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Old 06-09-2022, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I started playing guitar a year ago, and my electric is the Yamaha Pacifica. But i was always a fan of gibson guitars but obviously they are quite expensive so the solution is Epiphone. I am a huge fan of the Gibson Super 400 CES (I fell in love with it seeing Elvis rock it in his '68 comeback special) so i found an epiphone that kinda looks like the Super 400 and it's the Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Pro. I love how bulky it is, i love how big it is but the thing is, i mostly play rock 'n' roll and generally everything BUT jazz (which is what the Emperor II is intended for, right?). So that's my concern, since all of the youtube reviews of the guitar are jazz related. My question to you is, can i play all sorts of genres on the Emperor II, not just jazz? My other option is the Epiphone Casino which is also a beautiful guitar but the former is a bit more beautiful than the Casino. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2022, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can play anything you want on any guitar. The tone of the materials in the build are what traditionally suits certain genres/styles. If I hook up an ES 335 to a distortion pedal I can play death metal, but the tones and timbre won't be as sharp and crisp as say a Schecter Hellraiser. There's no rules to any of this. If you want a versatile guitar, get a Les Paul.
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Old 01-03-2024, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pickups: The Joe Pass Emperor II Pro comes equipped with ProBucker pickups. These pickups are known for their warm and clear tones, which can work well for jazz but are versatile enough for other genres. They should handle rock 'n' roll tones quite well.

Hollow Body Design: The Emperor II is a hollow-body guitar, which can produce a rich and resonant sound. This feature is often associated with jazz guitars, but it can also work nicely for other genres, adding a unique character to your tone.

Scale Length: The 24.75" scale length on the Emperor II is similar to many Gibson models, making it comfortable for a variety of playing styles.

Playability: The Emperor II has a comfortable neck and a generally playable design. This makes it suitable for various playing techniques, whether you're playing jazz chords or rocking out with power chords.
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