The November issue of Premier Guitar has a great look at the Emperor Swingster. Columnist Will Ray, founding member of the Hellcasters and a self-confessed bargain hunter (or "bottom feeder" as he likes to say) was initially drawn to the rockabilly orange flame. "I was blown away with the flame maple sides," wrote Ray. "This baby can do everything from rockabilly to country to blues. Can you dig it, daddy-o?"

We can! Premier Guitar is a great nuts-and bolts guitar mag filled with helpful tips and sometimes cranky but real-life profiles by guitarists who love to praise and do a little digging, too. When you impress them it's a big deal. Read more about the Emperor Swingster and other favorites and check out Epiphone.com for a look at the Black Royale Collection for another take on the Emperor Swingster!