Published On: Fri, Apr 15th, 2011

Epiphone Releases The Royale Collection

The supremely stylish new Epiphone Royale Collection features a limited edition run of five classic award-winning guitars with head-turning good looks.

The Wildcat Royale has all gold hardware, including a historic metal Epiphone name “badge” on the headstock, Epiphone P-90 Classic pickups, Grover machine heads, gold strap button, and a one-of-a-kind gold chunky B70 licensed Bigsby vibrato ($449).

Next, the Dot Royale – based on the classic ES-335 design with gold Alnico Classic Humbucker pickups, gold Epiphone pickguard, gold Grover(R) machine heads, gold strap button, gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone Stopbar tailpiece ($449).

They’ve given the Les Paul the Royale treatment too. Classic features include an Epiphone Les Paul but with a gold pickguard, gold covered Alnico Classic Humbuckers, gold Grover machine heads, gold strap button, gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and gold LockTone Stopbar tailpiece ($479).

With three “dog ear” style Epiphone P-90 classic pickups with gold pole pieces, the Riviera Custom P-93 Royale certainly stands out. Spec include gold pickguard, gold Grover machine heads, a one-of-a-kind gold B70 licensed Bigsby vibrato and a gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge ($549).

Lastly the beautiful Emperor Swingster Royale is a upgraded version of Epiphone’s classic rockabilly, jazz and rock hollowbody. SwingBucker pickups provide the tone with classic Alnico-V magnets, while there’s more golden eye-candy – Grover machine heads, LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge, gold strap button, and to top it all off, a gold licensed B30 Bigsby with original style “wire” handle (as favoured by legendary guitarist, Chet Atkins) ($749).

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