In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection

6th Sep 2012 | 11:15

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Collection
From left to right: Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Riviera P93, Dot and Swingster

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

Check out full press release below and browse the gallery for a detailed look at all of the new models.

PRESS RELEASE: The Epiphone Black Royale Collection brings together some of Epiphone's most iconic electric guitars, from vintage standards to new twists on old favorites, all with a beautiful Black Pearl, fine metallic color finish with silver sparkle binding.

No other guitar manufacturer can boast of such a collection that combines classic looks, vintage tone, and modern construction. But most importantly, the Black Royale collection is Epiphone's salute to its many fans, a sincere thank you to Epiphone players around the world who think of Epiphone as their very own instrument company.

The Line-up Includes: The Black Royale Collection features the classic Dot ES-335 style electric that is both a rock and roll and jazz standard, the ES-339 PRO with Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers and push/pull coil-tapping on each pickup, the radical and super cool Riviera Custom P93 featuring three P-90R pickups, the stunning Emperor Swingster with SwingBucker Plus Humbuckers, series parallel wiring, and Bigsby tremolo, the ground-breaking Wildkat with P-90s and Bigsby tremolo, and of course, the Les Paul Standard featuring Alnico Classic Plus Humbuckers.

Built to Perform: All of the Black Royale collection feature Epiphone's all-metal hardware, Grover kidney style 14:1 machine heads, and full function volume and tone knobs using full-size 500K potentiometers. Each member of the Black Royale collection offers players timeless quality and a combination of vintage feel and modern styling that goes with every kind of music.

Grab One Today, Before TheyĆ­re History! It's easy to imagine these instruments hanging in the window of a neighborhood instrument store in 1958 or 1968. But with features like coil-tapping, Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers, right-on intonation and all metal hardware, the Black Royale Collection could only be made today.

Right now. If you're an Epiphone fan, you probably have more than one Epiphone instrument at home. Now, make room for the Black Royale Collection. Be part of our history and let Epiphone be part of yours. Look for the Epiphone Black Royale Collection at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer Today.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Les Paul
Featuring a maple top and a mahogany body and neck

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Les Paul (bridge)
LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar bridge

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Les Paul (controls)
Bridge and neck volume and tone and a three-position toggle switch

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Les Paul (neck)
1960s SlimTaper neck and Alnico Classic humbuckers

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Wildkat
Featuring a laminated maple top and a mahogany body and neck

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Wildkat (bridge)
LockTone tune-o-matic with Bigsby tremolo

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Wildkat (controls)
Bridge and neck volume, master tone, master volume and a three-position toggle switch

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Wildkat (neck)
1960s SlimTaper neck and P-90 single-coil pickups

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Wildkat (headstock)
Dovewing three-on-a-side with vintage "Epiphone" metal badge and Grover Kidney tuners

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale ES-339
Featuring a laminated maple body and mahogany neck

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale ES-339 (bridge)
LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar bridge

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale ES-339 (controls)
Bridge and neck tone, plus bridge and neck volume with push/pull coil-splitting and three-position toggle switch

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale ES-339 (neck)
1960s SlimTaper neck and Alnico Classic humbuckers

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Riviera Custom P93
Featuring a laminated maple body and mahogany neck

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Riviera Custom P93 (bridge/controls)
LockTone tune-o-matic with Bigsby tremolo. Master tone and bridge, middle and neck volume controls with a three-position toggle switch

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Riviera Custom P93 (pickups))
Two P-90 single-coils and one P-90R reversed polarity single-coil in the middle position

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Riviera Custom P93 (headstock))
Sloped Dovewing three-on-a-side with "pearloid" pineapple inlay and vintage-style tuners

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Dot
Featuring a laminated maple body and mahogany neck

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Dot (bridge)
LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar bridge

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Dot (controls)
Bridge and neck volume and tone and a three-position toggle switch

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Dot (neck)
1960s SlimTaper neck and Alnico Classic humbuckers

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Dot (headstock)
Sloped Dovewing three-on-a-side with "pearloid" dot inlay

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Emperor Swingster
Featuring a select spruce top, laminated flame maple body and mahogany neck

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Emperor Swingster (bridge)
Pinned roller tune-o-matic bridge with Bigsby tremolo and wire handle

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Emperor Swingster (controls)
Bridge and neck volume with series/parallel push/pull switches; bridge and neck tone and three-position toggle switch

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Emperor Swingster (neck)
1960s SlimTaper neck and SwingBucker pickups

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

In Pictures: Epiphone Limited Edition Black Royale Collection
Epiphone Black Royale Emperor Swingster (headstock)
Large clipped ear three-on-a-side with vintage "Epiphone" logo and vine in pearloid and abalone

You're looking at the new Epiphone Black Royale Collection, a range of six guitars, including the Les Paul, Wildkat, ES-339, Dot, Riviera P93 and Emperor Swingster, all coated in a really-quite-desireable Black Pearl metallic finish.

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