Imperial Guitar - Legacy
The Imperial Guitar, our single cut offering, combines the classic thick rich tone of guitars from the 50’s updated with modern aesthetic, playability, and construction techniques. Using only premium hand-selected tone woods, these guitars provide a rich and resonant tone that is somewhat traditional but with added clarity thanks to the untraditional 3-piece neck and Dovetail neck joint. Handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY, the Imperial line of guitars offers players the opportunity to chose their own wood combinations. Whether you are looking for a vintage inspired sound or something more non-traditional and unique, the Imperial guitar can be crafted to your specific needs.
Tonewoods: The Imperial Select features hand-selected Alder bodies matched with our tried-and-true 3pc Maple neck and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboard, seen on our popular Emperor and Monarch Standard basses. This combination provides players with a classic full and warm tone yet still has the ability to be articulate to cut through a dense mix. It’s an overall balanced tone that allows the bass to cover a wide variety of sounds.
Heel-less Dovetail Neck Joint: The Imperial Guitar features our unique Dovetail neck joint which provides the tone and response of a set-neck with uninhibited access to the upper frets. The heel has been carved in such a way that transitioning from the nut to the heel of the guitar is smooth and effortless.
Brass Inset Tailpiece: All Imperial Guitar models feature a TonePro ABR bridge with Nylon Saddles for a sweeter tone when playing near the bridge and smoother tuning. Our made-in-house tailpiece features a solid brass bar that has been inset into a fingerboard-matching shell adding sustain and mass to the guitar.
ThroBak SLE-101 MXV P.A.F. Humbuckers: These vintage-accurate reproduction humbuckers from ThroBak Electronics offer the classic P.A.F. tone with sweet highs, warm lows, scooped mids, and amazing clarity. Utilizing short Alnico 2 magnets, these pickups deliver the A2 50's vintage P.A.F. pickup tone without the low end mud often associated with modern Alnico 2 humbucker pickups.
- Imperial body shape
- Dovetail neck joint
- Chambered Mahogany, Walnut, Korina, Black Limba, Alder or Ash body woods
- Flame Maple, Curly Walnut, Ivory Wood top woods available standard
- Indian Rosewood or Ebony, 10" - 20" compound radius fingerboards
- 3-pc Mahogany, Korina, Maple or Walnut neck w/59- LP Shape
- 24.75″ scale, 22-frets (Jumbo)
- Throbak SLE 101 P.A.F. Humbuckers
- 3-way position switch - Vol / Tone, Vol / Tone