Imperial Series Acoustics

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Epiphone Imperial Collection
Epiphone Imperial Collection

Between 1992 and 1994 Epiphone released a line of guitars called the Imperial Series. These were remakes of the classic Epiphone archtops of the 1930's through the 1960's. Each instrument was hand made in the Fujigen Workshop in Japan to the original specifications of each instrument.

During the 1930's and 1940's, Epiphone produced some of the finest instruments ever made. The Epiphone Imperial Collection brings back some of the most popular and sought-after of these models.

From the top-of-the-line acoustic archtop Emperorwith its huge 18 1/2" body to the elegant curves of the Howard Roberts to the retro look and feel of the Zephyr, every Epiphone Imperial is hand-built like the originals.

- Epiphone, Imperal Collection 1992-1994

See Also:


Imperial Series 1960's Howard Roberts

Epiphone Imperial Series Howard Roberts Epiphone Imperial Series Howard Roberts
Epiphone Imperial Series Howard Roberts
Epiphone Imperial Series Howard Roberts
Epiphone Howard Roberts HR-1
Epiphone Imperial Series Howard Roberts
  • 1992-1994
  • Made to original Howard Roberts specifications
  • Made at the Fuji-gen workshop in Japan


  • Solid curly maple top
  • Laminated maple back & sides
  • Oval soundhole


  • 3-piece maple neck with set dovetail neck joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with slotted-block inlays
  • Original open-book headstock
  • Black veneer with vine inlay on headstock
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width


  • 5-ply body
  • Single-ply neck, headstock & sound hole
  • 1-ring multi-ply rosette
  • 5-ply pickguard binding


  • One floating mini-humbucker pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls mounted to body


  • Gold hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with trapeze tailpiece
  • Rosewood bridge base with two pearl inlays
  • Gold reflector knobs
  • Translucent red pickguard with metal "E" emblem


  • Cherry (CH)

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