Epiphone Announces their Royale Collection

The Epiphone Royale Collection is a limited edition run of five strikingly presented electric models finished in pearl white with gold sparkle binding and gold hardware.

The following are descriptions of the guitars pictured from left to right.

Epiphone Royale Collection

We begin with the Les Paul Royale which has a gold pickguard, gold covered Alnico Classic Humbuckers, gold Grover machine heads, gold strap button, gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and gold LockTone(TM) Stopbar tailpiece. This will be available from mid April onwards with an estimated street price of $479.

Wildkat Royale comes with all gold hardware, including gold historic metal Epiphone name “badge” on the headstock, gold Epiphone P-90 Classic pickups, gold Grover machine heads, gold strap button, and a one-of-a-kind gold B70 licensed Bigsby vibrato. It won’t be in stores until mid May with an estimated street price of $449.

The Emperor Swingster Royale is Epiphone’s go-to rockabilly, jazz and rock hollowbody classic. It features gold Epiphone SwingBucker pickups with classic Alnico-V magnets, gold Grover machine heads, gold LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic bridge, gold strap button, and best of all, a gold licensed B30 Bigsby with original style “wire” handle – as preferred by the legendary Chet Atkins. It’s also expected to be in stores mid May for $749.

The Riviera Custom Royale P93 looks quite stunning featuring three “dog ear” style Epiphone P-90 classic pickups with gold pole pieces, gold pickguard, gold Grover machine heads, a one-of-a-kind gold B70 licensed Bigsby vibrato and a gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge. It’s already available in stores with a street price of $549.

Finally, the Dot Royale is Epiphone’s salute to the ES-335 with gold Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups, gold Epiphone pickguard, gold Grover machine heads, gold strap button, gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone Stopbar tailpiece. Expect to see this in stores mid May for an estimated $449.

For more information visit www.epiphone.com

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