Joe Pass Emperor

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Joe Pass
Joe Pass

Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua) (January 13, 1929 – May 23, 1994) was an Italian-American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. His extensive use of walking basslines, melodic counterpoint during improvisation, use of a chord-melody style of play and outstanding knowledge of chord inversions and progressions opened up new possibilities for jazz guitar and had a profound influence on future guitarists.


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Joe Pass Emperor

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor Print Ad Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor 1991 Catalog
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor Print Ad
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor 1991 Catalog
Joe Pass
Joe Pass Emperor Headstock
  • 1991-1993

Body:

  • Laminated Maple body
  • Select Spruce top
  • Figured maple back
  • 16" body width

Neck:

  • Set 3-piece Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • Clipped-ear headstock with Vine inlay
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply body, headstock & pickguard
  • 7-ply neck
  • Single-ply f-hole

Electronics:

  • Two Alnico Classic humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch on treble horn

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge with rosewood base
  • Ornate trapeze tailpiece
  • Simulated tortoise shell pickguard with "Joe Pass" signature
  • Diecast tuners
  • Gold tophat knobs

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



Joe Pass Emperor II

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II
  • 1994-Current

Body:

  • Laminated Maple body
  • Select Spruce top
  • 16" body width

Neck:

  • Set 3-piece Maple neck with SlimTaper "C" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays
  • Clipped-ear headstock with Vine inlay
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Joe Pass" inscription
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • 5-ply pickguard, body & headstock
  • 7-ply neck
  • Single-ply f-hole

Electronics:

  • Two Alnico Classic humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch on upper bass bout

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge with rosewood base
  • Ornate trapeze tailpiece
  • 16:1 ratio Grover die-cast tuners
  • Simulated tortoise shell pickguard with "Joe Pass" signature
  • Gold tophat knobs

Colors

  • Natural (NA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)



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