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Joe Pass Emperor II
Joe Pass Emperor II
Joe Pass was known as the “president of bebop guitar.” Raised near Jamestown, Pennsylvania, as a teenager Joe headed for New York City where his inventive, fluid lines, advanced harmonic knowledge, and seemingly endless well of melodic ideas were immediately recognized. Perhaps Pass’ best work was for Norman Granz’ Pablo label, based in Los Angeles. During his career, Joe recorded with a Who’s Who of jazz greats including Les McCaan, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Milt Jackson.

We’re very proud that Joe welcomed the opportunity to have his own Epiphone model and his Joe Pass Emperor II is a stunning guitar and a fitting tribute to a player who was a great teacher and a great inspiration to players around the world.

Like all Epiphones, the Joe Pass Emperor II comes with our Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s famous 24/7/365 customer service. The Joe Pass Emperor II could be the only guitar you ever need but since most Epiphone owners love to have at least 4 or 5 Epiphones, check out a Joe Pass Emperor II at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer today.
  • Inspired by Joe Pass favorite Epiphone
  • Alnico Classic™ Humbuckers
  • Vintage style gold tailpiece and Grover® machine heads
Neckmaple, SlipTaper™ “C” profile
Nut width1.68”
Fretboardrosewood with pearloid block inlays and “Joe Pass” signature truss rod cover.
PickupsAlnico Classic™ Humbuckers
PickguardTortoise shell style with metal “E”
Controls1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1-bridge volume, 1-bridge tone
BridgeFloating rosewood bridge
TailpieceVintage style gold scroll trapeze
Machine HeadsGrover® 16:1 ratio
ColorNatural (NA)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%)7.0 lbs
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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