionBass, and I think it´s from the early or mid eighties, and it sounds great (but it´s eavy). Does anyone know anything about it, the brand, the manufacturer, the quality a.s.o.
Regards
ZINGO Swe

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

Well, if you want some info on Emperadors, here's all I have: the Emperadors were Korean Gibson knock-offs in the 70's. The company behind them was sued by Gibson after a few years, supposedly because the sound was too close to that of the kosher Gibsons. I have also heard that Gibson later bought and absorbed the company into Epiphone, but I can't swear to the veracity of that one. One guy tells me that his Epiphone was inferior to his Emperador though, so maybe there is some truth to it. I'm told that Keith Richards preferred the Emperadors briefly, but that might be a myth too. At any rate, the Emperador is apparently as close a to a Gibson as you will get without shelling out five grand for the real deal. If only I could.

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I have owned an Emperardor 335 copy for many years and it is 'so so'. The action is very high and the sound is ok. I actually just bought an Emperador SG Copy over the weekend and it is very good. The pickups will need to be changed as they sound very'muddy', but the action and build is very good. This would answer the above, as I have only ever seen Gibson copies from Emperador.

I found this one in my attic

I was on my way to school and needed a guitar for my video I was making. I found this Emperador in a pile on junk wrapped up in an old trash bag. Its at least fifteen years old. Other than being out of tune and a little scratched up it sounds just as good as my J.B. player. I dont know how good it is to compare a Emperador and a J.B. player but still i was impressed at the tone for not having ever of heard of that particular name brand.

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hey i also have an emperador guitar but dont know where it was made when it was made and have no clue of the value please help me and send a pic of your emperador to see if it looks like mine . mines also has beautiful sound and its also very smooth . thank you your friend luis

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I got my emperador guitar given to me by my Nanna. She owns a caravan park and one of the guys who stayed there couldnt afford to pay so he left his guitar there as payment. I couldnt figure out what type of guitar it was because the writing was italisised and hard to understand.

Re: EMPERADOR too

I have an emperador guitar that was bought for me in about 1994. It says it was made in Korea. But mine is model AAW41. It's still pretty nice looking, simple ( no pick up or any fancy designs). The action is a hefty pain and leaves for intense callouses. But everyone says it sounds good. Does anyone know where these guitars are about?

~*amy*~

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: : Hi Steve

: : Sorry I'm not used to placing follow ups on notice boards - 3rd time lucky

: : : I also have an Emperador. It's a Les Paul copy made in Japan with Grover machineheads & mother of pearl inlay. This guitar plays beautifully & has such great sustain, it allows me to handle Santana numbers etc. I got mine at a pawnshop 15yrs ago & even then it seemed as old as the hills. I've been trying to find out about the company, when the guitar was made etc.but have got nowhere. Does anyone know anything about these guitars?

: : Greeny
Hi All, I also have an Emperador bought 2nd hand. I was told it was made in Japan in 1974 and it looks like a 335 but with a rolling bridge similar to a Gretch. a bit a mongrel butnice to play and sounds ok as long as you can keep it in tune. My guitar teacher remembered them as being cheap and Japanese in the 70,s but they seem to have lasted. I am also interested in finding out more if anyone has any further information on these guitars.

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check out my review on harmony central,

Andy,

Re: EMPERADOR GUITARS?

: : I recently got a Korean made Emperador guitar second hand. Can you help me with ANY information about it? English only, please.

: : I like the sound and feel and look, but I want to know more.

: : Thank you,

: : Steve

:
: Steve, I also aquired a emperador but I didn't even know where it was from. My dad had it since he was young so I know it's pretty old, and his parents have traveled all over the world. Unfortanatly, me being only 19, and my dad and grandparents that would of known anything about it past away about 5 and 6 years back. If you know any thing else please let me know

Well finally someone has found some info on emperadors! Were made in Korea and basically the brand just copied styles of other guitars like gibson, so there is no emperador style really. I also heard they were sued by Gibson, i think on this site. I hope this helps.

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